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Bali Resumes Visa On Arrival For An Additional 19 Countries

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The central government has announced that Bali airport’s visa on arrival program will be resumed for another 19 different countries.

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The Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Salahudin Uno, confirmed that the central government would resume the visa on arrival program to international travelers from 42 select countries by Tuesday (22/3).

“In accordance with the President’s instruction, the VoA program and zero quarantine policy will be resumed for another 19 different countries. We plan to publish the decree by tomorrow,” Sandiaga said on Monday (21/3).

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The government previously resumed the visa on arrival program and zero quarantine policy for 23 nations. They will now add 19 more, namely South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Finland, Denmark, China, Taiwan, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Seychelles, India, Mexico, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Hungary, Poland, Tunisia, and Norway.

Sandiaga aims for 3.6 million international visitors in 2022.

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“We’re optimistic that we can reach more than 3.6 million visitors this year. The central government also plans to resume the VoA program in Soakerno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta and Juanda Airport in Surabaya,” Sandiaga concluded.

All these revised travel requirements were initiated after observing the massive drop in Covid-19 transmission even after the reopening of the international terminal of Bali Airport in February.

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Daji Screw

Monday 28th of March 2022

Why isn't the Czech Republic added to the list? Before Covid, Czech tourists were pretty common in Indonesia and they were becoming more and more important for local economy. Even now I would love to go to Indonesia with my entire family to spend at least a month (May) there, and I know a lot of people who want to visit Indonesia in near future as well. But because the Czech Republic is surprisingly not on the list, it's almost certain that we will spend our holiday in Thailand instead; again, just like last year, twice. And that's a shame. I like Indonesia, I traveled through the whole country (not only once and I especially love Bukit Lawang, Ijen, Papua, Raja Ampat, Komodo and Gili Trawangan), I am able to speak Indonesian... So this is a bit frustrating.


Friday 25th of March 2022

Good news, but they should revert to the country list pre-pandemic for VOA. Bali needs to boost its tourism industry so reverting back to original list makes sense. There are countries on the first list of 23 that still have high caseloads but are included because they are wealthy countries with historically large numbers of tourists to bali. Seems a bit unfair to cherry pick countries especially if you are unlucky to come from a country not on the list.

Maya Mtieli

Monday 4th of April 2022

@Steven, I am from Georgia. My country is not in the list and that is very unfair. I think there is no day and night I do not think of Bali...I have been there twice and looking forward for the third visit.. I think, this island is magic.


Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Is voor Nederland de grenzen open.

Wayan Bo

Thursday 24th of March 2022

@Alexander, Batavia’s grenzen always open.


Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

Well looks like they figured out that Russia is in a WAR and are not welcoming them. Along with 99% of the world. It is really not fare that all the Russian people have to be excluded from being welcome in the world just because their president is a psycho murdering pig. Lets all pray he stops murdering all children in the Ukraine and all the people can become friends. We ALL have red blood no matter what color our skin is or what our believes are. It is the year of 2022 we are not cavemen anymore and we need to take control of the people in control of our governments. Indonesia has the right path with their choice of Joko Widodo. Here is a world leader that we all can be proud of.

Daji Screw

Monday 28th of March 2022

@Wayan Bo, Oh dear, there is one brainwashed person in this discussion, but he will never ever admit it. Such a big scale of fake news involving all media around the world, millions of people who claim they are eyewitnesses, tens of thousands soldiers, private companies with sattelites on the Earth's orbit, thousands of politicians from tens of countries and even Russian officials including Putin, that is something impossible to fake. But it's not the only reason. It's not even the largest reason why the war is definitely real. But as I mentioned, there's one brainwashed person in this discussion, and any brainwashed person will never ever believe any evidence, not even if he would be bombed in Mariupol. That's how brainwashing works...

Wayan Bo

Thursday 24th of March 2022

@JR, plenty fake news, media war’s, brain washed people. It’s not polite to insult president’s of foreign countries.


Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

@JR, Ukraine is not the list either. But Saudi Arabia has been added.


Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

... and w. t. f. is with AUSTRIA?