Until this article is released, Indonesia has not accepted foreign visitors due to the pandemic of COVID-19. If you can't wait to have a Bali vacation, you might need to wait a bit longer for your own safety, as Bali initially had planned to reopen for foreign tourists on September 11, 2020, but postponed it tentatively till the end of this year or even later.
However, Indonesia still allows foreigners that are exempted from entering Indonesia. Read more here about the requirements for tourists to enter Indonesia.
The Current Situation in Indonesia
The cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia are still increasing, making it in the "red zone" area. Therefore, taking the safety of everyone into consideration, the government decided to not open the get for foreign travelers yet. When Indonesia opens its door to international tourists, it will be done in a careful and selected manner, starting from the countries in the "green zone" area.
The Current Situation in Bali
At the same time, more specifically, Bali, with a population of more than 4.2 million, has a total of 5,536 cases with 4,635 cases of recovery and 75 cases of death. This puts an 83.7% recovery rate in Bali, which is relatively encouraging than most of the other areas in Indonesia. Read more here about more details of the current situation in Bali and whether it is safe to visit Bali.
When Bali is ready to open its gate again, it is better to get prepared with all the requirements to enter this island. You can read more details here about what to prepare when entering Bali to have a wonderful vacation to Bali.
The Effort of Indonesia to Flatten the Curve
To recover from this pandemic, Indonesia has made some efforts to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 case, including to do the required testing and treatment, implement the new normal health protocol around the country, participate actively in the COVID-19 vaccine development, close the gate to and from the overseas (with some exemption), establish the policy for the institutions to work and study from home. In these ways, we hope Indonesia can recover soon from the COVID-19 so everyone can enjoy the vacation to Bali and Indonesia soon.
Information subject to change without notice. Additional measures during the pandemic may be imposed at such short notice and specific details may change rapidly. Please contact your travel provider or your airline for further information and follow the advice of the local authorities. Updated March 16, 2021.