Bali is ready to welcome tourists, but what are the COVID-19 measures to follow?
Bali is a destination that many tourists are hoping to visit despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The good news is that tourists from 19 countries are now allowed to visit Bali in accordance rules decided by WHO. The 19 countries are:
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
The conditions that must be met are:
1. Complete vaccination (2 injections)
2. Negative result of PCR Swab test, H-3 before departure
3. Filling in the International e-HAC Application which is integrated with the PeduliLindung mobile app and the Love Bali mobile app
4. Have health insurance with a minimum coverage value of USD 100,000 which includes financing for handling Covid-19
5. When you are in the airport area, you are required to show documents that have been completely filled in according to the e-HAC Application
6. Immigration requirements
7. Taking the PCR Swab test. The waiting time for the PCR Swab test results is about 1 hour. While waiting for the results of the PCR Swab test, tourists will be placed in a zone that has been determined by the Airport Authority and will not be allowed to leave the zone
8. If the results are positive, tourists will be taken to a hospital that has been determined by the Bali Provincial Government to undergo treatment or isolation
9. If the result is negative, tourists will be taken to a hotel that has been determined by the Bali Provincial Government to undergo quarantine for 5 days
10. During quarantine, tourists are only allowed to do activities in the area of the hotel
11. On the 4th day of quarantine, take the PCR Swab test. If the results are positive, tourists will be taken to a hospital that has been determined by the Bali Provincial Government to undergo treatment or isolation
12. If the result is negative, tourists can change hotels and carry out desired activities
After fulfilling the above requirements, tourists can enjoy their vacation comfortably.
Here are some tips for a safe holiday in Bali during the COVID-19 pandemic
Maintain a distance
Keeping distance is an obligation during holidays in Bali. Therefore, while on vacation, you should avoid crowded places if possible. You should also visit tourist destinations that are less crowded to reduce the potential for transmission of the coronavirus.
Choose outdoor tours
In indoor areas where air circulation is limited, risk of COVID-19 transmission is higher. Therefore, it would be advisable to visit outdoor tourist locations like the beach.
But even so, you must still follow the health protocols in the outdoors! Make sure that you are maintaining distance from others, washing hands frequently, and wearing masks. During the holidays, be sure to bring along a hand sanitizer.
Go on a tour of the green zoning location
The reopening of tourism doors is also supported by the establishment of green zone locations in Bali. The designation of green zones is expected to provide a sense of ease and comfort for visiting tourists. There are already three areas in Bali that have been designated as COVID-19 Free Green Zones, namely Ubud (Gianyar Regency), Nusa Dua (Badung Regency), and also Sanur (Denpasar City).
Boosting your immune system
Taking care of your body during the holidays is also a must. Eating nutritious food and taking vitamins are highly recommended during a holiday in Bali. Also, don’t forget to make time for sports to keep yourself fit and healthy during the holidays!
Choosing of hotels
During this pandemic, it is important to choose the right hotel to keep your vacation safe and comfortable. Do not choose lodging that does not apply health protocols. To understand the health protocols of the hotel, you can check directly by telephone or read the implementation of health protocols through the hotel’s website.
Choosing a responsible tours provider
In this “new normal”, it is important to hire drivers in Bali who understands the health protocols and keeps their vehicles sanitised and clean for the passengers. At Joya Bali Drivers, we place strong emphasis in providing a safe environment for our guests. We hope that you will engage us for your holiday in Bali. You can find out about our rates here.
We hope that this guide has been useful to you in planning your trip to Bali. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us here! It would be our absolute pleasure to assist you. See you in Bali!
This article is accurate as of 21 Dec 2021.