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PCR Test Prices Reduced To Support Bali Tourism

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Officials from the Bali Health Agency have announced that the price of PCR tests in all medical laboratories in Bali has been reduced.

The Head of Bali Health Agency, Dr. I Ketut Suarjaya confirmed that in accordance with the Indonesian Minister’s Decree Number HK.02.02/I/3843/2021, the central government has officially reduced PCR test prices in Bali and Java from the previous USD 33.50 (IDR 475,000) to USD 19 (IDR 275,000). Suarjaya also said that authorities have forbidden the medical facilities that provide the PCR test services from increasing the set price.

“There will be no problem if any medical facility that sells the PCR tests below the set price to their customers. But we legally fine those that attempt to sell them at a higher price.” Dr. Suarjaya said Wednesday (27/10). He explained that any offenders will potentially lose permission to practice and medically treat patients if they get caught by the authorities.

Several days prior, Suarjaya admitted that he had warned multiple laboratories that attempted to advertise their PCR test services through their social media with expensive rates in order to receive an immediate profit. However, this new PCR test rate will not be applicable for tracing and testing programs that are conducted by the government. “This new policy is only meant for individual test requests, and not for any tracing or testing program that is supported by the government.” Dr. Suarjaya concluded.

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

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Wayan Bo

Friday 29th of October 2021

At lest this business is running well, perhaps Happy Hour tariffs will be also implicated soon.

CraigS

Friday 29th of October 2021

And they want $150 in Australia for the same test ?

Paul Morris

Sunday 31st of October 2021

@CraigS, Not sure where they are charging $150 in Australia for a PCR test , since the start of the pandemic it’s been free all you have to do is show your Medicare card and this is still the same today. If that’s what you had to pay report the place where you went to the authorities.

Not Haole

Friday 29th of October 2021

It's a step to control costs for covid testing, next should be to eliminate the 5 day mandatory quarantine for fully vaccinated tourist. Negative PCR test before and after arrival should suffice.

Wayan Bo

Sunday 31st of October 2021

@Not Haole, today negative, tomorrow positive or conversely.

J West

Friday 29th of October 2021

Tests that cost One Euro to purchase from the manufacturer are being marked up considerably….why? If the idea is to fight the Covid spread, then why an absurd profit margin?

Wayan Bo

Sunday 31st of October 2021

@J West, because it seems that personal enrichment is still in first place.

Mark

Friday 29th of October 2021

I'm pleased to see this sadly Jakarta has not done this. Since you still need to have a pcr test before you arrive in Bali.