The situation regarding Covid-19 is under control, the numbers are clearly decreasing and the vaccination program is moving fast.
The situation in Indonesia but especially in Bali, is still progressing rapidly and taking shape more and more every day. It is planned that by June 70% of the residents in Bali will be fully vaccinated. The Ministry of Tourism has said to want to open the borders in Bali in July, but no official confirmation announced yet. Bali will open in July in the form of so-called “Green Zones” in Sanur, Ubud, Nusa Dua and the Gili Islands.
Currently, the government is preparing to open these “Green Zones” in Nusa Dua, Sanur and Ubud very soon and has started vaccinating all tourist staff.
We believe that travel to Bali will be possible in July and hopefully to the rest of Indonesia in September/October. Unfortunately, there is still little clarity on the conditions under which you may travel to Indonesia. It is expected that a vaccination certificate will be a requirement, but not yet certain.
How does the vaccination work?
About 9 million 2x doses; 14 million first doses. Progress is good, all medical personnel in major areas have been vaccinated. Tourism is focused on Bali and Yogyakarta and are designated priority areas. Vaccinations in the private market are expected to accelerate the process in June.
For all foreigners (without a valid residence permit or business visa), the borders are closed for now until further notice. Travelers with business permits from countries with whom Indonesia has a ‘green corridor’ arrangement (Emirates, China, South Korea and Singapore) may now enter the country with swab tests but do not need to be quarantined. Indonesians and foreigners with residency permits must spend 5 days in quarantine.
There is no official word yet on when the borders will open for everyone and under what conditions, so we will have to wait and see.