Bali's Situation in the Middle of a Pandemic

Posted on Mar 30, 2021

Bali’s Situation in the Middle of a Pandemic

Is Bali Safe?

If you’re currently in Indonesia or have an upcoming holiday planned to Bali, you’re no doubt wondering “is it possible to stay on holiday in Bali even PPKM situation?”. Well, the simple answer is Bali still safe for those who are fit, healthy and following correct hygiene and social distancing procedures. Staycation is a solution for those  of you who want to enjoy a vacation in the midst of pandemic or even PPKM. Most hotels have unbeatable natural views, enjoyable guest activities, and relaxing stay. The covid numbers had been considerably low compared to other areas in the country, even worldwide. All citizens and visitors are asked to follow the guidelines of “social distancing” have to wear masks.

Want to Enter Bali during Covid?

Vacations to Bali for domestic tourists can be done again since July 31, 2020. But of course there are conditions that must be met to be able to vacation in Bali. These conditions have been changed several times by observing developments. Here we give you some requirements you need if you are’re flying to Bali according to Circular Letter Number SE 62 of 2021.

1. Passengers are responsible for their own health by implementing and complying with health protocols;

2. Meet health requirements, in the form of:

a.  flights from or to airports on the islands of Java and Bali, as well as areas designated through the Instruction of the Minister of Home Affairs as areas with PPKM Level 4 and PPKM Level 3 categories, must show a vaccine card (at least the first dose of vaccination) and a certificate a negative result of the RT-PCR test whose sample is taken within a maximum period of 2x24 hours before departure;

b. For flights between airports in Java and Bali, must show:

  1. a) Vaccine card (at least the first dose of vaccination) and a certificate of negative RT-PCR test results whose samples were taken within a maximum period of 2x24 hours before departure;
  2. b) Vaccine card (second dose of vaccination) and a certificate of negative rapid test antigen results whose samples were taken within a maximum period of 1x24 hours before departure
  3. c) For flights from and to airports outside the Java and Bali islands which are designated through the Instruction of the Minister of Home Affairs as areas with the PPKM Level 1 and PPKM Level 2 categories, they must show a certificate of negative rapid test result RT-PCR whose samples were taken within a maximum period of 2x24 hours before departure or negative results of rapid antigen tests whose samples are taken within a maximum period of 1x24 hours before departure;

c. The obligation to show a vaccine card is excluded for travelers with special health conditions or comorbid diseases that cause travelers to be unable to receive vaccines, with the condition that they must attach a doctor's certificate from a Government Hospital stating that the person concerned has not and/or cannot take the COVID-19 vaccination;

d. Fill in the Indonesian e-HAC at the departure airport, to be shown to the health officer at the destination/arrival airport;

e. Persons/Passengers under 12 years of age are temporarily not allowed to travel within the country between provincial/district/city administrative boundaries; 

What to do if you are getting sick in Bali?

If you feel that you might have been infected you should call 112 or 223333 (Bali area) and  the operator will guide you through the process. Usually patients will be picked up if they need to go to hospital. The Bali provincial government has assigned five hospitals to handle cases of corona virus infections. They are Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar, Sanjiwani General Hospital in Gianyar, Tabanan General Hospital, Udayana University Hospital and Bali Mandara General Hospital.

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