When can I travel to Bali? Indonesian island could reopen to travelers in July 2021
So far, the majority of countries across Europe – and a lot across the Caribbean – have started to welcome tourists again. But many other countries are taking a more cautious approach to reopening their borders. Australia, to take the most extreme example, has suggested it won’t restart tourism until 2022.
The Indonesian island of Bali, for its part, announced last summer that it would reopen to international travelers from September. But due to a second major wave, that never happened. Even now, travelers are only allowed to enter Indonesia for “essential” reasons, without any leisure travel.
Anyone who can enter will need to show a negative test result on arrival, undergo screening and quarantine for five days. In Indonesia, all arrivals to Bali will be required to present another negative test result within the last 48 hours.
But anyone who fancies that long-awaited Bali beach getaway will be happy to know that the island is now planning to reopen to tourists from July. In March, Indonesian officials announced a plan to launch a “travel corridor” program that could allow international visitors by summer. According to Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno, the program would apply to tourists arriving from countries with a low number of cases, high vaccination rates and an arrangement for reciprocal travel.
With its aquamarine waters, thriving coral reefs and countless seaside surf huts, Bali is a postcard tropical hideaway. And while you can’t quite go ahead and plan vacation there right away, you can at least pencil in a trip. Just to be on the safe side, we’re suggesting the end of 2021 – or maybe even 2022.
Keep in mind that many countries still warn against all non-essential travel, and some quarantine all arrivals overseas, including their own returning citizens. Check all the relevant restrictions before you think about traveling.
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