Bali is one of the most awaited destinations to visit by tourists around the world. Due to the unpredictable and unstable situation, after several attempts Bali is on their toes to reopen its gates for visitors. Bali in its initiative has started the mass vaccination campaigns followed by opening the “Green Zones” for International Tourists with all the safety protocols practiced.
Mass vaccination of locals is prioritized and implemented in full swing by the government to control the loss of lives due to COVID-19. As of now 3 provinces Ubud, Nusa Dua and Sanur are recognized as Green Zones that are preparing for the 3rd phase of reopening. Now in Bali, domestic tourists among Indonesia are allowed to travel in and out of Bali by producing one vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test result with strict safety protocols. Bali’s COVID recovery rate is 90 percent which is a good sign, but surely this pandemic has affected Bali’s economy to a larger extent. Tourist Visas and Visas on arrival have been suspended, hopefully to change by 2022 whereas few domestic flights operate across the country.
However Bali Government allows people with certain Visa types such as Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS), Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP), Diplomatic visa, Service visa, e-visit visa, APEC Business Travel Card or travelling supported by Travel Corridor Arrangement (TCA) only if they have not been in India for past 14 days. The only alternate way for foreigners to enter Bali is to travel by B211B visa, which is a business visa that is valid for 6months with a 4 extension where each extension allows you 30 days of stay. This visa requires proof that the company is funding a foreign national in Bali.
Current surge in COVID cases leading to a less conducive situation in Indonesia has postponed the earlier planned date of September reopening, thus the next date is yet to be decided by the government. Number of cases spreading over islands of Indonesia, the Bed Occupancy Rate in Bali and Java has been low, leaving us with a positive hope. Bali has been safeguarded with Level 4 community restriction that includes closure of tourist spots, restriction of malls, restaurants, bars and Café timings that operate with a curfew of 8PM. Other essentials such as supermarkets, grocery shops, and markets are open to the public until 8 PM with 50% capacity following proper safety measures. Pharmacies are accessible 24/7 for the inmates.So Yes! Bali is in its bubble healing and recovering with all preps to open soon to its guests around the globe. Hopefully with pandemic fading away with lots of positivity and soothing vibes Bali will be all set to be cherished. Let’s keep our Mind, Heart & Health safe and strong in these tough times and Hold on to prayers.