Travelling to Bali has become easier since the travel ban was lifted – but certain remaining regulations seem to be a thorn in many a traveller’s side.
Bali has scrapped its requirement for quarantine on arrival for vaccinated international travellers. This ideally makes travel to the Indonesian island province much easier for tourists, but some of the existing requirements could be seen as obstacles for tourists and might throw a spanner in the works for the recovery of tourism.
Entry regulations for Bali
The exotic island of Bali remains a travel destination of choice for many. Off-limits to tourists for almost two years, the Indonesian island only recently welcomed back tourists on 4 February 2022. Despite this, Bali still has stringent entry requirements set in place.
Here are some of the regulations to enter Bali, according to Travel News:
- All travellers must carry a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours before travel.
- All international travellers also need travel insurance with COVID-19 medical coverage at least US$30 000 (R452 000) in value.
- Travellers must also have proof of minimum three days of accommodation booked at a certified hotel.
- Visitors must also have another PCR test taken on arrival at the airport, and must then await their results in a government-certified hotel. Guests need only stay in their hotel room until the results of this test come back negative.
- Visitors, even after having had a negative test result, must commit to a THIRD PCR test on the third day of their stay.
- The common global regulation of proof of vaccination is also necessary, and arrivals must show proof of their vaccination, with the final dose received at least 14 days prior to travel. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this vaccination requirement.
Travellers from South African must also obtain a Visit Visa B211A in order to travel to Bali for tourism purposes. This Visa is valid for 60 days and can be extended up to four times, for an extra 30 days at a time.