Bali’s re-entry to the world of international travel with the landing of Garuda Flight GA881 from Tokyo on 03 February 2022 was low-key, at best. The large Garuda aircraft carried only 12 passengers, comprising 6 Indonesians and 6 foreign nationals. The flight, an Airbus A33-300 with a capacity of 300+ passengers, operated with a meager 4% occupancy rate.
As reported by Beritabali.com, Governor Wayan Koster said that one of the 12 passengers on board the aircraft, one Indonesian passenger, tested positive for COVID-19 during the arrival screening process.
Early, unofficial reports from Bali’s airports suggest the arrivals on the second flight from Tokyo on 10 February we somewhat less than the 12 reported on the flight one week before
Looking ahead, Governor Koster said 70 passengers are expected to land in Bali on Wednesday, 16 February 2022, when Singapore Airlines will recommence its daily flights to Bali. The Governor said 70 passengers were expected on that flight. Still, he warned the flight, and its final passenger load depended on the latest development in the developing surge of the Omicron variant.
All direct international air passengers landing in Bali must submit several controls and regulations, including visa controls, pre-paid insurance, 5-day quarantine, and COVID testing upon landing.