Bali to allow foreign travellers without quarantine from 14 March

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The government of Indonesia will conduct a trial on receiving international travellers without quarantine in the resort island of Bali beginning March 14 under certain conditions. If the trial in Bali is successful, the government will expand the policy across Indonesia.

The trial may be launched before March 14 if the government sees positive development in the next one week for the continued downward trend in the Covid-19 cases in Bali, Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan said.

Foreign visitors have to show proof of hotel booking payments for at least four days if they want to enter Bali, while Indonesians who arrive in the holiday island from abroad are required to show proof of domicile in the island, said Luhut, who is also coordinator of the public mobility restrictions policy for Java and Bali.

The international travellers who want to enter Bali should have been fully vaccinated or received booster jabs of the Covid-19 vaccine, besides conducting entry PCR tests and waiting at hotels for negative test results, he added. “If the tests show negative results, the international travellers are allowed to do other activities under health protocols,” the Indonesian official said, adding that they should also carry out PCR tests again on the third day at their hotels.

(Source: Xinhua)

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