Bali hopes to welcome foreign tourists back in September, provided its infection rates stay low. All foreign nationals, except for diplomats, permanent residents, and humanitarian workers, are currently banned from Indonesia, and anyone entering the island must undergo a swab test and provide a letter stating they are free of Covid-19.
What do you have to do to travel to Bali?
1. Traveling to Bali, Anyone traveling to Bali will need to follow the following protocols besides those imposed by the airlines.
2. Install PeduliLindungi App, Every passenger is suggested to install the official PeduliLindungi app from the Indonesian government on their phone that can be downloaded on the following links:
3. Wear Masks Onboard & in Airport Area, Every passenger is required to put on a mask at the airport and during flight. Garuda Indonesia also urges passengers to prepare their own masks as well as own personal hygiene kits according to their individual needs before the flight.
4. Electronic Health Alert Card, For those of you entering Indonesia and or flying domestic flights within Indonesia, you are required to fill a Health Alert Card from the Indonesian Ministry of Health. For more convenience & to avoid queueing, we suggest using E-HAC (Electronic Health Alert Card) that can be accessed on:
• Indonesian Ministry of Health official web at https://inahac.kemkes.go.id/
or you can also install the E-HAC app on your smartphone that can be downloaded on the following links:
• Android Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kemenkes.inahac&hl=en
• Apple App Store https://apps.apple.com/id/app/ehac-indonesia/id1516837421
If you don’t have the E-HAC app, Health Alert Card will be given at the departure airport or onboard before landing.
5. Upon arrival in Bali and check in to your hotel/resort
Complete the self-assessment form provided at check-in at your hotel/resort. This form is part of the Indonesian Ministry of Health.
A recent global study published on Thursday found that tourists from Singapore, India, Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand are all targeting Indonesia as their first destination when their home countries’ borders reopen. While Indonesia has the confidence to reopen its tourism sector, a lot more still needs to be done to regain one from foreign visitors as the country has become the hardest hit by the Covid-19 outbreak in the region.