The short answer is yes, you do need to be vaccinated to enter Bali, Indonesia, but as with all government regulations, there are exemptions. Most importantly the latest government announcement stated that the previously mandated pre-departure PCR test result is no longer required for fully vaccinated International travellers.
eVisa holders travelling on a B211A visa are also subject to the pre-flight and entry conditions below. I have more details about the visa requirements for entering Bali here.
Pre-Flight for International visitors:
- Peduli Lindungi App – 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.
Pro tip: Book a villa instead of a hotel room and make your quarantine a holiday. You can book CHSE-certified villas here.
- Either 2 Doses or 3 Doses ( Booster) are accepted.
- The 1 x COVID-19 vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson, Sputnik V or Convidecia, are accepted
- Completed vaccine or booster must have been administered 14 days before arrival in Bali.
- 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.
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.