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UPDATE: BALI TRAVEL CHECK-LIST Rules to enter Indonesia + Everything to prepare for a smooth arrival

February 24, 2023

UPDATE: BALI TRAVEL CHECK-LIST Rules to enter Indonesia + Everything to prepare for a smooth arrival

So, you are planning your trip to Bali or booked your tickets? Stoke levels are high! But now comes the rest... it isn’t a no brainer anymore as it was to just buy your ticket and suitcase and go. Although entry is finally possible again for foreign travelers - which is the most amazing news after 2,5 years of no international tourism for the island! - there are certain travel conditions and regulations. To make your life a little easier we made a checklist for all things you need to know, bring and do when traveling to Bali now.

Make sure to prepare well for a smooth arrival.

Important note: with the quickly changing rules and regulations for traveling to and within Indonesia - please inform with your local authorities as well. We are not responsible for any unforseen changes.

We update this Bali Travel Checklist each time we receive new updates.

Have a safe flight and have the most amazing time on the island. Make sure to share your tropical adventures with us by tagging @welikebali in your stories and posts!



1. Flight Tickets

If you arrive on Visa on Arrival make sure your return date or date that you’re flying to another country is within 60 days. 

2. Your Passport

At least valid for another 6 months.

3. Visa

To enter Bali you need a visa. For your vacation you need a Visa on Arrival (VOA). The VOA will cost IDR 500.000 (around 32 euros) per person (children as well). You can buy the visa when you arrive on the airport in Denpasar with cash (IDR, USD or Euro), Mastercard or Visa.

You can also apply for an eVOA before arrival with a dedicated immigration lane, eliminating much of the waiting-in-line delays. Details (including the full list of eligible countries) can be find here.

The VOA is a single entry visa and valid for 2 x 30 days. So you can stay max 60 days in total. This visa is not extendable. If you plan to stay longer than 30 days you will need an extension halfway at 30 days. You can arrange this with a local visa agent and will need to go on a specific time to the immigration office in Jimbaran for fingerprints. Note: because it's very busy at the moment at most visa agents, make sure to arrange this already a week after you arrive in Bali. 

If you plan to stay longer than 60 days, a B211A visa might be better for you. This visa you will need to apply for 10-15 days before your departure and costs around IDR 4.500.000 per person. Contact Bali Solve to arrange: WhatsApp on +62 812 37726811 (mention 'Welikebali'!). 

4. Download the Peduli Lindungi App

Before it was required to fill in the e-HAC but at the moment it's not necessary anymore. Just download the app on your phone, and they might be asking for it to show at the check-in and when arriving in Bali. 

5. Customs

 Fill in this form before departure and follow instructions at the customs desk.

6. Double vaccination certificate (or 1 J&J vaccination)

Bring paper based proof. Unfortunately without vaccination you currently can not enter Indonesia yet, but there are talks that this might change.

Children under 18 can enter without proof of vaccination but must travel with a parent or guardian who meets all requirements.

Some websites state it's possible to do quarantine when not vaccinated but this is strictly only if you have a proof of medical exemption. 

Just to confirm which rules do not apply and what is not mandatory anymore;

No PCR test is needed when you arrive in Denpasar on an international flight and no quarantine booking needed. 

Officially also the insurance paper proof that COVID is covered is also not mandatory anymore when you arrive in Indonesia.


Domestic travel doesn't require a PCR test nor proof of vaccination.


Go faster through all the checks?

You can also book a special VIP fast track service for 35 USD per person. Someone will meet you when you get out of the plane and walk with you through all the checks. They will now at this time with all the regulations collect your documents via Whatsapp before you fly out to Bali, so they have everything on hand when you arrive in Bali to get you through fast and stress free. They also collect your luggage while you can chill in the lounge area.  

We always book Mrs. Malini from Bali VIP Fast Track, you can send her a Whatsapp to book your VIP arrival on +62 82147208677.

Airport Pickup

We always advice to arrange your pick-up transfer before arriving to Bali. Book a driver for pikc-up at your first stay or contact our personal driver Pak Made via whatsapp on: +62 812-8532-1860. Make sure to always share your flight details with the driver so they can track your flight in case of delays. 

Another option is to walk outside the arrival hall and take an official Airport Bluebird taxi.


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7 Responses


March 02, 2023

Any rumors or news on releasing the 2 dose vaccinations requirement soon?


March 25, 2022


Wat als je voor je trip naar Bali, Corona hebt gehad en een herstel bewijs hebt. Is het dan nog wel mogelijk om naar Bali te komen?
Kans is groot dat je met je PCR positief test.

Groet! Youri


March 25, 2022

Hi, do we still need to do PCR on day 3 of arrival? What do we do after we have done the test, do we need to submit?


March 24, 2022

Hoi Willemijn,

Misschien zie je dit nog. De pcr test betreft voor je vertrek. Anders wordt het natuurlijk een lastig verhaal. Daarna heb ik via mijn zorgverzekering een engelse verklaring gekregen dat ik gedekt ben voor kosten, dit was een standaard optie om aan te vragen ( ze hebben het vaker gehoord). Dit ga ik zelf meenemen! Hopelijk lees je het nog. Gr Sanne

Georgia B
Georgia B

March 19, 2022


Is that 2 tests 24 hours before we go? Or one test 48 hours before we go?

Thank you so much.


March 18, 2022

Hi Ladies, ik vlieg volgende week weer lekker naar Bali, alles bijna geregeld. Ik heb 2 vragen waar ik niet helemaal uit kom, dus hopelijk kunnen jullie helpen.

7. PCR Test negative result 2×24 hour before departure → Wordt dan gekeken naar de Departure vanaf Nederland of vanaf de overstap op Singapore?
10. Travel insurance → Als Nederlanders zijn we natuurlijk goed verzekerd alleen ik zie nergens de medische kosten overzicht terug komen. Hoe moet ik dat bewijzen?



March 18, 2022

Hi. Can someone please advise if the Puri Saron Seminyak hotel is CHSE certified

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