Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali opened for international tourism arrivals yesterday after announcements of this opening were made four days earlier, with hardly any information about the procedures.
It turned out that going on “vacation” wasn’t that easy due to a four-night “quarantine” that Bali wants to call a “Warm Up Vacation.” It turns out that you need to buy a vacation package from one of the five approved hotels to get a visa (you need to use a local agent or ask the hotel).
You can access Bali’s Tourism Association website here.
Bali’s Tourism Association has now put up a PDF that covers the eligible hotels, what they offer, and how much this “Warm Up Vacation” will set you back.
We have covered this recent opening twice this week:
- Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua in Nusa Dua
- Westin Resort Nusa Dua
- Griya Santrian Nusa Dua
- Viceroy in Ubud
- Royal Tulip Jimbaran
What You Need:
- B211 Visa (you need a local sponsor)
- Can only enter Indonesia via Bali or Riau Islands
- Fully Vaccinated
- PCR-RT test done not more than 48 hours before scheduled departure
- 120 hours (5 X 24) of quarantine if fully vaccinated (longer if not)
- PCR-RT tests upon arrival and on day 4
- Health insurance with a minimum of $25,000 coverage that includes Covid-19 care
- Proof of accommodation booking (Warm Up Vacation)and payment for the duration of the intended stay
Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua in Nusa Dua
Westin Resort in Nusa Dua
Griya Santrian in Sanur
Viceroy in Ubud
Royal Tulip in Jimbaran
PDF from Bali’s Tourism Association:
It is challenging to see any genuine tourists entering under this scheme, considering how few have entered through Phuket’s Sandbox, which doesn’t require you to quarantine in a hotel but allows roaming anywhere around the island.
I am glad, however, that Indonesia has opened this alternative way to enter the country without having to spend found nights locked up in a hotel room in Jakarta. This is a great way to enter the country in a civilized way and have some R&R.
I have been to Bali numerous times and went through what Google Photos had for the island. There were quite a few that I cannot publish here. I have had such fun times there.