There is positive news from Bali! From Wednesday, 16 February, Bali has been gradually opening up and welcoming international flights from Singapore. Singapore Airlines will fly daily and directly into Ngurah Rai, Bali’s international airport, according to the coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitin. He also announced that there are plans to reduce the mandatory quarantine to five days and four nights.
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Singapore Airlines will operate the 337-seat Boeing B787-10 aircraft between Singapore and Bali. The plane features 36 business class seats and 301 economy class seats. Tickets are available through various distribution channels, including through their website. Singapore Airlines will regularly monitor the demand and adjust its network accordingly.
Although nothing is set in stone just yet, the announcement is an exciting step in the right direction for international travelers wanting to visit beautiful Bali. The Balinese government has made impressive efforts with their vaccination program, with over 90 percent of the population already vaccinated. Since March 2020, the government suspended the Free Visa Entry or Visa on Arrival (VoA), which means that all travelers must apply for a Bali E-Visit Visa (B211A) at least 14-days prior to arrival. You can apply for 60 or 180 days and choose the standard or express visa options. It is possible that the visa requirements may change soon with the Indonesian and Singaporean governments working on a travel bubble agreement. Currently, arrivals are limited to certain countries; it is wise to check information issued by the government regularly.
Procedures are strict, and you will need to follow the protocols set out by the Bali government as follows:
PeduliLindung is an application developed to assist various government agencies in monitoring and tracking movements to curb the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The app relies on community participation to share location data so that the authorities can effectively carry out contact history tracing with those suffering from COVID-19. Users will also receive timely notifications if they are in a red zone or a crowded area.
Because the restrictions are still relatively high, most travelers choosing to travel to Bali will likely stay for a couple of months. They might want to escape the cold climes of Europe or simply enjoy island living. Holidaymakers might find a two-week holiday cost-prohibitive with all of the imposed hurdles and additional costs or quarantine.
Bali has the pandemic well under control, with over 90 percent of their residents fully vaccinated and boosted. Understandably, the government is still taking a cautious approach and keeps the micro-scale Social Restrictions (PPKM Regulations) in place, regularly updated to mitigate the spread of Covid and its variants. You might also find that restaurants and other entertainment venues have shorter operational times.
Currently, there are still a lot of unknowns, but the following hotels have quarantine packages in place. Below are a few of our favorites for families and you can find the full guide here!
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, https://marriott.com/en-us/hotels/dpswi-the-westin-resort-nusa-dua-bali/overview
Grand Hyatt Bali, https://hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/indonesia/grand-hyatt-bali/balgh
Viceroy Bali, https://www.viceroybali.com/
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort Hotel, https://all.accor.com/hotel/9078/index.en.shtml
Golden Tulip Jineng Resort Bali, https://jineng-resort-bali.goldentulip.com/en-us/
If you think you might have COVID-19, your first measure is to prevent others from getting infected and inform those you’ve been around.
Call 112 or 223333 from Bali.
The operator will guide you through the process, and an ambulance will collect you if deemed necessary.
The Bali provincial government has assigned five hospitals to handle any COVID-19 infections.
The Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar, https://sanglahhospitalbali.com
Sanjiwani General Hospital in Gianyar Regency, http://rsudsanjiwani.gianyarkab.go.id
Tabanan General Hospital, +62 361 811027
Udayana University Hospital, https://rs.unud.ac.id
Bali Mandara General Hospital, https://rsbm.baliprov.go.id/