On 4th March 2022, exciting new Indonesia immigration regulations were released for foreigners travelling to Bali, Indonesia. We have translated the key information into English at the bottom of this post.
This blog post includes information on:
- Who can get Visa on Arrival
- Rules of a Visa on Arrival
- How to get Visa on Arrival
- How to extend your Visa on Arrival
- The system that has replaced quarantine
- How to travel to Bali if you can’t get Visa on Arrival
- What visa to get if you want to stay longer than 60 days
Visa on Arrival in Bali Now Available
It is now possible for travellers from 23 countries to get a Visa on Arrival in Bali! You can buy this at the airport and the price is IDR 500k. The visa is valid for 30 days (including the day of arrival) and can be extended for a further 30 days for IDR 800k.
Once you have extended your VoA it is not possible to apply for an additional visa in Indonesia. You must leave the country before your visa expires or face paying overstay of IDR 1,000,000 per day.
Countries that can get VOA for Bali in March 2022
If you are a citizen of one of the following 23 countries you can get a Visa on Arrival in Bali.
How to Get a Visa on Arrival When You Land in Bali
To be able to obtain a VoA for Bali you will need:
- To be a citizen of one of the countries listed above.
- Your passport has to be valid for at least 6 (six) months after entry date.
- A return ticket or a one-way ticket to continue the journey to another country.
- Download PeduliLindungi appand filled out Indonesian e-HAC
- Evidence of having taken full dose COVID-19 vaccination and verified on e-HAC
- A negative RT-PCR test (taken within 48 hours of departure)
- Minimum 4-day hotel booking at CHSE certified hotel (more details below)
- Proof of health/travel insurance that handles COVID with minimum coverage USD 20,000
Having these documents will allow you to board your flight to Bali.
Once you arrive in Bali you will need to go to have your temperature checked and take a PT-PCR test.
You can then proceed to the Visa on Arrival counter at the airport where you can purchase your VoA.
You can then go to the immigration counters for inspection of immigration and customs documents to enter Bali, Indonesia.
Next, you can pick up your baggage, proceed through customs and be transferred directly to your hotel where you will await your PCR test results in your room.
Details of CSHE Certified Hotels for Your First 4 Days in Bali
You can find a list of the 64 Government approved hotels here. You have to have a paid-for booking at one of these hotels to obtain the VoA. By booking one of these hotels you will also have airport pick up and PCR tests arranged for you.
You will receive the results of the PCR test you took upon arrival at your hotel within 3-6 hours.
If your PCR test is positive you will be transferred to an isolation hotel or hospital depending on your symptoms.
How is this Different from Quarantine?
Provided your PCR test on arrival is negative, you will be able to roam Bali during your 4-day booking. You must be back at your hotel on day 3 for your 2nd PCR test.
How to Extend Your Visa on Arrival in Bali
If you would like to stay for longer than the initial 30 day validity of your VoA, bring your passport to our office 1 week before your visa expires. We will submit your visa extension and then approx 7 days later we will let you know when your appointment is at immigration to be photographed and fingerprinted. You will get your passport back around 5 days later.
Get in touch if you would like to know more about your VoA extension.
If Your Country is NOT on the List for Visa on Arrival to Bali…
If you are not a citizen of one of the 23 countries where VoA is available, you will need to get a B211 tourist visa. We have detailed everything you need to know about the B211 visa here.
You will still need to book a 3 day stay at a CSHE certified hotel, as detailed above.
Want to Stay in Bali Longer Than 60 Days?
If there is a chance you would like to stay in Bali for longer than 60 days and leaving the country and returning again would not be an option for you, then it is safer to get the B211 visa. If you extend this the maximum amount of times, the total validity will be 180 days.
English translation of new regulations (SURAT EDARAN NOMOR 13 TAHUN 2022) below: