On Monday 4th October, the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandaitan announced plans to reopen Bali International Airport on 14th October, providing it meets the provisions and requirements to ensure safe international travel following Indonesia’s strict regulations.
We cannot guarantee that this will 100% happen; however, we hope it does as it will finally breathe life back into Bali which has seen its tourist industry depleted over the last year due to the travel restrictions.
No English version was released, so LetsMoveIndonesia made an unofficial translation so foreigners can understand the new protocols which can bee seen below in the PDF:
Requirements to enter Bali will be the same as the rest of the country, including visa holders only, traveller must be fully vaccinated, quarantine upon arrival, as well as all foreigners following strict health protocols upon entering the country.
It would seem that at this time, not all nationalities will be able to fly directly to Bali, although this most definitely will change. The countries listed by Luhut who are allowed to enter Bali directly are as follows:
Abu Dhabi, China, Dubai, Japan, New Zealand & South Korea.
(Once again, this list will most definitely change soon, we don’t know why there would be a selective list when all nationalities can enter via other international ports)
Bali airport released a guide regarding the new arrivals/departures protocols, as well as the proposed quarantine list (which may be changed or edited over time).
Additional ports of entry to Indonesia presently include: Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta Airport) and Manado (Sam Ratulangi Airport), as well as sea ports which includes Batam (Java), Sumatra (Tanjung Pinang) & Kalimantan (Nunukan).
If you need assistance with your visa to enter Indonesia, then feel free to contact LetsMoveIndonesia and we will be more than happy to help! WA: +62 811 1286 948 T: +62 21 300 297 27 (Jakarta) T: +62 361 934 8343 (Seminyak Bali) T: +62 361 939 9406 (Canggu Bali) E: email@example.com
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