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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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 vaccination – at 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
- download the Indonesian government’s Peduli Lindungi mobile application prior to your arrival – which 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.
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.
This article originally appeared on Travel Off Path. For the latest breaking news that will affect your next trip, please visit: Traveloffpath.com
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