Bali is listed as one of the most desirable places to visit after COVID-19 pandemic is over, based on the recorded growing wish-list by people in quarantine. Though Bali remains to close its door for international tourists until further notice, many accommodations and attractions around the island offer flexible policies to plan for your next Bali vacation after the pandemic.
Book Now, Stay Later
To attract the tourists after the pandemic, many places in Bali now offer big discounts, including for the hotel and accommodations which offer the "pay now, stay later" promotion with a flexible cancellation policy. Though the discount is significant, they might limit the availability on a first-come-first-served basis. However, make sure to read thoroughly about the terms and conditions before booking, including the timeframe to stay, cancellation, and alteration policy. Some hotel booking sites also allow you to cancel bookings for free up to a few days before check-in but make sure you read thoroughly about when you will be charged for your stay.
Flight Schedule and Policy
When you are about to book the airlines for your next trip to Bali, you might need to pay attention to the airline cancellation policy due to unexpected changes in the last minutes. Health protocol set by the airlines must also be implemented by all passengers to minimize the risk of spreading the virus before, during, or after the flight.
Buying travel insurance
Finally, after bookings and plans for your next trip, it is best to buy travel insurance to cover any unexpected issues arising during the travel or for what you're most worried about. Make sure to read and understand the underwriting about all benefits and exclusions, with all the terms and conditions applied. We have posted another article to help you understand what to look before buying travel insurance covering COVID-19.
What to Prepare when Entering Bali
Though it has only opened its gate for domestic tourists, Bali has set the requirements for tourists to enter the island – which might also be implemented to foreign tourists in the future. To enter Bali or Indonesia generally, you need to present some documents, including the medical certificate, either the Rapid Test or PCR Test, with a negative COVID-19 result issued at most 14 days before arrival. Those without this certificate are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days, with all the costs are to be borne by the visitors. So, if you plan to have a vacation to Bali, it is best to prepare these required documents in advance.
Other Considerations After Coming Back from Bali
After you come back from Bali, depending on the COVID-19 risk in Indonesia and the policy set by the authorities in your home country, you might be imposed on quarantine for 14 days, which can prolong your vacation duration.
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