Updated Bali Visa and Quarantine Guidelines for Tourists
UPDATED: May 20, 2022
As Covid cases continue to drop, Bali has further eased the travel restrictions for international travellers.
International tourists landing in Bali are no longer required to go through the previously mandated quarantine or to prebook a CHSE certified hotel as long as they are fully vaccinated. Booster shots are not mandatory as well.
In addition, the pre-arrival PCR testing requirement is dropped and masked are no longer needed outside.
Children below the age of 18 do not need to be vaccinated if they travel with parents that are fully vaccinated (two jabs).
Those that recovered from COVID-19 in the 30 days before their arrival also do not need to undergo a pre-arrival PCR test anymore. All you have to do is to fill out the COVID recovery form that you can obtain from your airline and then arrange for a doctor’s certificate.
Here are the remaining requirements that travelers must take care of to be allowed to enter Bali:
- A copy of your vaccination certificate showing that you’ve had at least two doses
- A valid visa. Tourists from 60 countries are eligible for Visa on Arrival (List of countries provided below), while the rest need a B211A visa processed before arrival. Resident visas and Indonesian passport holders can land directly in Bali.
- Proof of travel insurance (COVID-19 must be listed as part of the coverage)
- Proof of return flight
- Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure
- Online customs declaration form completed before departure (http://cdbali.net)
- PeduliLindungi app installed on the traveller’s mobile device (no need to set it up)
Although things are not yet completely back to pre-pandemic status, these new guidelines are bringing us closer to our usual travel goals once again.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is CHSE?
CHSE, or Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability, is a certification seal given to establishments that have the right health and safety protocols in place. These safety protocols include social distancing, wearing masks, and regular hand washing.
Which countries are marked as eligible for Visa on Arrival?
Effective April 28, 2022, the number of countries eligible for Visa-on-Arrival has increased from 42 to 60 countries. These are the following countries:
South Africa, United States of America, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Philippines, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Germany, Cambodia, Canada, South Korea, Croatia, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Myanmar, Norway, France, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, New Zealand, Seychelles, Singapore, Cyprus, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, China, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Greece
Tourists coming from countries that are not on this list are required to secure a B211 Tourism Visa.
How much is the Visa on Arrival?
The Visa on Arrival costs 500,000 Rp, which is good for 30 days. This visa can be paid in cash or via Mastercard or Visa.
These guidelines may change anytime depending on the status of the pandemic. For now, we are all hopeful that things will get back to normal soon.
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