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Bali Will Not Require A Booster For International Travel

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Breaking News: Indonesian has announced that the country will not require a booster shot for international arrivals. This includes the island of Bali.

Travelers will soon be required to show proof of a booster Covid-19 vaccination in order to visit Bali – with the new travel rule set to be enforced within the next two weeks.

It has been less than two months since the requirement for vaccinated travelers to undertake a pre-departure Covid test was lifted – with the Indonesian government having also removed the outdoor mask mandate around the same time.

A beautiful hidden white sand beach in Bali, Indonesia

The reason behind the decision to remove both of the above requirements was due to the country having seen a significant drop in Covid-19 infections – with the Indonesian President, Joko Widodo stating that at the time that the pandemic was “getting more and more controlled”.

However, fast forward to this present moment and the Covid situation in Bali – and throughout the Indonesian island of Java – has got progressively worse – with the number of positive Covid cases increasing by the day.

A couple enjoying the view at their luxury jungle resort in Bali, Indonesia

And, following our report just over a week ago that double vaccinated travelers could soon be required to show proof of a booster vaccination in order to enter Indonesia, including Bali – this will indeed soon become a reality.

So, when exactly will travelers have to begin showing proof that they received their booster vaccination in order to enter Indonesia and to visit Bali?

Arrivals hall at Bali International airport

No exact date has been specified by the Indonesian authorities as to when travelers will need to begin showing proof that they have received their booster vaccination, however, this latest travel entry requirement is expected to be in place within the next two weeks. 

As soon as it has been implemented we will report the news here at Travel Off Path.

You Will Also Soon Be Required To Show Proof Of A Booster Vaccination To Enter Public Places 

Tourists watch traditional Balinese Kecak Dance at Uluwatu Temple on Bali, Indonesia

As well as the Indonesian government set to introduce the requirement for travelers to show proof of their Covid-19 booster vaccination in order to visit the country, there will also be a need for people to show such proof to be able to enter public venues inside the country.

This includes places such as shopping malls and stadiums – as well as when attending any public event.

A female traveler exploring a temple in Bali, Indonesia

These Are The Current Covid-Related Entry Requirements For Vaccinated Travelers Wanting To Visit Bali

As of right now, there are a number of Covid-related entry requirements that vaccinated travelers must adhere to in order to enter Indonesia – including Bali – which are:

  • present proof of your full vaccinationat this moment in time you are considered ‘fully vaccinated’ if you have received two doses of a Covid vaccine. However, you must have received your second dose at least 14 days prior to your departure to Indonesia. Travelers that are under the age of 17 are not required to show proof of vaccination
A female traveler looking down at a beautiful beach in Bali, Indonesia
  • download the Indonesian government’s Peduli Lindungi mobile application prior to your arrivalwhich you need to set up an account for and register your personal details on – including your vaccine information in order to have it verified (with it usually taking around 5 working days to get approval)
  • complete your e-CD (Electronic Custom Declaration)for those arriving into Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport this can be done by clicking here. For those flying into the country’s main airport, you will need to complete the online form here.
Bali International Airport

What about any Covid testing? Do I need to take one before my departure to Indonesia (including Bali)?

No, you do not. Fully vaccinated travelers are no longer required to undertake a pre-departure Covid test before arriving into Indonesia – including Bali.

However, you may be required to take a Covid-19 test once you arrive into the country, but only under the following circumstances:

  • if you present any Covid-19 symptoms upon your arrival into Indonesia
  • if you have tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 30 days before your arrival.

Are unvaccinated travelers allowed to enter Indonesia?

No they are not. The current entry rules do not allow unvaccinated travelers to enter Indonesia – including Bali.

Read more:

Bali: Top 10 Things Travelers Need To Know Before Visiting

Travel Insurance That Covers Covid-19 For 2022

Thailand Lifts All Mask Requirements Both Indoors And Outdoors

Australia Removes All Covid Related Entry Requirements

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Sunday 4th of September 2022

As of August 28th, internal flights for Indonesian residents and/or nationals only open to those WITH booster shots.

Non-resident foreigners 'only' require two shots i.e. do not require booster shots to travel internally by air.

Java & Bali apparently wish to institute automatic Smartphone scanning requirements to access hotels and other facilities. Not restaurants though at this stage.

Most of the rest of Asia are easing up on this COVID-19 issue. This country is the only one that appears to be tightening up.


Tuesday 9th of August 2022

Yes, it is the lackeys in governments all over the world who facilitate the utterly non-scientific, political-economic scams created by global controller-corporate fascists. "Government" is generally the ignorant, unthinking, stupidest, most dysfunctional and lowest level of any countries subcultures... the reverse of what should be.


Sunday 10th of July 2022

Rediculous. The jab is worse than the disease by a long way. Shame particularly for the Balinese people who I love to support.


Sunday 10th of July 2022

This is absolutely insane. Does anyone know if we could pass with a booster done in January? Our flight is supposed to be right at the end of July.


Friday 8th of July 2022

IMF handout arrived I guess. G20 taking place in Bali so you get the picture.