Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali, closed for international arrivals since April 2020, is reopening for foreign tourists from February 4, 2022, with a five to seven-night quarantine requirement.
Bali already opened for nationals of China, New Zealand, Japan, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates + some others back in October. Still, none arrived because there have been no direct flights. Singapore Airlines is resuming direct flights to Bali on February 16.
Business visa schemes have allowed visitors wishing to enter Indonesia to do so, but these have come at a price, and you have needed a local visa agent to do the work.
It is unclear exactly what requirements are in place for tourists wishing to enter Bali need from Friday this week. They certainly need a confirmed accommodation for the quarantine period of five days (could be four nights – how these have played in Jakarta). Can they enter using the existing visa-free arrangements, or are there red tape in place?
Five to seven-day quarantine won’t bring tourists back to Bali when there are destinations where no quarantine is required. Instead, it may divert some to quarantine in Bali instead of Jakarta.
Also, you need to arrive on international flights, and only Singapore Airlines has confirmed that they will start flying to the island from February 16.
Bali has, for the past 20 months, relied upon domestic tourists. So I don’t see this new plan working unless they entirely scrap the quarantine requirement.
We should know more later this week what the exact requirements are.