The government of Bali has announced that from 7 March 2022, fully-vaccinated tourists can purchase for a visa on arrival at Ngurah Rai airport, and remain in Bali without having to quarantine, subject to in-country PCR tests administered when they first arrive.
The visa will cost IDR500,000 (approx. $35/£27) and is valid for 30 days, which can be extended for another 30 days in country.
In order to board a flight to Bali, tourists will be required to present both proof of vaccination and proof of a negative PCR test (with QR or bar code) issued a maximum of 48 hours prior to departure. They must also provide proof that they have booked accommodation in Bali for a minimum of four nights at a government-approved hotel, and have travel insurance which will cover the cost of treatment for Covid-19, should the need arise.
Visitors will be required to take a PCR test on arrival and wait in their hotel for the result (usually no more than one day), after which they will be free to leave the hotel, assuming the result is negative. They must take a second test on day three of their stay, after which they will be allowed to travel freely within Indonesia, assuming the second test result is also negative.
A positive result will mean that the visitor must isolate at an approved hotel for a minimum of seven days at their own expense.
The guidelines for ‘fully vaccinated’ indicate that two doses or three (with the booster) are acceptable, as long as they have been administered more than 14 days prior to travel. The UK’s NHS Covid Pass is accepted as evidence for entry.
Unvaccinated persons are not permitted to enter Indonesia without a letter from a doctor explaining the medical reason why they cannot be vaccinated. Each letter will be examined by the Indonesian health authorities on a case-by=case basis.
The current guidelines from the UK government’s FCDO travel advice website are (as of 12 March) as follows:
Visa on arrival for fully vaccinated tourists:
- provide a health certificate confirming a negative COVID-19 PCR test (swab test) result, which can be checked by a QR code or bar-code. From 1 January, your certificate must be issued a maximum of 48 hours prior to your departure for Indonesia. The certificate must be in English
- download and install the Peduli Lindungi app (for Apple and for Android) to perform the e-Hac registration
- show proof of a paid stay of a minimum of four nights
- take a PCR test on arrival. If the result is positive, visitors are required to undergo isolation at their hotel. Elderly visitors with co-morbidities will be admitted to hospital.
- a further PCR test is required on day three. If the result is negative, visitors are allowed to continue their holiday.
- show proof of health insurance (minimum $25,000)/travel insurance including specific COVID-19 health coverage and a letter stating their willingness to pay for their own treatment should the person be or become infected with COVID-19
The complete list of requirements for UK citizens can be found at FCDO travel advice website. A useful resource with more advice on the eHac registration, Peduli Lindung app and a list of hotels with Indonesian CHSE approval can be found at www.welcomebacktobali.com