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Authorities Revoke PCR Test Requirements For Bali’s Domestic Tourists

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The Indonesian central government has decided to remove PCR testing as an entry requirement for Bali’s domestic visitors.

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The Stakeholder Relations Manager of Angkasa Pura I, Ltd for the Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, Taufan Yudhistira confirmed that in accordance with the latest Decree from the Transportation Minister, Number 96 Year 2021 that was issued on Tuesday (2/11), the central government has officially revised its travel policy for Bali’s domestic visitors.

As the Bali Sun reported, after previously receiving many cancelations from domestic visitors due to the new travel policy which required visitors to show PCR test documents upon their arrivals at the Bali Airport, The central government has revoked this policy to help Bali’s tourism sector overcome this crisis. “We have officially implemented the adjusted policy for domestic visitors as of today,” Yudhistira said on Wednesday (3/11).

Yudhistira explained that this policy only applies to visitors who have completed their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. “Tourists who have only received their first dose of vaccine are still required to show a negative PCR test upon arrival,” Yudhistira added. He also said that visitors under the age of 12 years old are only required to test negative with a PCR test without showing proof of a Covid-19 vaccination.

Apart from that, he also reminds the community that both Covid-19 tests and vaccination documents must be integrated with the PeduliLindungi tracing app to avoid unnecessary problems upon their arrival at the Bali Airport.

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Kyle

Friday 5th of November 2021

I give up on Bali for now Barcelona here I come and my apartment for three months is cheaper then Bali for three months hopefully In the next few months the government will get things right and the tourist will come and the people working in the tourist industry will be making money again so sad for the hard working Balinese people

Macky

Friday 5th of November 2021

it's a huge pile of turd of a mess now with so many changes and back peddles over the past 2 weeks... there's absolutely nothing of all those decisions made based on health decisions, it's just a huge bureaucracy mess. There's no clear direction to what they want to achieve.

Allowing domestic tourists in with just Rapid Antigen tests and be allowed in with just 1 dose of vaccines when the Fully vaccinated population rate is so low (around 40%) without quarantine, poses a lot more risks to the island than countries with really high (70%+) fully vaccinated rate and only allow the fully vaccinated and PCR tested people enter without quarantine.

it's all very confusing and huge mess at this stage...

Randy

Saturday 6th of November 2021

@Macky, people who travel to Bali most likely from Jakarta and big cities in Java. And they are pretty much vaccinated all around with some few exceptions from the rural areas who are still getting vaccinated.

Wayan Bo

Friday 5th of November 2021

WHO say that Europe is Covid cluster now and that until February half million deaths can be expected.

Randy

Saturday 6th of November 2021

@Wayan Bo, Eastern and Central Europe are coping with infections due to unequal vaccination distribution. However Germany is seeing cases rising. UK is not doing so well either. Wintery weather is here sooner than expected.

Alan

Friday 5th of November 2021

I download the the app PeduliLindungi but it will not accept my Australian information regarding vaccinations etc

Hendrik

Saturday 6th of November 2021

@Alfoyrno Reeson, this side is not reachable

Gr.hendrik

Randy

Saturday 6th of November 2021

@Alforno Reeson, thanks for the valuable info.

Alforno Reeson

Friday 5th of November 2021

@Alan, you have to submit the details here : https://vaksinln.dto.kemkes.go.id/sign/in

It will take a few weeks and you need to keep checking the site for the status. Eventually it will be approved and show green on PedLin app.

Allan

Friday 5th of November 2021

@Alan, have the same problem. Cannot upload my data either

Wayan Bo

Thursday 4th of November 2021

Only domestic tourists can be expected in nearer future, and not only because of revoked PCR tests.