While the Indonesian borders are currently closed for short-term visitors, Bali is still an attractive travel destination for locals and domestic tourists. If you are planning to travel to and from Bali, check out Bali Covid-19 travel requirements. We will also share with you about the new single entry e-Visa B211b.
1. Bali Covid-19 travel requirements for domestic travel
- A Negative Covid-19 test
Whether you are entering Bali via the air, land or sea route, you need a negative Covid test. There are 3 types of tests that are accepted:
- RT-PCR test: the test needs to be conducted within 48 hours before departure.
- The rapid antigen test
- The GeNose C19 test: can be done at the port of entry
Children under the age of 5 are not required to do the test.
The GeNose test is available at 4 airports:
- Sultan Mahmud Baddarudin II Airport (Palembang)
- Husein Sastranegara Airport (Bandung)
- Yogyakarta International Airport (Yogyakarta)
- Surabaya Juanda International Airport (Surabaya)
- The electronic Health Access Card (e-HAC)
If you are travelling by air or by sea, filling in this form is a must.
On the other hand, if you are using land transportation (both private and public), it is advisable to fill in the form.
- If the test result is negative, but you are showing symptoms
In this case, you should not continue the journey and are required to do a RT-PCR diagnostic test.
While waiting for the result, you are required to self-isolate.
- A Negative Covid-19 test
These requirements are effective from April 1, 2021
2. Bali Covid-19 Visa requirements for international travels
At the moment, the visa on arrival is still not available, but there is a type of visa that allows foreigners to visit Bali: the Single Entry e-Visa B211b.
Eligibility: almost anyone can apply for this visa, as long as it is not for tourism purposes. You will need to be sponsored by a PT (Perseroan Terbatas) Company in Indonesia. This can be easily arranged with your Bali visa agent.
Availability: This visa allows you to stay in Bali for 60 days. You can have four 30-day extensions after that. In total, you can be in Bali for 6 months with this visa.
How to apply for Indonesia’s Single Entry e-Visa B211b
The application can be submitted online by your visa agent. Here are the documents you will need:
- A scanned copy of your passport
- A bank statement in English of minimum USD 10,000
- Confirmed return tickets to and from Indonesia. The dates of the flights have to be within 60 days
- Proof of e-Visa payment
- Your purpose of visit. You may need to describe the reasons for your trip. It can be to attend a business meeting, to assess an investment opportunity or collect market information. You can consult your visa agent about this.
3. Coming to Bali during Covid-19 pandemic
At the moment, there is no direct flight from other countries to Bali. You will need to fly to Jakarta before continuing the journey to Bali.
Indonesia travel restrictions
Once you’ve obtained your B211b visa, you will need to provide:
- A negative COVID-19 PCR test (done within 72 hours before departure)
- Fill out the e-HAC
- Quarantine for 5 days at designated facilities at your own expense, regardless of vaccination status
After the quarantine period, you can then go to Bali (and will need to fulfil the requirements mentioned in point 1)