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Balinese Government Imposed Obligatory PCR Test Result Requirements for Upcoming Bali Visitors

 

The Indonesian government requires national and international tourists planning to board a plane to Bali to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab test at least 2 x 24 hours before departure or rapid antigen test at least 1 x 24 hours before departure. Meanwhile, tourists traveling overland to Bali will be required to do a rapid antigen test on D-2 before departure.

The provision was decided at the COVID-19 Handling Coordination Meeting in Greater Jakarta Area, West Java, Central Java, East Java, and Bali, led virtually by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan on Monday (14/12) due to the anticipation of a spike in COVID-19 cases during the Christmas and New Year Holidays. And it was revised on Friday, January 8, 2021.

Based on the revision of Circular Letter No. 01 Year 2021 regarding Implementation of Community Activities During Christmas Holidays and Welcoming the New Year 2021 in a New Era of Life in Bali Province and its revision, all the tourists who want to visit Bali must meet the following requirements:

Being responsible for the health of each, and comply with the terms and applicable provision;

Those traveling by plane must show a certificate of a negative result of PCR-based swab test no later than 2 x 24 hours before departure or a certificate negative result of rapid antigen test no longer than 1 x 24 hours before departure, and filling e-HAC Indonesia;

Those traveling using private vehicles through land and sea transportation must show a certificate of a negative result of PCR-based swab test no later than 2 x 24 hours before departure or a certificate negative result of rapid antigen test no longer than 1 x 24 hours before departure.

While you are in Bali, you must have a certificate of negative results of the PCR-based swab test which is valid for 14 days, or a negative result of a rapid antigen test which is valid for 7 days.

Domestic travelers departing from Bali can use their valid certificate of negative result of the PCR-based swab test or a valid rapid antigen test for the return trip from Bali.

For international travelers, please be mindful to always check your country’s policy regarding flight restrictions to Indonesia before planning to visit Bali. We will keep you updated with the newest information and regulations regarding traveling to Indonesia during the pandemic.