Bali No Quarantine and the application of Visa on Arrival (VoA)
The proposal from Governor Koster was approved by the central government through a coordination meeting. This is the central government's final decision on the proposal of the Governor of Bali Wayan Koster to apply without quarantine and the use of the "Visa on Arrival" (VoA) service for foreign travelers (PPLN). The decision was taken in a coordination meeting held by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Marves) Luhut Binsar Penjaitan, Friday, March 4, 2022. evening at 18:00 WITA.
The Coordination Meeting was also attended by Minister of Health Budi Sadikin, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Head of the National COVID-19 Task Force/Head of BNPB. The governor of Bali was also present along with the Bali Police Chief Irjen Pol Putu Jayan Danu Putra, Pangdam IX/Udayana Mayjen Sonny Aprianto, and the tourism component. After listening to the opinions and support of the meeting participants regarding the trial of the implementation of the no-quarantine policy for PPLN to Bali according to the proposal of the Governor of Bali, it was agreed that the no-quarantine policy and VoA service for PPLN will take effect from 7 March 2022. The no-quarantine policy for PPLN only applies through the Bali entrance by air and sea travel.
The Visa on Arrival (VoA) service is valid for PPLN coming from 23 countries, including: Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Qatar, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Turkey, Union United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and the Philippines.
Health requirements for PPLN include first, complete vaccination/booster. Second, the negative result of the PCR swab test before departure. Third, have proof of payment of hotel booking for at least 4 days in Bali. Fourth, follow the PCR swab test upon arrival. Fifth, if the PCR test result is negative, PPLN is allowed to make all visits to all tourist destinations in Bali. Sixth, if the PCR test result is positive, the PPLN is required to undergo isolation at the hotel. Seventh, specifically for PPLN who are positive, elderly, and have comorbidities, are immediately treated at a referral hospital. Eighth, on the 3rd day, PPLN is obliged to take the PCR Swab test. If the test results are negative, on the 4th day they are allowed to travel outside Bali. PPLNs who come to Bali must still have health insurance that guarantees COVID-19 according to the provisions. Meanwhile, Governor Koster targets booster vaccinations (three doses for boosters) in Bali to reach a minimum of 30 percent as of March 7, 2022.
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