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Indonesia Government Reduces Quarantine For International Travelers Visiting Bali To 3 Days

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The Indonesian central government has announced that quarantine for international visitors who have received vaccine boosters will be reduced to 3 days.

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The Coordinator of Maritime and Investment Ministry, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, confirmed that the government plans to reduce the quarantine time for international entries who have received the Covid-19 vaccine booster.

“We will reduce quarantine time for international visitors and Indonesian citizens who have received vaccine booster by next week,” Luhut said on Monday (14/2).

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All visitors should have a negative Covid-19 test prior to departure. They will also need to take another PCR test on the 3rd day of quarantine, with a negative result required for release.

Luhut also suggested that travelers take one more PCR test on the 5th day so they can keep health facilities updated about their latest health condition.However, he admitted that he plans on reducing the quarantine time for all international travelers, regardless of the vaccination status.

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“If the situation keeps improving and the vaccination program runs properly, we might probably implement the same policy for all international visitors by March 1, regardless of their vaccination status. We may even revoke the centralized quarantine policy by April,” Luhut concluded.

He explained that the government has been trying to balance the country’s health and economy while keeping Covid-19 cases from surging.  

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Wayan Bo

Friday 18th of February 2022

Quarantine is also needed to check how expensive are tourist’s iPhone’s, have he or she valuable belongings that she or he did not reported to customs and especially if she or he is consuming ganja, eating and drinking habits. Quarantine ist just another word for control who is coming into country and a opportunity to tax tourists on arrival. If tourist is good Muslim who is prying five times a day, such persons could be privileged.

Sanjeev

Thursday 17th of February 2022

Three days too many! Two tests too many!

For fully vaccinated travelers, one PCR test prior to departure is enough. Who will pay $500 or more for 3 day quarantine and two PCR tests? Stop the money making racket!

Wayan Bo

Friday 18th of February 2022

@Sanjeev, no problem, stupids will.

Roger Thomas

Thursday 17th of February 2022

Removing quarantine restrictions in April is too late to save this year's tourism to Bali especially whilst a visit visa costs US$250 per person. The minister should be considering Bali as a special case and realise that its Covid situation is far less severe than it is in Java. As domestic tourists are not required to be fully vaccinated and PCR tested, it is they who should be quarantined if anybody.For goodness sake, Bali's economy is 80% tourism dependant so weigh the balance on that aspect and act according to reality.Our regular guests are longing to come here but will not dos so BECAUSE OF VISA COSTS AND QUARANTING. Make the necessary changes now so that holidaymakers can make their plans for returning to Bali.

Wayan Bo

Saturday 19th of February 2022

@Roger Thomas, just avoid countries that will sell a expensive visa. Travel only to visa free countries.

Phillip J

Thursday 17th of February 2022

Not good enough Bali, Philippines has the best offer so far

Marg

Thursday 17th of February 2022

The Indonesian government talk about reducing quarantining. When are they going to reduce the cost of getting a visa? An expensive holiday before you even step foot into beautiful Bali