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Bali Quarantine Time Reduced For International Visitors

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The central government has decided to reduce the quarantine time for international visitors amid transmission of the Omicron variant in Indonesia.

International tourists arriving in Bali

The Maritime and Investment Ministry coordinator, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, confirmed that the central government has decided to reduce the quarantine time for Indonesian citizens who have just arrived from overseas and international tourists who plan to enter Bali.

Quarantine for Indonesian citizens was reduced from 14 days to 10 days, while the 10-day quarantine for international travelers was reduced to 7 days. The policy was initiated as the government believes that Covid-19 transmissions have been properly contained in recent months.

“The number of Covid-19 transmissions has significantly reduced. We also recorded zero deaths from Covid-19 on December 26th 2021 to January 2nd 2022,” Luhut said during a virtual press conference on Monday (3/1).

However, Luhut admitted that the transmission of the Omicron variant is currently surging in Indonesia. “152 cases of the Omicron variant have been recorded, and 23 percent of them have already recovered. This number is much better compared to other countries,” Luhut added.

The omicron variant

Luhut claimed that Indonesia was more prepared for the Omicron variant than the Delta variant. This time around, all prevention protocols are strictly implemented, and the vaccine is being rapidly distributed.

He also explained that the 7-day quarantine applies to international visitors from all countries except the United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Eswatini, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, and two other countries that have yet to be announced.

International visitors at Bali airport

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Michael

Sunday 16th of January 2022

I am so puzzled as to why there are ANY restrictions at all as the number of cases and daily deaths barely register on a chart for Indonesia as a whole. While countries in Central America remove all restrictions (Including Mexico) the world will recover and Bali will die a slow and needles death. My heart grieves for the people of Bali; it will take many years to recover from the poor economic policies kept in place by the Governor. I hope to move to Bali once ALL mandates are lifted; in the meantime Costa Rica will be called my home.

Maureen Muntz

Sunday 9th of January 2022

Yes dont beleave what thay say its all bull shit, this visa is a rip of money for the goverment, if we are fully vaxed that should be it no one is going to come with these rules shame on you bali for letting your peaple suffer

Dominic Murphy

Thursday 6th of January 2022

WHEN it finally safe to be in Bali again, I think the visa system for foreigners needs to be scrapperd or at least,a visa for 6 months on arrival,this would encourage foreigners to book longer holidays and get tourism kick started again,I have cancelled so many trips "home" over the last 3 years and can't wait to return.

Heinz Schirmaier

Thursday 6th of January 2022

I don't care for however long. I'll just stay at my friend's house in Jakarta and then go on to Bali.

WNKS

Thursday 6th of January 2022

Phuket is great place to be, tested on arrival, once you are neg you are free to go ( only require stay in a hotel room for one night)