Everything you need to know to travel to Bali now!

October 15, 2021

Everything you need to know to travel to Bali now!

UPDATE Nov 29th. 

What a week! Lots of news circling around Bali is back open. Indeed it is! But with specific rules and regulations, and unfortunately not for tourism purpose yet. However anyone can apply for a Business Visa to be able to visit Bali. 

Here are the key points of the new immigration and visa rules to travel to Bali now.

PS. Let us know in the comments or through Instagram if you have any more questions! And please note rules change rapidly in Indonesia these days so please contact your visa agent for a final check. 

The announced list of countries whose citizens can fly directly to Bali and take quarantine there:

Saudi Arabia, UAE, New Zealand, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Norway.

However up until today there are no direct flights to Bali yet. Everyone still needs to fly via Jakarta and do quarantine there. 

You will need the following to enter Bali:

  • You need to apply for the Business Visa B211A (we're reading all over the news Bali is open for 'tourism' but please note there are no tourism visas available yet.) Scroll down for our contacts to arrange your visa. Everyone can apply for a business visa.

    A B211a visa is valid for 6 months and you'll have to extend it after two months, every month. The price vary's between 300 and 500 USD depending on your agency. 

  • You have to be able to show that you are fully vaccinated. For kids it's mandatory from age 12. 
  • You have to sign a letter of statement of agreement to abide to all health protocol applicable within Indonesian territory. 
  • You must have health insurance or travel insurance that covers health costs, or you have to make a statement that you are willing to pay the costs at your own expenses if you are infected by Covid, while you are inside Indonesian territory.
  • You need to book a 7 days quarantine in one of the designated hotels in Jakarta or Bali.

Find the complete list of Bali Quarantine Hotels here (only counts when airlines will be able to fly directly to Bali, for now this isn't the case yet)

Find the complete list of Jakarta Quarantine Hotels here

How to get your visa?

We have listed a few reliable Bali Visa agency's for your below which we can recommend to apply for your Business Visa for Bali:

  1. Greta from Bali Solve. You can contact her through WhatsApp on +62 812 37726811. 

  2. Arum from Bali business consulting. You can contact him through what’s app on + 628174752929

  3. Tanya from Bali Visa. You can contact her through what’s app +628196020195

  4. Bali Together Agency. You can contact them through Direct Message on Instagram @balitogether_agency

Make sure to mention WELIKEBALI when you reach out. When you’ve arranged your visa with one of them let us know and you’ll receive a free Bali eGuide from us! Just send us a screenshot of your confirmed visa & we’ll send it over to you to enjoy.

Quarantine & PCR tests before entering Bali

  • Currently a 7 day (6 nights) quarantine in a designated hotel in Jakarta or Bali at your own costs is required for all foreign travelers who are fully vaccinated entering Indonesia. For travelers who have 1 vaccination only and for families with kids you also have to quarantine 7 days (6 nights). You will not be allowed to leave the hotel room or order food from outside the hotel. These hotel offer special 'quarantine' packages.   

  • The rule also applies for people who are already vaccinated (as you can still carry the virus) and for all children. 

  • Travelers need to show proof of vaccination and a negative Covid-19 PCR/Swab test document on arrival. Test must be taken maximum 72 hours before flight at origin country. 

When will Bali be open for international tourism?

Indonesia has been in lockdown since April 2020 and has first announced that Bali would be open again for foreigners September 1, 2020. But after rising Coronavirus cases in Indonesia it had been pushed forward to January 2021. After the Indonesian president visiting Bali in April, officials have been releasing new information that Bali might open for tourism in July 2021. But since a new wave of severe Covid cases in Indonesia since August there is no new date when they expect Bali to re-open. 

Of course our prayers go out to everyone in Indonesia to be safe and healthy. And hearts are hopeful for the people in Bali, as their work and income is highly affected again with the new lockdown.

Please note we are not an official authority, so please contact your local embassy, visa agent or airline for more information.  

More questions? Check out our latest Bali Q&A on Insta stories.


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