People visiting Bali will no longer be required to stay in mandatory hotel quarantine as the government rolls back its costly travel rule from next week.
From now on, foreign visitors must self-quarantine upon arrival in Bali for at least three days at their own expense. According to reports, Bali recently lifted the quarantine for vaccinated tourists from more than 20 countries and reintroduced visas on arrival as it continues to reopen after two years of COVID crisis.
The updated rule comes after some international airlines resumed direct flights to Bali in recent weeks, and as the wave of Omicron infections registered a decline in the archipelago.
Reportedly, Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan told a briefing that President Joko Widodo had agreed to test a no-quarantine policy for foreign travelers in Bali at from March 7.
So fully vaccinated travelers will now remain exempt from the isolation rules, but will need to provide a negative PCR test report and will also need to provide proof of a four-day hotel reservation. Additionally, reports suggest that visas on arrival, which were suspended two years ago when the pandemic first hit Indonesia, will now be available to travelers from 23 countries.
On this, the minister added that if this trial is successful, they will implement a quarantine-free policy for travelers from all countries by April 1 or even earlier.