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Bali Removes Vaccine Requirement Returning To Normal Tourism

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In March 2020, the world toppled over as we knew it and chaos ensued when a virus rapidly spreading across the world was announced as a pandemic.

Here we are in June 2023 where the tiring topic seems to never fully end. But hey, at least the store shelves are stocked with toilet paper.

Most countries of the world have fully reopened and taken necessary steps to get as close to normal as possible, and Bali is the latest to join them after finally removing its vaccine requirement for travelers.

woman walking in bali village

Tourism records are constantly breaking, whether it's Texas cities or gorgeous Caribbean countries. It's no secret many of these places had the upper hand since they opened up while others remained closed off.

While Bali is always a must-see destination, this remarkable Asian wonder is just now getting around to returning to normal tourism.

Bali Drops Vaccine Requirement For All Travelers

women walking along hillside in bali

The final step of returning to regular life has finally happened in Bali. There are no more vaccine requirements after COVID tests and quarantines were already dropped.

Local government has kept a close eye on the way COVID is being handled in the country. They have determined now is the time to fully embrace tourists regardless of vaccination status.

They recently issued a letter, which was originally published by Bahasa Indonesia. It reads in part, “that in order to follow up on developments in the situation of controlling the SARS-CoV-2 virus under conditions where the spread of cases in the world and Indonesia is increasingly under control.”

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Woman from behind with a hat and backpack walking towards a temple in Bali

In typical government fashion, they are leaving the door open to go back to enforcing the former policies as they see fit should the health statistics change.

Although, they are still pushing everyone in the country to take precautionary measures to protect themselves from the virus.

So, if Bali is on your wishlist of travel destinations any time soon, it is advised to still bring a mask if you feel unwell and to carry hand sanitizer with you in public and wash hands with running water thoroughly.

traveler at airport wearing mask

Receiving COVID booster shots is also recommended. In particular, the second full dose or the fourth booster are encouraged, especially if you have a weakened immune system.

Do Unvaccinated Travelers Have Any Limitations?

Rumors have been spreading for quite some time that customs officers had already quit verifying vaccination statuses long before this announcement.

All it means now is that the law is official. Unvaccinated travelers will have free range to go where they please, not only in Bali, but the entire country of Indonesia.

tourist at komodo national park

But since airlines are not checking any sort of vaccination records, one can hop around from Jakarta to Bali without the hassle of any further COVID regulations.

Of course, Bali is the trendiest place to be in Indonesia, so it is truly awesome news that even more travelers can experience this wonderful place.

Airlines and immigration checkpoints will not be checking vaccination statuses at all, so those who didn't get the jab have nothing to worry about here.

couple sightseeing indonesia

Travelers come from all over the world to immerse themselves in Bali's unique culture. The peak travel season is coming in hot, so this new law will make it an even more popular destination than usual.

Recent changes have been made to Indonesia's visa on arrival system with the hopes of increasing tourism.

These are valid for 30 days and can be extended for an additional 30 days, depending on which country you are from. But the odds are in your favor since it is eligible for 92 countries in total.

immigration sign at bali airport

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