Indonesia to Lift Quarantine Requirement for Bali Tourists

Indonesia will allow quarantine-free arrivals in Bali starting March 7, a week earlier than its original plan.

Visitors from 23 countries can now get a visa on arrival and as long as they are fully vaccinated and test negative for COVID-19, Bali Governor Wayan Koster announced on Friday.

There will be another round of testing for COVID-19 upon arrival in Bali. Only those who test positive for the virus will be required to isolate for three days in a quarantine facility.

The policy will only apply to travelers arriving directly in Bali, not in other airports in the country.

The move is expected to revive the country’s tourism sector and help with economic recovery, tourism minister Sandiaga Uno said in a tweet. Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, follows its neighbors in preparing to live with the virus amid the rise in local infections.


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