We woke up to the amazing news today that Bali is back open for Business Visas. Which means you can now apply for a Business E-visa Offshore (B211a) at most visa agencies in Bali.
Read below all info and check out our reel we made where we answered your most asked questions!
> New Bali Travel update for OCTOBER available here
Requirements to apply for the Business Visa B211A are:
1. You have to be able to show that you are fully vaccinated (2 jabs)
2. You have to sign a letter of statement of agreement to abide to all health protocol applicable within Indonesian territory.
3. 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.
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 400 and 600 USD depending on your agency. Please note that these are business visa's and no tourists visa's.
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:
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.
Since our Bali Covid update last month, Bali's lockdown has been extended till the 20th of September. It did go down from level 4 till level 3, with the decrease in Covid cases on the island.
Some public facilities are still closed and most restaurants and cafes are open for dine-in, takeaway and delivery. Beaches are officially closed - although unofficially we've seen Bali has implemented the regulations a bit differently in different areas.
Of course our prayers go out to everyone in Indonesia to be safe and healthy. And hearts are heavy for the people in Bali, as their work and income is highly affected again with the new lockdown.
New requirements made it mandatory for all foreign travelers to show certificate that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Mandatory quarantaine is currently set on 3 days (2 nights) in a hotel in Jakarta IF you are fully vaccinated. Doesn't count for families with kids and if you have only 1 vaccination. You'll have to quarantine for 5 days (4 nights) instead.
Currently foreigners with Diplomatic and KITAS/KITAP visas may enter Indonesia and offshore eVisas are open to apply again. This is a special B211 'business' visa that has been used by foreigners to enter the country pre-summer.
Read along our most asked questions below. If you have specific questions send us a DM on Instagram and we'll try to answer as best as we can!
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Please note we are not an official authority, so please contact your local embassy, visa agent or airline for more information.
What's the latest Corona update regarding traveling to Bali?
Quarantine & PCR tests before entering Bali
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.
Are restaurants, spa's and beaches open?
Officially venues and beaches are closed at the moment. Most restaurants and cafe's are open. Some local neighborhoods have venues that are open. Everywhere you’ll need to follow the safety regulations and health protocols. That means you’ll need to wear a face mask outside your home / hotel room and in all public spaces. When you’re at a restaurant you can take your mask off when eating – and when you’re on the beach you only need to wear it when ‘walking’.
How is life in Bali right now?
Hotels and villas were slowly getting more guests again due to domestic travel and it got a bit busier at the beginning of this year. But Bali is back to being quiet and empty. The local economy is still in crisis and the majority of the people in Bali are unemployed and rely on food supplies provided by their local communities and initiatives.
Have a look at our partnership with Together for Bali here.
Where can I do a Covid test in Bali?
There are a lot of Antigen / Rapid test posts in Seminyak and Canggu area. An antigen test will cost you 250.000 IDR (about 15 euros) and it will take 15 minutes for the result. You can do a PCR test at almost every clinic in Bali, this costs about 80 euro and will take 2/3 days to receive the results. You can also book an appointment at home. There are quite a few services, one which we have heard of is reliable is Bhakti Vedanta Medical.
Where can I find official updates of Corona in Bali?
Here on the government website from Indonesia.
When can we travel to Bali again?
There's no official dates or regulations being shared yet. We're keeping you posted!
You are able to apply for a Business visa through a local visa agent again as of today Thursday the 16th of September.
Is it safe to book tickets?
We all know this pandemic makes everything uncertain right now, so of course things change again. Some airlines are responding to this by offering free of charge option to change your flight dates after booking.
For instance, Garuda Airlines lets you freeze, reschedule or reroute your flight without rebooking fee. Or if you haven’t decided on your new travel dates you can extend your ticket validity until December 2021.
I am in Bali right now or going soon, what measurements can I take to protect myself and others from the virus?
Most measurements are globally the same. Whether you’re in Bali these basic steps can help you reduce your risk of getting sick or infecting others.
- Wear your face mask. Wear it in public spaces.
– Keep your distance. Right now it is globally advised everyone should limit close contact, indoors and outdoors. Although parties have been back on the agenda in Bali, general advise is to still keep your distance when you’re in public spaces.
– Stay clean. Wash your hands with soap. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds frequently. Don’t touch surfaces that are likely to have someone else’s touch or clean frequently (especially your phone and keys!). Alcohol-based hand sanitizers, which should be rubbed in for about 20 seconds, can also work, but the gel must contain at least 60 percent alcohol.
– Stay calm. Visit supermarkets and stores outside peak hours.
– Stay healthy. Eat your fruits, veggies, drink lots of water, take vitamins (especially vitamin C and Zink are good for the immune system). And here in Bali it’s even easier as you can still order fresh-pressed juices and ginger or turmeric shots at home for instance at Koncious Goods or Remix Juice
Check yourself on signs of coronavirus infection, including symptoms of having a cold, fever, shortness of breath and coughing. Stay home if you experience any of these symptoms or book a Covid-test at Siloam Hospital in Denpasar.
Stay safe sweet friends!
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