After a tumultuous couple of years for travellers, things are continuing to look up. Those hoping to spend part (or the remainder) of their 2022 in a sun-kissed, beach-filled setting might just be in luck, as a costly quarantine rule in Bali is set to end next week.
Previously, visitors to the island were required to quarantine for at least three days at their own cost when they arrived. These stays all took place at a government approved 5-star hotel, which proved a barrier for many travellers.
From March 14, however, this rule will be scrapped, and tourists will only need to quarantine for a few hours to receive a PCR test result. This measure could then be followed by all of Indonesia by April 1 if it proves successful in Bali, giving travellers even more scope to see the world once again.
Visitors from abroad must have received at least two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine (or one jab in the case of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine), and will need to have tested negative 48-hours before departure. Plus, any visitor must have proof of health insurance that covers up to US$25,000 in value, which would fit the cost of Covid-19 treatment.
While the mandatory government hotel rules are being removed, visitors to Bali must hold proof of at least four nights of hotel stay (of the traveller’s choice) paid in advance.
Visitors will take a test upon arrival, with the result arriving after a few hours, with one more test required on day-three. Once a negative test is given on this final day, travellers may travel anywhere in Indonesia.