After nearly two years, Indonesia finally began a tentative reopening to foreign tourists with the first international passenger flight, operated by Singapore Airlines, touching down at Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali on 16 February 2022.
To gain entry, travellers must apply for a B211A Tourist Visa through a licensed visa agent, possess travel insurance with a minimum of US$25,000 medical coverage including COVID-19, present a vaccine certificate, pre-book a quarantine stay, and complete the rest of their stays with approved travel companies. The duration of the mandatory quarantine depends on the traveller’s vaccination status:
- 7 days / 6 nights for travellers who have received the first dose of vaccine
- 5 days / 4 nights for travellers who have received the second dose of vaccine
- 3 days / 2 nights for travellers who have received the third dose of vaccine
Travellers must purchase a “Bali Warm-Up Vacation” package for their quarantine. A total of 27 hotels have been designated as “Bubble Hotels” with quarantine guests being allowed to use certain facilities of the hotel (e.g. pool, restaurant, gym etc.). In all other approved quarantine hotels, guests are not permitted to leave their hotel rooms. Quarantine packages generally include three meals per day, one-way airport transfer, two mandatory RT-PCR tests as well as daily limited laundry service.
Aside from Bali, the international airports of Jakarta, Surabaya, Lombok, Manado, Batam and Bintan have also received approval to operate international flights.