There is positive news from Bali! 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. There are important updates on testing and quarantine procedures – but the good news is that it’s much easier and more accessible to travel to Bali now! So pack your swimwear and get your kids ready for a fun family holiday to your favorite little island getaway.
Singapore Airlines has resumed flights to Bali in February 2022. There are multiple flights a day.
Check them out here: www.singaporeair.com
As travel has opened up, there are more and more flights available on other airlines, too. You can also fly from Singapore to Bali on AirAsia, Scoot, Jetstar, KLM, and more. A quick google search will give you all available flight options for different dates and budgets.
For all of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, when Bali opened for Tourists, it was still only accepting E-Vist Visas (B211A) that travelers had to apply for in advance.
However, Bali now has opened up its Visa On Arrival (VOA) for a large list of international guests - including Singapore - which means you don't need to do all the paperwork beforehand!
Getting your VOA in Bali
It's a very simple process to get your visa - you simply need to arrive at the airport and have the necessary documents and payment to get your visa. The VOA grants you 30 days in Bali, with an option to extend your visa for another 30 days.
As soon as you get off the flight, you will see the VOA counters to the left just before immigration. It's easy to see as you'll see the majority of people lining up for their Visa. You'll provide your passport and any other documents they ask for (we'll go into the required documents to enter Indonesia below) and payment equivalent to 500,000 Indonesian Rupiah ($35 USD).
You can pay in cash in multiple currencies or on your debit/credit card. Then, you'll take that visa to the immigration officer that will ask you some more questions and get your digital fingerprints before collecting your bag and heading to your accommodation!
*Pssst - one of our little steps team just entered Bali on June 17th, 2022, and it was a very easy process to get the VOA and make it through immigration. The process isn't so different to how it used to be before Covid.
The government procedures to enter Bali have become more relaxed toward the middle of 2022. As of June, 2022, the current requirements to enter Bali are:
The good news? You'll notice that there is no quarantine or PCR test required to enter Bali! If you are not fully vaccinated, however, there is a different procedure.
Refer to this page for more in-depth information about what's required to enter Bali: www.indonesia.travel/gb/en/news/latest-travel-regulations-to-enter-bali
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.
It is a requirement to download this app before you arrive to Bali so that the government can keep track of visitors and their movements to keep everyone safe.
Bali has the pandemic well under control, with over 90 percent of its 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. Mostly, this is simply wearing masks in public spaces and while using transport. You might also find that restaurants and other entertainment venues have shorter operational times.
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/
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