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International Visitors Required To Show Proof Of Covid-19 Vaccine As Entry Requirement To Bali

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Indonesian officials have confirmed that the Covid-19 vaccine will be an entry requirement for international visitors by July 6th 2021.

The Maritime and Investment Minister, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan confirmed that upon arrival international visitors are required to show Covid-19 vaccine documents in order to gain entry into Indonesia, including Bali during the implementation of the emergency partial lockdown. “Apart from a negative PCR test, international visitors are required to be fully vaccinated in order to gain entry into our border.” said the Spokesman of Maritime and Investment Minister, Jodi Mahardi on Sunday (4/7).

Despite the new policy, officials will still give an exception for certain expats who plan to enter the Indonesian border without a Covid-19 vaccine document. “We have a few exceptions for certain people such as international government officials who have diplomatic relations with us.” Mahardi added. He also mentioned that both expats and Indonesian citizens who plan to enter the Indonesian border are required to undergo 8 days of quarantine at the government facilities.

Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster has announced that the new types of Coronavirus have been transmitted into Bali.
(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

This quarantine policy that was recently updated by the Health Minister was initiated to prevent creating new clusters of Covid-19 transmissions, especially with the new virus variants such as Delta and Alpha which have an incubation period of 4 days. Each person is required to get tested two times, the first is when they arrive at the airport, the other one is on day seven of their quarantine period before finally gaining entry into public areas.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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Friday 9th of July 2021

Foreign travelers air their frustrations and dismay on social media for the implemented entry rules as of July 6th. Residents of both foreign and locals in Bali for the most part have been vaccinated.

Some anti-vaxxers have bashed the rule, other travelers currently living in Indonesia prefer to get the covid jab in their own home countries. Others, however have said that in Australia getting access to the jab is proving near impossible. Well, it ain't Indonesia's problem, is it...

You can't have your cake and eat it too. Stop whinning. Act responsibly, get a jab home then reenter Indonesia.


Wednesday 7th of July 2021

Agreed! They have just lost a lot of tourism for this ridiculous rule. The vaccine manufacturers and government officials admit it does not stop you spreading the disease. The disease with the 99.97% survival rate! What a shame. How about you just stop the restrictions and use Ivermectin? Open up like Florida, Texas who are living free and healthy lives because they had enough of the BS!


Friday 9th of July 2021

@Heather, agreed to what exactly?? How much have you contributed to the local Balinese economy? Bali does not anti-vaxxers nor people spreading misleading information who are out of touch with the real world.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance warning consumers against using the antiparasitic drug "ivermectin" to treat or prevent COVID-19.

The more people that are unvaccinated or remain unvaccinated, the virus replicates. As it replicates, it mutates, and the more efficient it gets with mutations, that’s where you get variants like delta.


Tuesday 6th of July 2021

Hello dear Sir and madam I am Sajib from Bangladesh I already take visa B211A I already confirm tikit 13 July I already booking qarntin Jakarta so now I see news vaccine important but my country not available vacin so now what I do my visa expire this month so I can't travel

Michael Bishop

Tuesday 6th of July 2021

The government officials should lead by example and definitely have the jab ,no exceptions at all , I would like your comments please


Wednesday 7th of July 2021

@Michael Bishop, I am sure they have been vaccinated even the President himself did get a jab. It is the vulnerable people who has been fed with negative news of the vaccines from both locals abd foreigners alike. It is not only in Indonesia. It is happening in developed nations.

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 6th of July 2021

Are all kinds of vaccines accepted or only some? What will be the status of them who can’t get vaccine because of medical reasons?