Bali Calling: Quarantine-Free Entry For Foreign Tourists From 14 March

Get back on that Bali high! With a three-day quarantine from today and quarantine-free entry from 14 March, now’s a great time to plan a holiday! (Image by Guillaume Marques.)

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Who here misses travelling to Bali, say aye! Well, we here at team Zafigo certainly miss our jaunts over at Indonesia’s most popular island destination, and were squealing at today’s news.

While a three-day quarantine for entry to sunny Bali for foreign travellers begins today (1 March 2022), we’ve got another bit of good news for you. From 14 March 2022 (or maybe even sooner), all foreign tourists will be allowed quarantine-free entry to the Island of Gods! This is part of a quarantine-free trial that the Indonesian government is conducting on the island.

“The government will also conduct a trial without quarantine for overseas travellers who come to Bali and it is planned to take effect on 14th March with several conditions,” said Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in a virtual press conference.

Some of these conditions include the following:

  • Being fully vaccinated or boosted.
  • Foreign travellers must show proof of hotel payment for at least four days.
  • Visitors will need to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and await their results in a hotel until their results come out.
  • A negative test result will allow these tourists to be free to do their activities.
  • SOPs such a mask-wearing and maintaining social distance still apply.
  • Tourists will need to take a second PCR test on their third day at their respective hotels.

“If the trial in Bali goes well, then we will expand the no-quarantine policy throughout Indonesia from 1st April or earlier than 1st April, 2022. However, once again, this policy will be carried out based on data on the development of the pandemic going forward,” added Pandjaitan.

So, next stop Bali! And hopefully soon, the rest of Indonesia too. We’re going to keep our fingers crossed for Lombok.

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Going by the nickname Kuzai, the Kelantan native has spent 15 years in the wonderful world of publishing, formerly managing the beauty sections of glossies including ELLE and Harper’s BAZAAR. Now, Kuzai is the Editor of Zafigo. The wannabe runner is also mom to a feisty toddler, suffers from constant wanderlust, and really just works to eat, travel, and shop.