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Bali Issue New COVID Rules & Regulations

Entry Requirements Strengthened for Bali.

Bali’s Governor Wayan Koster has issued Circular Memorandum (No. 08 Tahun 2021) on Monday, 28 June 2021 extending regulations limiting the movement of the local population in Bali in an effort to prevent further increases in the number of COVID-19 cases.

The key provisions of the latest instructions by Bali’s Governor include:

Every individual, business operator, manager, and person responsible for a public place or facility is required to implement all health protocols that include:

  1. To create a healthy lifestyle free of COVID-19 by 1) requiring the use of face masks, 2) the washing of hands, 3) keeping social distance, 4) limiting local and regional travel, 5) enhancing immunity, and following all regulations.
  2. Avoiding the congregation of crowds.
  3. Limiting activities in public places.
  4. Limiting attendance to 50% of available seating/capacity.
  5. Limited operational hours in accordance with existing regulations.

Every indivual is expected to limit any activities outside the home and endeavor to postpone or reduce any travel, particularly when such travel passes through “red zones.”

Domestic Travel to and from Bali

Domestic travelers entering the Province of Bali must obey the following regulations:

  1. Be responsible for the health of each member of their traveling party, following all current rules and regulations.
  2. Those arriving in Bali by air are required to present a certificate proving a “negative” PCR Swab Test issued within 2 x 24 hours of their departure. Those arriving by land or sea must present a certificate proving a “negative” PCR Swab Test or a “negative” Rapid Antigen Test issued within 2 x 24 hours of their departure.
  3. When presenting proof of a “negative” PCR Swab Test or a “negative” Rapid Antigen Test must be accompanied by a Barcode/BRCode to prevent falsification.
  4. Those arriving by air in Bali must also fill a e-HAC card (Indonesian Health Alert Card) to facilitate tracking requirements.
  5. Children under the age of 5 years are exempted from the requirement to show proof of a PCR Swab or Rapid Antigen Tests.
  6. Domestic travelers departing by sea, ferry land, private vehicle, and logistic supply vehicles can use a “negative” PCR Swab Test or Rapid Antigen Test that will remain valid for the return journey to Bali.

The managers and operators of airports, seaports, and land transportation tourminal are instructed tighten all rules and regulations connected with the movement of domestic travelers, including the provision of all necessary equipment and manpower. Daily reports and updates must be filed by air, land, and seaport operators with the Task Force for the Mitigation of COVID-19 (Satgas Penanganan COVID-19 Provinsi Bali). Especially as regards the ferry crossing between Ketapang and Gilimanuk closer supervision of swab tests for domestic travelers is ordered via the creation of a joint inspection pos coordinated by the Port Health Office (KKP), facilitated by the State Ferry Company (PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry).

The Province of Bali is instituting a new “3-T” policy to attract visitors emphasizing:

The “3-Ts” in combination with a massive inoculation program is expected to be at the forefront of Bali’s plans to welcome international tourists back to the Island.

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