After a difficult two-year closure, Bali is joyfully embracing visitors once again

May 23, 2022

For two solid years during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bali was closed to the world, leaving many tourists rusty when it comes to communication.

But the famously sweet people from the so-called Island of Gods have not lost an ounce of their signature warmth and loving hospitality during this forced separation. If anything, the locals now are even more welcoming and enthusiastic about having tourists in their temple-laden paradise once again.

Island of Gods is now open its gate again for tourist after COVID-19

How to enter Bali now?

Bali’s Vaccination Requirements:

  • You don’t need a COVID-19 test to travel to Indonesia.
  • However, you must be vaccinated with at least 2 COVID-19 vaccine doses.
  • Children under 18 don’t need to be vaccinated prior to travelling to Indonesia.
  • Indonesian regulations enable health officials to require 6 – 17 year olds to be vaccinated after arrival. However, local authorities say this is unlikely to be implemented in most cases. If you meet requirements, you can apply for a tourist visa on arrival at some international airports, seaports or land crossings. Check the latest visa, entry and vaccination requirements with your travel provider or your nearest Indonesian Embassy or Consulate before travel.

Bali’s Insurance Requirement:

  • Part of the entry requirement for foreign passport holders who enter on a Visa on Arrival (VOA) or eVISA is to have travel insurance that covers you in Bali in the that you test positive and need to be moved to an approved isolation hotel or medical facility.
  • Note: The Covid Travel insurance is only required for Visa Exemptions, Visa on Arrival, and B211A holders.

Pre-Departure Checklist for Bali:

  • Any foreign traveler regardless of vaccination status is required to download the Peduli Lindungi app on their phone before arriving in Bali. It is best to download this before you arrive in Bali (It’ll save you a lot of time). Be sure to create an account and log into the app.
  • Note: Filling out the eHAC form on the app is no longer required as of April 6, 2022. In fact, you don’t need to fill out anything on the app, all you must do is download the app on your phone, create an account and log in.
  • Indonesian visa: Currently available on arrival for 60 countries including The United States, Canada, and Australia. (Visa fee is $35 USD for a maximum of 30 days and is only obtainable by entering Bali directly).
  • Register your e-CD (Electronic Custom Declaration).
  • RETURN air flight ticket (or one-way outward journey from Bali).

Come to meet wonderful people in a Bali tour

When you ask anyone who has visited Bali, “What’s the best thing about Bali?” Their response is usually the same – “the people”. Whether it’s a 30 second chat with the waiter at breakfast or a 3 hour surf lesson discovering the hip phrases of surfing language, their warmth, charm and friendliness shine through leaving you feeling refreshed and wanting more.

Barong dance – a festival you cant miss when go to Bali

And more is their waiting for you, with a wealth of interesting characters eager to show you; colorful temple ceremonies, endless beaches at sunset, dramatic misty volcanoes, terraced rice fields under the dappled light of coconut trees, candle lit fine dining, charming villages, pulsating nightlife and pounding surf – just for starters. We want you to see the beautiful rice fields, the Barong dance by torch light, pounding surf below temples perched on the cliff top, the arts and crafts in the markets and so much more.

So when you think about your next holiday, think about making friends with the people of Bali.

“Bali is my life” – this is a powerful statement that reflects the fact that Bali is not just like any tourist destination but a beautiful island that is owned and lived by the Balinese who welcome visitors to enjoy the island. As a statement it is emotional, honest and true , it invites the world to discover why Bali is so special.

What is new in Bali now?

It may seem like the island is slowly waking up, but development didn’t halt during COVID. Andaz Bali opened in Sanur in April 2021 — the brand’s first outpost in Indonesia — with a modern Balinese village aesthetic plus a beachfront seafood restaurant grilling up fresh catch the local way on coconut husks. Desa Potato Head debuted its nearly zero-waste creative village in Seminyak and, most recently, bestowed Bali with an experiential alternative wellness mecca called Sanctuary, as well as plant-based restaurant Tanaman, which imaginatively uses every seed, stem, and leaf in psychedelic, multisensory dishes. Raffles Bali, meanwhile, celebrated its grand opening in 2021 and, at long last, Jumeirah Bali’s all-pool villa resort on Dreamland Beach came in late April 2022.

The Danu Temple in Bali

Close to Ubud, Amandari launched a regenerative farming experience with Astungkara Way, while on the eastern coastline of the Lombok Strait, Amankila added a permaculture tour and cooking class, along with a sunrise cruise on the resort’s classical jukung-style outrigger boat. Capella Ubud’s Capella Culturists facilitate hyperlocal activities with families from Keliki village, like helping prepare ornate penjor bamboo poles or practicing gamelan with kids, and the property completed its 2,000-square-foot Lodge, a two-bedroom family tent with two distinctive bathtubs. Kimpton, LXR and Buahan (under Banyan Tree) properties are forthcoming.

New Bali hotels and resort you must try

Situated on a tranquil oasis in South Kuta, Bali, beachfront Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is located 10 minutes away from Denpasar International Airport and 15 minutes away from the excitement of downtown. Our resort offers you a family-friendly stay with fun-filled activities and child-friendly facilities.

Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali – a new resort for tourist after COVID

Everything around you invites you to relax. Revel in the cozy embrace of our 193 contemporary style guest rooms and suites. Each is equipped with a private balcony overlooking the breathtaking Indian Ocean or the lush natural surroundings, while the comfortable chaise lounges allow you to spend long hours soaking up the refreshing island breeze.

Indulge yourself with a soothing massage in our ocean-facing Tea Tree Spa, or take advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the resort and unwind in a private gazebo while browsing the net or reading your favorite book.

For an unforgettable dining experience, head to our beachfront Envy restaurant to sip a fresh juice or ice-cold cocktail while listening to a soundtrack of chilled-out tunes in a terraced garden overlooking the spectacular Indian Ocean. You can book a spot in Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali here with our 7 Day Bali Free & Easy Package

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