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Current Situation in Bali. Is it ok traveling to Bali? Is Bali Safe?


  • Situation in Bali is very much controlled. The numbers had been considerably low compared to other areas in the country, even worldwide

  • Most travelers have left Bali. There are no international tourists at the moment

  • Indonesia has banned all foreign arrivals until further notice

  • All citizens and visitors are asked to stay at home, work from home and follow the guidelines of "SOCIAL DISTANCING".

  • Food shopping and other important necessities are still possible (not a lock down)

  • A decent amount of restaurants, bars and hotels have opened again

  • Major events have been cancelled and the governor has instructed the Balinese to stay away from mass events (religions and non-religious).

  • Tourist attractions and beaches that had been closed are opening gradually

  • Thousands of Balinese lost their jobs and businesses start to go bankrupt without ANY income. Personal hardship for the Balinese is very high


Once Bali is open again for tourism, the risk to get infected in Bali might be as low or high as in any other place in the world. Indonesian authorities and particularly the ones in Bali have shown that they take the situation very seriously, and did shut down quickly bars and clubs, that did not enforce the safety regulations enough, or where the guests lacked discipline. Bali is an “outdoor place”. The majority of restaurants in Bali are semi or even full open air venues. People are rarely indoors or in areas where there is no ventilation and fresh air. The virus is airborne and studies showed, that most mass-spreading happened in closed environments. Even during mass events and demonstrations that happened outdoor, no significant increase of infections have been reported.

What to do when you are getting sick in Bali and Indonesia - call 112

If you feel that you might have been infected you should as first measure prevent other people to get in contact with you and also inform the people who have been in contact with you lately, about your condition and see, if they have also experienced similar symptoms.

Call 112 or 223333

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. The Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar, Sanjiwani General Hospital in Gianyar regency, Tabanan General Hospital, Udayana University Hospital and Bali Mandara General Hospital.

And call 119 ext 9 - local number or Mobile +62(0)81212123119, if you are in other area of Indonesia If, within 14 days, any of the above-mentioned disease symptoms emerge, avoid unnecessary contact with other persons and stay at home wherever possible. Get in touch with your doctor by phone or call any of the mentioned hospitals and discuss how best to proceed, before going there.

Right now there's no lockdown in Bali and all Indonesia. But the local government and Balinese Banjar are taking some measures. You must wear mask outside. Modern markets must close at 11 PM. You will get penalty Rp100,000 if not wearing Mask.

Covid-19 Cases in Bali is at the highest level since Domestic tourism reopening. Please always wear mask and be safe! Bali is in the Red Zone List of Corona Virus.

There is a warrant from the Balinese government that calls for compliance with health protocols and some restrictions. Some of them are reducing employees to work in offices, reducing the number of visitors to tourist attractions, and limiting worship.There has been no information or official letter from the Balinese government regarding social restrictions or lockdown.

November Updates on Covid-19: Offshore visa application is now live! You can apply for e-visa online at this website. But one of the requirements is that your sponsor must have USD10.000 in bank account. Find a good agent, they are able to do this.

October Updates on Covid-19:You can visit Bali - Indonesia, with investor visa, family visa, or B211A. Some agents are able to do this. Agent fee is around 500$ varies depends on the agent.

September Updates on Covid-19: Bali's plan to open its tourism for international tourist on September 11 is just a plan. Official words from Bali's Governor, I Wayan Koster per August 23rd, the initial plan to open Bali tourism on September is cancelled. According to Indonesian government, no plan to open its border for International Tourist at least until 2021.

Indonesia, in this case Bali, is focusing their tourism for local tourists & foreigners who already in Bali.

Online onshore application process is again extended to 5 October 2020. You must get new visa telex for expired Visa (Kitas, KITAP, free Visa) before 5 October 2020 or you will be kicked out! You can do online visa application starting from 3 August 2020. Below for more information.

Modern market and business are eligible to open from 8am to 11 pm with strict covid-19 protocols. Failure to do so will result in shut down. If you're going to local businesses don't forget to wear mask or else they will get shutdown!

When Will Bali Reopen?

As per August updates, Bali is not gonna reopen or open its border for International tourists and flights until 2021. Bali is focusing its tourism industry for local tourists / domestic tourists.

What are the current visa restrictions in Bali?

As per October updates: You can visit Bali - Indonesia through Jakarta first. You can enter with either family visa, investor visa, or B211A. Some agents are able to do this with $$$. For those who already in Bali, visa extension is back to normal. All expired VoA after 29 September 2020 now have extension quotas - up to 5 times.

Bali Reopening ?

1. Beaches in Bali are already reopened. Please follow the guideline and covid-19 protocols all the time! 2. Bali is focusing its tourism for local tourist (+foreigners already in Indonesia). Most businesses are open but limited to only accept 40% - 50% guests and only open up to 11PM.

Can I visit Bali now?

October Updates: You can visit or fly to Bali if you are: 1. Working - Get Business or Investor Visa. The process is hard. You need an agent to do this. 2. Family reunion - For family purposes. You can apply for C317 online offshore. 3. B211A Offshore - Yes you can, but you need a good agent. Some agents are able to do this.

As per 25 April 2020, Indonesian government has banned all foreign arrivals and transits to Indonesian this of course includes Bali. Only travelers with a valid working permit and diplomats are allowed to enter and visit Bali. These are the exception list that can visit Bali. 1. Foreigners who hold Indonesian Temporary Stay Permit (KITAP) or Permanent Stay Permit (KITAS), 2. Foreigners who hold Indonesian Diplomatic Visa or Service Visa, 3. Foreigners who hold Indonesian Diplomatic Stay Permit or Service Stay Permit, 4. Medical, food and humanitarian aid support workers, 5. The crew of means of transport, 6. People whose travel is associated with essential work for national strategies projects such as infrastructure or constructions. Those foreigners in the list above must provide the following requirements: 1. a certificate of health (in English) issued by their local government's health authority, shows negative results for COVID-19 from a swab test based on the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). 2. the foreigners must have stayed for 14 days in areas which not affected by COVID-19 outbreak before entering, evidenced by an immigration stamp or boarding pass, 3. statement of willingness to enter quarantine for 14 days in facilities provided by the Indonesian government.

What's the procedure of visiting / flying to Bali during Covid-19?

First, check the list above. If you are in one of those list then you can fly to Bali with this procedure. 1. You need to signup for recommendation before flying in this Official Website 2. You need to have negative result of SWAB/PCR Test 3. SWAB/PCR Test valid only within 7 days after test result. So you need to visit Bali within those 7 days or need to do another test. 4. You also need someone in Bali that can guarantee your visits. 5. Arriving in Bali, you need to do self-isolation/quarantine.

Where can I see full updates of Corona Virus in Indonesia?

You can check on the official website of Indonesian Covid-19 Update. For a complete data in Bali you can visit Official Bali Province Website. Those two websites are in Bahasa, that's why we made this page for foreign travellers that are still in Bali.

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