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Bali relaxes more rules, ditches PCR testing on arrival

Travel to one of Australia's most-loved holiday destinations has just got even easier, with the island now removing the arrival PCR testing requirement for international travellers.

Travel to one of Australia’s most-loved holiday destinations has just got even easier, with the island now removing the arrival PCR testing requirement for international travellers.

Get excited, because Bali has relaxed its entry rules and regulations even further!

The island’s PCR test on arrival requirement has been dropped, meaning as long as travellers do not show symptoms of Covid, such as a high temperature on arrival, they can continue with their travel plans as normal.

In addition, the previously reinstated visa on arrival has been extended to include even more countries, and visa exemption is now available for passport holders from nine ASEAN countries.

The list now includes over 35 countries, including Australia and New Zealand, of course.

What you need to do to visit Bali (from 6 April):

  • Take a RT-PCR test 48 hours before departure
  • Hold a certificate showing proof of full vaccination or received booster jabs
  • Hold travel insurance that covers Covid-19
  • Show confirmation of accommodation/ travel agency booking
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Ubud, Bali

Last month both Virgin Australia and Jetstar recommenced their international flights to Bali, marking the island’s #ArrivalRevival.

Jetstar’s flights from Melbourne will initially operate three times weekly, with plans to ramp up as demand increases.

Bali flights from Sydney and Perth recommenced in early April, with flights from Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns and Darwin scheduled for May.

“We extend our thanks to the Indonesian Government for their support and look forward to continuing to work together to help the Balinese tourism industry bounce back as quickly as possible,” said Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans. 

Komodo National Park, Indonesia

For travellers who wish to visit some of the other islands Indonesia has to offer, arrivals will still be required to take a RT-PCR test on arrival and wait in the hotel room until a negative result is received, and take another RT-PCR test on the third day.

Previously, international visitors to Indonesia were required to undergo a three-day quarantine period, in addition to needing proof of vaccination on arrival. 

For more information visit www.welcomebacktobali.com