Indonesia considerably eased the entry restrictions over the past week, which has created significant confusion because there are different set rules for Bali/Batam and the rest of the country.
Select visitors are eligible for a Visa-on-Arrival if they enter Indonesia through Bali and are free to roam on the island but must book a stay of a minimum of three nights at select hotels.
Those who decide to enter via Jakarta or any other approved entry points must have a visa and stay in quarantine (health supervision) for a night but are then free to go on their business.
Now, Welcomebacktobali has produced a helpful diagram of various entry requirements to Bali:
Bali’s Immigration Department has shared the following information on Instagram:
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If you need to develop diagrams and flowcharts when it comes to entry to a previously popular holiday spot, something is seriously not right.
Your average tourists won’t have the patience to study these entry requirements or read Surat Eradans, but instead, choose a destination without such onerous obstacles.
I wish that Indonesia and Bali could further relax these requirements that could then see more tourists return.