Skip to Content

Tourists Canceling Bali Travel Plans After 8 Day Quarantine Announced

Share The Article

Officials from the Tourism Association admitted that a large number of international tourists have become reluctant to travel to Bali due to the Indonesian quarantine policy.

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

The Head of the Bali Tour Guide Association, I Nyoman Nuarta confirmed that the majority of potential visitors from selected countries such as Japan, China and South Korea decided to cancel their trip to the island due to the long quarantine time upon their arrivals. “Despite having approximately 300,000 potential visitors from all around the world, most travelers decided to cancel their trip due to the 8 days quarantine policy.” Nuarta said on Wednesday (6/10).

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

Nuarta explained that Bali is expected to receive more visitors if the central government reduces the quarantine time for international travelers. “If the government reduced the quarantine time to a maximum of 2 days, I’m sure that a lot of tourists who have been waiting for the border to reopen would be happy to start traveling to Bali again. Especially those who have regularly visited the island prior to the pandemic.” Nuarta added.

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

He also urges the government to implement a policy that meets the market’s interest. “With this policy, visitors from China, Japan and South Korea who usually spend less than a week in Bali would have no chance to enjoy their vacation on the island. So I propose the government reconsider this regulation with strict entry requirements such as testing negative from Covid-19 and a vaccine certificate.” Nuarta concluded.

Meanwhile he also ensured the government that the majority of Bali tourism workers have prepared to receive international travelers as 90% of them have completed Covid-19 vaccinations.

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

Remove All Ads & Unlock All Articles… Sign up for The Bali Sun Premium

Plan Your Bali Holiday:
Book The Best English Speaking Drivers For Airport Transfers & Tours
Choose From Thousands of Bali Hotels, Resorts, and Hostels with Free Cancellation On Most Properties
Book Cheap Flights To Bali
Don’t Forget Travel Insurance That Covers Medical Expenses In Bali

For the latest Bali News & Debate Join our Facebook Community


Enter your email address to subscribe to The Bali Sun’s latest breaking news, straight to your inbox.

Not you

Sunday 10th of October 2021

Well on a positive note, less Chinese tourists will be there.

John Mallon

Saturday 9th of October 2021

Why not reduce the rate for the quarantine period as you must stay in your room, instead of paying for facilities you cannot use during this time?

Peter reading

Saturday 9th of October 2021

I went to bali 14 times in two years before pandemic .i have not seen my partner for 2 years .ive had all my shots there is no reason I can't travel and I will not quantine for 8 days


Saturday 9th of October 2021

Let us hope that the beautiful island of Bali can reopened when it's safe. Around 2065. The Covid virus is dangerous and it keeps mutating. There is a 4th wave going around due to the Delta variant. Then there will be 5th. 6th after that, no doubt. Then 7th, 8th, etc. The wise policy is to stay closed. As a side benefit, without the extra calorie intake, which comes with the revenue from tourism, the people of Bali can become slimmer--just as their elephants are.

Greg Bell

Saturday 9th of October 2021

Whole idea of vaccinations was to get our freedoms back and reopen the world.In my state we zip over to Bali for 3 day break coz short travel time.losing alot of business with this.We all have a date with covid.Sensible protocols ok but remember once all vaccinated eventually infected then herd immunity be achieved.