Bali Reopens to All Foreign Tourists: Here’s What We Know So Far

Bali Reopens to All International Travellers: Here’s What We Know So Far

It's been too long, Bali.

At long last, Bali, Indonesia reopens to all foreign tourists! It was announced on 1 Feb 2022, Monday that the island getaway will start accepting international travellers this week. According to Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Pandjaitan, fully vaccinated travellers will be welcomed to Bali with a required quarantine of five days

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This follows a special policy implemented in October 2021 when Indonesia allowed international flights from select countries to Bali. Despite the fact that Indonesia has reported a slight increase in cases as it reopens its borders to foreign travellers, the US Centres for Disease and Control Prevention rates Indonesia with only a Level 1 travel advisory. This means the country is a low-risk destination for COVID-19. That said, the CDC does recommend that travellers be inoculated with a booster before flying to Indonesia. 

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Recently, the Philippines also announced it would start welcoming all foreign tourists again starting 10 Feb 2022, as long as they’re fully vaccinated. Read more about it here. Meanwhile, Thailand announced earlier that they’ve launched a Thailand Pass for anyone who wishes to visit the Land of Smiles. Know more about Thailand’s requirements here

As of writing, Indonesia has recorded around 7,000 to 8,000 cases per day in the last week. Its fully vaccinated population is at 45.9%. If this is your first time visiting Bali, then as foreign tourists, you better read up on the dos and don’ts. Have a happy island vacation!

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Therese Sta. Maria
Therese Sta. Maria

Therese's close friends know that if they haven’t seen her around recently, then she’s probably having an adventure with her luggage and camera in hand. Though she loves staying at home and spending lazy afternoons with friends, there are times when she has to be "away from home to feel at home," — that’s when she’s bitten by the travel bug. See her travels on Instagram @reesstamaria.