Bali Covid Vaccination Requirements (2023)

As of February 2023, the Indonesian government requires that all foreign travellers entering Indonesia must have received a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before arrival. This requirement applies to all travellers aged 18 and over, regardless of their nationality.

Vaccination requirements

  • Must be fully vaccinated with WHO-authorized vaccinations, and the 2nd vaccination must have been given at least 14 days prior to departure.
    •  1 x COVID-19 vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson, Sputnik V or Convidecia are accepted 
    • or provide COVID recovery certificate
    • or medical exemption letter
  • International travellers aged 0 – 17 do not require to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. 
  • International travellers 18 years and above are required to be fully vaccinated.
  • COVID-19 recovery – as of 11 July 2022
    • If you have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 a maximum of 30 days before departure and you have been declared inactive in transmitting COVID-19, an exception is made from the obligation to show a fully COVID-19 vaccination card/certificate and a minimum of one dose is required.  
  • Travellers with special health conditions or comorbid diseases that cause travellers to be unable to receive vaccines may enter if they meet the following conditions:
    • They must attach a doctor’s certificate from the Government Hospital of the country of departure stating that the person concerned has not and/or cannot participate in the COVID-19 vaccination.

What types of vaccines are accepted?

In addition, the type of vaccine accepted by the Indonesian government is limited to those that have been authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Indonesian Food and Drug Administration (BPOM). As of February 2023, the WHO has authorized several COVID-19 vaccines, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, and Sinopharm.

Do I need a PCR test prior to Arrival?

The latest government announcement stated that the previously mandated pre-departure PCR test result is no longer required for fully vaccinated International travellers.

Pre-Flight for International visitors:

  • SATUSEHAT Mobile – sign up for an account and download the app
  • 2 Doses or 3 Doses ( Booster) are accepted. 
  • Completed Electronic Customs Declaration
  • Immigration documents (Passport, Visa, Stay Permit)
    • A passport which is valid for at least 6 months
    • A return ticket or a one-way ticket to continue the journey to another country for VOA and eVISA holders
    • Other required documents in accordance with the current provisions of the Head of the Covid-19 Task Force Handling
  • 5-night Quarantine still applies for travellers who have not yet been fully vaccinated or for any traveller who tests positive upon arrival and will be required to book government-approved accommodation.

Domestic Travel within Indonesia

For International arrivals into Bali who will be undertaking domestic travel to other parts of Indonesia the following will apply effective 29 August 2022.

  • If you are fully vaccinated you do not need a PCR or Antigen test and can travel domestically. 
  • Children 6 – 17 years old who already had a second dose do not need a PCR or Antigen test 
  • Children 6 – 17 years old who had the first dose will not be able to travel domestically 
  • Children 6 – 17 years old who continue their travel domestically after arriving internationally are exempt from showing proof of receiving COVID-19 vaccination 
  • (Also applicable for children 6 – 17 years old) If you are unable to be vaccinated due to health requirements and you have an official medical letter you will need a negative PCR test ( 3×24 hours) 
  • Children under 6 years old must travel with a guardian/parent who has followed the requirements of travel as above. 

For Indonesian Domestic Travellers, only those who have had their booster can travel within Indonesia, including Bali.

Indonesian Citizens are required to have a booster to exit and enter Indonesia.

Health Checks & PCR Tests

All international arrivals are  required to undergo a health check for symptoms related to COVID-19 including checking body temperature; 

In the event the international arrival is detected to have symptoms related to COVID-19 and/or has a body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius, it is obligatory to undergo an RT-PCR re-examination at a cost to be borne by the government for Indonesian citizens and the costs to be borne independently for foreigners. 

If  no symptoms related to COVID-19 are detected and a body temperature below 37.5 degrees Celsius, international arrivals can continue with their travel plans under the following conditions: 

  • International arrivals who have received the second or third dose of vaccine at least 14 days before departure, are allowed to continue the journey
  • International arrival under 18 years will follow the provisions imposed on their parents or caregivers/travel companions; or 
  • International arrivals with special health conditions or comorbid diseases that cause the traveller to have not and/or not be able to take part in the COVID-19 vaccination are allowed to continue the trip by being obliged to attach a doctor’s certificate from the Government Hospital of the country of departure stating that the person concerned has not and /or unable to follow the COVID-19 vaccination. 

International arrivals who are resident in Indonesia (both Indonesian passport holders and foreign passport holders) who have not been able to get vaccinated or have received the first dose of vaccine at least 14 days before departure, are required to quarantine for 5 x 24 hours in a CHSE hotel/villa/resort.

Don’t forget you will also need to check what kind of visa is required for entry into Bali and take the hassle out of arriving at Bali airport by booking an airport transfer with a private car and driver to be met on arrival.