Overseas travellers from several countries entering Indonesia through airports and ports in Bali are no longer required to quarantine and are allowed to use Visa On Arrival (VoA), starting 7th March 2022
The government has also abolished the requirement for a sponsor or guarantor to apply for a tourist E-Visa. However, no official circular has been published by authorities as this news was being published.
Bali Governor I Wayan Koser revealed that the decision was taken in a coordination meeting held on 4th March 2022, which was attended by the Ministers of Communications, Health, Tourism and Creative Economy, Transportation, Law and Human Rights, and Foreign Affairs, as well as the Head of the COVID-19 Task Force, coordinator and members a team of experts from the COVID-19 task force, Bali’s Governor, and other officials in Bali.
“According to the direction of the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Bali is committed to accelerating the booster vaccine with a minimum target of 30 percent, which is planned to be achieved by 7th March,” said the governor, reported by Bisnis.com.
Koster asserted that even though the quarantine policy was removed and overseas travellers will be allowed to use VOA again, the requirements to maintain the health protocols were still in place.
Conditions of no quarantine and VoA
The meeting’s decision, which is stated in a report letter, states the health requirements that must be met by the overseas travellers are the following:
- Must be fully vaccinated or have received a booster
- Have a negative PCR test result before departure
- Proof of payment of hotel bookings for a minimum of four days in Bali
- Have health insurance that guarantees COVID-19 treatment according to the provisions
- Undergo another PCR test at the arrival gate of Bali
- Travellers with negative results may explore the Island of the Gods, whereas those with positive results are required to undergo isolation at the hotel and take another PCR test on the third day
- Negative PCR test results on the third day mean the travellers can continue their travels on the fourth day
- Elderly overseas travellers who are tested positive and have comorbidities will be immediately hospitalised
Only applicable to 23 countries
The following countries can take advantage of the new rules, once the government completes the documentation:
- The United States of America
- The United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
- South Korea
- New Zealand
- United Arab Emirates
- Brunei Darussalam