The central government has announced that Bali has officially reopened their international borders for visitors and has expanded the list of eligible countries from 5 to 19 countries.
The Maritime and Investment Coordinator Minister, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan confirmed that the central government has decided to start allowing visitors from more countries as one of the efforts to revive Bali’s economic sector. “In accordance with the latest President’s instruction, we finally decided to grant permission for a total of 19 countries to visit the island.” Luhut said on Wednesday (13/10).
After previously announcing only allowing entry for travelers from 5 countries such as South Korea, China, Japan, New Zealand and United Arab Emirates when the border reopens on October 14th 2021, the central government decided last minute to open its international border for 14 additional countries. The additional chosen countries are: Norway, Poland, Sweden, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Liechtenstein, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and India.
Luhut explained that those countries were selected because of their ability to handle the Covid-19 pandemic in accordance with standards set by WHO. Despite allowing more visitors to come in, he also reminds the community that each of the international travelers are required to comply with all entry requirements such as showing proof of their Covid-19 vaccination, they’ve tested negative from Covid-19 and will undergo 5 days quarantine upon their arrivals.
“All travelers including Indonesian citizens who enter our border are required to undergo 5 days quarantine and will be tested again with a PCR test on the fourth day.” Luhut concluded. Visitors are also required to show proof of their hotel reservation and must have insurance with coverage of at least USD 70,422 (IDR 1 billion).
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