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.
Covid-19 Situation in Indonesia
Indonesia is in lockdown at the moment.
As of 27 July, 2021, over 45 million people have received the first dose of vaccination. 18.6 million people have received the second jab. (More information here)
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. If flying to Bali, you will need:
- A negative PCR swab test result taken within 48 hours of departure to Bali and a completed e-HAC Indonesia form (online). Your negative PCR test certificate must contain a barcode or QR code. If you do not have a barcode/QR code on your certificate, you will be required to take an additional PCR test at the airport on arrival in Bali. GeNose test is no longer valid. For those arriving by sea a PCR test with 48 hr validity or a negative rapid test, again with 48hr validity is required.
- Your vaccination certificate showing at least 1 COVID-19 vaccine having been administered.
Children under the age of 5 are not required to do the test.
- 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
For Foreigners are required to bring the full dose of Covid – 19 vaccine card/certificate (physical or digital).
In accordance with the Decree of the Head of the Covid-19 Handling Task Force Number 6 of 2021, there will be 3 (three) times RT-PCR test:
- 72 hours before departure;
- 24 hours after arrival in the Republic of Indonesia; and
- 7 days after arrival/isolation at the accommodation in Indonesia.
Upon arrival, an RT-PCR retest was conducted for the traveler and are required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 8 or 14 days depending on the escalation Covid19 case of the country of origin.
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
- After 7 days of quarantine from the date of arrival for Indonesian citizens and foreigners are re-examined RT-PCR. If the RT-PCR result is negative, then after 8 days of quarantine, Indonesian citizens and foreigners are declared for completed quarantine.
After the quarantine period, you can then go to Bali (and will need to fulfil the requirements mentioned in point 1)