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Traveling to Bali

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Traveling to Bali


I'm getting conflicting answers. Has anyone traveled to Bali successfully in the last week or so with ONLY a negative covid test? Or do you have to be fully Vax for entry?

We have dates for October 18 and are hoping for the best!

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Munich, Germany
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for Bali
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1. Re: Traveling to Bali

Hi Eleace,

Indonesia/Bali is completely closed to International tourists. Only diplomats and Foreigners with official residency or work visas or those on humanitarian or medical grounds allowed to enter Indonesia.

No International flights to DPS Bali.

Only International flights to Jakarta.

Some people were getting round the tourist ban by buying a Business e-visa through a local sponsor service but this loophole has now been closed.

Even when it was available the costs of the Visa was a minimum of $250 per person. Up to $600.

You needed to be fully vaccinated and complete 8 days quarantine in Jakarta undertaking a number of PCR Tests.

If you want more advice on what to do I suggest you say where you are from and what and how you and with whom you have booked.

This will determine what your legal rights are.

You should also be aware that despite Bali/Indonesia being closed to international tourism and Denpasar Airport closed for International flights some airlines and holiday companies are not informing customers that the holiday/flights aren’t going until 3 weeks before departure.

Some Airlines are still selling tickets for flights to Bali/DPS in October onwards despite DPS Airport being closed for international flights.

As an example we had 2 large Bali trips booked in 2020. We book everything independently. We were flying from Munich. Daughter and BF flying from London. We had flights and accommodation booked both direct with airlines/accommodation and over Expedia. We got full refunds on everything. No “forced” vouchers.

For our trip in November 2020 we were flying with Singapore Airlines. They cancelled the flight in August 2020.

My daughter & BF were flying with Turkish Airlines. They weren’t informed of the flight cancellation until Mid October 2020 - 3 weeks before departure.

On the same day Turkish Airlines were still selling tickets to Bali for departures 1 week after daughters planned departure date.

Bali, Indonesia
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for Ubud, Pemuteran, Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia
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2. Re: Traveling to Bali

In general, you do need to be fully vaccinated to enter Indonesia. There are some possibilities that you can enter with only one shot, and some other extenuating circumstances accompanied with a letter from a specialist that you cannot be vaccinated. But the regulations do change as the situation develops. If you want to keep up to date with the regulations either check with the immigration on instagram ditjen_imigrasi (in both English and Bahasa Indonesia) or on Facebook on the

(unofficial) Bali Covid-19 Update page.

Also, it depends on the visa you have. Only foreigners with Diplomatic, Dinas (government work, or KITAS/KITAP residence visas are allowed to enter Indonesia.

Even if the airline will allow you to board, immigration in Indonesia will be the arbiter of entry, and there are daily reports of foreigners being turned away, some even after long international flights.

Also the quarantine period is 8 days, at your own cost and only at hotels in Jakarta that are on the approved list.

You dont' mention what your particular situation is but since Indonesia is in the middle of a big surge in Covid-19 cases I would not enter Indonesia now.

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