CAN I TRAVEL TO INDONESIA?
Last Updated June 9th, 2022
Can I travel to Indonesia?
Yes, you can visit Bali. 40+ nationalities can now obtain a Visa on Arrival or don't need a visa at all. All other travellers still need a Visit Visa B211A. No more quarantine for 3 nights, no more PCR test at the airport for fully vaccinated travellers. YEAAAAAHHH LET'S GO!
Entry requirements for Indonesia:
Can I enter Indonesia if I am fully vaccinated?
Yes, to enter Indonesia you must show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination (minimum 2x doses). The vaccination certificate must be in English.
Can I enter Indonesia if I am unvaccinated/not-fully vaccinated?
Yes but you will have to do a few things if you’re not fully vaccinated.
- need to take a RT-PCR upon arrival
- partially vaccinated travellers will be required to self-quarantine for 5 x 24 hours, with a second RT-PCR taken on day 4
Do I need a negative test to enter Indonesia?
Travellers must present proof of a negative PCR Covid test issued no more than 48 hours before arrival into Indonesia if unvaccinated.
Do I need to quarantine when entering Indonesia?
- 2 or more doses: status fully vaccinated - no more quarantine and no more PCR test upon arrival at the airport
- 1 dose (Johnson & Johnson counts as 2) - travellers need to quarantine for 5x24h in a certified hotel (CHSE) and get a 2nd PCR test on day 4 (you can book these packages with the hotels)
WHEN SHOULD I VISIT INDONESIA?
Indonesia is pretty much THE place to be all year round but the best time to visit is from March-early October. The weather is perfect for island hopping, snorkelling and pretty much spending all day on the beach. Top up that tan baby! Indonesia bridges the Equator, so it's hot all year round. Still, between December to March, the country sees a lot of rain. Particularly in the south!
There's so much to do in Indonesia, and if you don't mind a little rain you can hit some of the hotspots with half the tourists! Hit up Indonesia in the low season, and you'll experience some of Indonesia's rich culture with only half the tourists. If you venture further afield into the highlands, the temperatures are cooler, and with Indonesia's humidity, you might prefer it!
BALI, BIKINIS & ALL THINGS BEAU...TIFUL!
The list is endless of what you should do and where you should visit in Indonesia. Still, I'm going to give you the inside scoop with all the MUST DOS and MUST VISITS to be able to maximise your experience whilst you're visiting this beauty of a country.
Komodo Dragons - Ok, so this should deffo be on your bucket list! Stay on a liveaboard boat for 3 days/2 nights and spend your time between island hopping watching the sunset at sea and falling asleep under the stars. The days are just as good as the nights. Trek to viewpoints, snorkel in crystal clear waters but the most amazing part. VISIT KOMODO ISLAND. These prehistoric Jurassic Park style dinosaurs are only found in the wild in Indonesia. It's a surreal experience to get up close with these giant lizards and 100% a day you'll never forget.
Tegalalang Rice terraces - So if you're looking for the ultimate insta snap then look no further than the rice terraces. A UNESCO World Heritage site it's every nature lover and painter's dream. Learn how these beautiful formations play an essential role in the local's way of life. Because have you even been to Bali if you haven't visited the rice terraces? A hot spot for tourists but a great cultural learning experience, grab a coffee in one of the local cafes, buy a straw hat from a local vendor or just simply take in the fresh air of Bali's ever-growing greenery. However, you choose to spend your day, it's a must-visit.
Surfing lessons - TIME TO RIDE THOSE WAVES BABY! Have you ever wanted to learn to surf in Bali? Of course you have. Dreaming of riding those waves, shaka's up, flipping your hair backwards as you walk out of the sea, board in hand like the beach babe you are. Ok, so you may not be the next big thing at surfing but head to Kuta and team up with one of the local surf instructors to learn the basics. Surfing in Bali is next level. After a morning surf, take some time to chill on the beach coconut in hand. If you want to learn to surf, there really is nowhere better in the world.
Visit the Gili Islands - You have to visit the Gili Islands if you're in Indonesia. That's right, I said it. YOU HAVE TOO. Whatever your fancy, there is a Gili Island for you. Made up of 3 islands, Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno. Whatever tickles your pickle, one of the islands will have them. If you're looking for the lively scene, a few too many drinks in an island bar then Gili T is the place for you. If you're looking to run off with the new backpacker love of your life you met a week ago head to Gil Meno. Gili Meno only has a few restaurants on the island and the most secluded beaches of the 3! Gili Air is the ultimate chill-out spot. You can lay on the beach and gaze into Lombok's mountainous landscape without a care in the world. Ideal.
The list is endless and with so many islands in Indonesia to experience it you'll really have to jump on a flight to see it for yourself.
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