Latest Travel Regulations to Enter Bali as of 5 April 2022
You know what time it is? Yes, #ItstimeforBali! The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, imposed new regulations for those who are planning to travel to Bali.
Since 14 October 2021, Bali has been gradually opening its doors to international tourists.
On 3 February 2022, the inaugural commercial flight of Garuda Indonesia Airline carrying international tourists landed in Bali from Narita, Japan.
By relaxing the travel restrictions to Bali, the Indonesian Government hopes that this move will be able to revitalize the country’s tourism.
On 7 March 2022, the government also applied a quarantine-free trial period and a Visa On Arrival (VOA) program for 23 selected countries.
The list of countries was then extended to 42 on 22 March 2022 and 43 countries on 6 April 2022.
To support the process of Bali reopening, the Indonesian Government will ensure to keep their utmost efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19,
namely by maintaining the status as one of countries with the highest vaccination rates,
as well as the country that consistently provides safety protocols for all visitors.
As of 6 April 2022, Bali is one of the top 3 provinces with highest vaccination rates
and also one of the highest numbers of CHSE
1. Pre-departure Preparation
Before departing to Bali, you need to prepare yourself with the information about the Visa and requirements to enter Indonesia.
Entering with Visa on Arrival and Visa Exemption Facility
According to the Circular Letter of the Directorate General of Immigration No. IMI-0549.GR.01.01 of 2022
concerning the Ease of Immigration to Support Sustainable Tourism during the COVID-19 Pandemic effective from 6 April 2022,
below are the list of countries and special entities for Visa On Arrival ( VOA ), in alphabetical order :
5. Brunei Darussalam
22. New Zealand
27. Saudi Arabia
30. South Africa
31. South Korea
37. Timor Leste
40. United Arab Emirates
41. United Kingdom
42. United States of America
Below are the list of countries and special entities for Visa Exemption Arrangement Facility in alphabetical order :
1. Brunei Darussalam
Please note that VOA and Visa Exemption Facility are only available in Ngurah Rai International Airport.
More details about the rules and regulation for VOA and Visa Exemption Facility can be read on
and can be summarized
as follows according to the circular note from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia No. SE/00035/PK/04/2022/64 :
- Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose can be issued accordingly with the following requirements :
- Passport (diplomatic/official/ordinary) that is valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months
- A return ticket or a pass to continue the trip to another country
- Proof of payment of PNBP Visa on Arrival of 500,000 IDR (in the case of applying for a Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose)
- Proof of ownership of health insurance which includes financing for handling COVID-19 and medical evacuation to a referral hospital
The entry stamp on the granting of a Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose will be valid as a Visit Stay Permit with the certain period,
as follows :
- Visit Visa Exemption : maximum 30 days and cannot be extended
- Visa on Arrival : maximum of 30 days and can be extended once for another 30 days at the Immigration Office in the area where the foreign national lives
Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose can also be granted for foreign nationals
on official visit or government duties to attend international events , for which shall be applied additional requirement :
to enclose an invitation letter issued by the Indonesian government to attend the international conferences/trials/meetings
The provision of Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose as stipulated above
applies to holders of diplomatic passports, service passports, or ordinary/general passports
Entering with E-visa
2. Arrival Protocols
When you have arrived in Bali, there are several measures you need to take before you can continue your trip.
According to the
Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 17 of 2022 concerning Health Protocol for International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic
as of 5 April 2022, all international travelers, whether they are Indonesian citizens or foreign nationals,
should comply with all the detailed regulations on
The protocols can be summarized as follows according to the circular note
from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia No. SE/00035/PK/04/2022/64 :
All foreign travelers (foreign nationals) who will enter the territory of the Republic of Indonesia shall adjust their travel documents
to ensure compliance with the provisions regarding the foreign travelers allowed to enter the territory of Indonesia,
which includes Covid-19
RT-PCR examination provisions, quarantine period, and the use of
Foreign travelers must show a negative RT-PCR test result
in which samples were taken in the country or region of origin within a maximum period of 2 x 24 hours
before the departure time
Upon arrival at the entry points, foreign travelers must undergo a COVID-19 symptom check, including a body temperature check, with the following conditions :
If there is no symptom of COVID-19 and body temperature is below 37.5 degrees Celsius:
no need to undergo RT-PCR examination upon arrival
If there is any symptom of COVID-19 or body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius : must undergo RT-PCR examination upon arrival
The provision regarding the period of isolation (quarantine) applies for all foreign travelers with the following categories :
- Quarantine is no longer required for those who have received the complete dose of vaccine at least 14 days before the departure time
- Quarantine period of 5 x 24 hours is required for those who have not been vaccinated or received the complete dose of vaccine
- Foreign travelers under the age of 18 (eighteen) years and/or require special protection
can follow the quarantine period provisions imposed on their parents or caregivers
The above policies are temporary and will be readjusted according to global health developments
Please make sure that you are tested by
the affiliated laboratories so that the results will be directly connected to the PeduliLindungi app
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to get a one stop service for your travel requirements in Bali.
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Remember to always comply with all the health protocols while enjoying the best of Bali again.
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*Disclaimer : This article was updated on April 6, 2022. Due to the dynamic nature of travel regulations,
please stay updated and confirm your itinerary with your chosen travel providers.