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Bali entry requirements for 2024

Are you wondering if it's possible to travel to Bali or anywhere else in Indonesia right now? The answer is, yes! For some time now, Indonesia has opened its borders to the US and other countries. The countries mentioned on the list later in this article can obtain a VOA (visa on arrival) and enter Bali and rest of Indonesia.

In this article I am going to review Bali entry requirements for 2023. Thanks to this post, you will be able to organize all the paperwork you need to enter the country with a VOA or eVOA. Before continuing, I remind you that it is very important that you confirm the information with other pages since the restrictions can change at any time.

Last Update: 19/06/2023

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Bali entry requirements Covid 2024 (& rest of Indonesia)

The United States is among the countries eligible for a visa on arrival to travel to Bali and rest of Indonesia.

In addition, from June 9th, 2023, it is no longer mandatory to have a Covid-19 vaccination certificate to enter Indonesia with a VOA.

At the moment, these are the Bali entry requirements for 2024 with a visa on arrival:

  1. Valid passport for at least 6 months after the date of entry into Indonesia. Make sure your passport doesn’t expire in the next half year.
  2. Reservation of an outbound flight from Indonesia.

Important: For B211A and KITAS visas, it is still mandatory to have the vaccination certificate.

Covid-related advice

However, there are still protocols regarding Covid in the country. These are the following:

  • PCR test is not required to enter Indonesia. However, it is recommended to check with the airline you are flying with to make sure that they do not ask for PCR either.
  • It is advisable to download the Satu Sehat app to register your vaccination certificate and access to certain public places.
  • It is recommended to wear a mask if you are not feeling well or if you suspect you have Covid.

A travel insurance that covers Covid-19 in Indonesia is not mandatory anymore. However, it is very important that you purchase one if you don’t have medical coverage in the destination.

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Important Notice: Compare this information with other sources as Bali entry requirements for 2024 or for the rest of Indonesia may change at any time. I recommend following @balisolve on Instagram as they are constantly updating this information. You can also visit the website of the embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, although they update the information with a little more delay.

Source: @balisolve

What is VOA (visa on arrival)

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, there were 2 ways to enter Indonesia as a tourist. One possibility was to enter without any type of visa, which allowed you to stay in Indonesia for a maximum of 30 days. The other possibility was to purchase a “VOA”. Currently, you can only enter Indonesia as a tourist with a VOA (visa on arrival).

You do not have to apply for a VOA in advance. You can purchase a VOA upon arrival at any airport in Indonesia (Jakarta, Bali, etc.). Update: Currently, it is possible to obtain the eVOA before traveling to Indonesia so you don’t have to do any paperwork upon arriving in Indonesia.

The VOA costs $35 and allows you to stay in the country for 30 days. It is possible to extend the VOA and stay in Indonesia for another 30 days, which would be a total of 60 days.

If you already know that you are going to stay in Indonesia for more than 30 days, I recommend going to a visa agency during your first week in the country, so that they can start processing your visa extension.

Countries eligible for a VOA in 2024 – Bali entry requirements

People from the following countries can now enter Indonesia with a VOA (visa on arrival):

South Africa, United States, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Philippines, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, England, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Germany , Cambodia, South Korea, Canada, Croatia, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Myanmar, Norway, France, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, New Zealand, Seychelles, Singapore, Cyprus, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, East Timor, China, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Greece.

Last update of countries that can enter Bali and rest of Indonesia with a VOA:

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Guatemala, Iceland, Jordan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Macau, Maldives, Monaco, Morocco, Oman, Panama, Palestine, Peru, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Suriname , Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

The new eVOA to travel to Indonesia in 2024

From November 2022 it is possible to apply for the eVOA. It has exactly the same conditions as the VOA but, instead of processing it once you arrive at an Indonesian airport, you can process it online up to 90 days before your trip.

Like the VOA, the eVOA allows you to stay in Indonesia for 30 days. It is also possible to extend your stay in the country for another 30 days (total of 60 days). In case you want to do that, it is advisable to process the extension as soon as possible.

You can apply for your eVOA here: molina.imigrasi.go.id. It costs 500,000 IDR.

The eVOA is available for the following nationalities:

Australia, Austria, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand , Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, East Timor, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.

Full list of countries that can apply for the eVOA:

Bali entry requirements 2023
Bali entry requirements

More Indonesia travel tips

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I hope that this post about Bali entry requirements for 2024 has been very useful for you to planning your trip. If you have any questions, I encourage you to leave a comment or email me. Until next time, travelers!

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22 Responses

  1. Velo Martin says:

    Hello,
    I am a United States Passport holder, do still need to apply the ” eVOA ” ? My USA passport does not meet the requirement of eVOA? Thanks

    1. SofiaPozuelo says:

      Hello. Yes, all tourists need to get at least the VOA to enter Indonesia.

  2. Debby Coltman says:

    What requirements regarding COVID, if any, are there for entering Bali, ie is a vaccination certificate required?

    1. SofiaPozuelo says:

      Hello, Debby. Yes, they still ask for the certificate once you are doing the check in of your flight to Indonesia.

  3. Is there any way to enter Indonesia ( Bali ) without vaccination , for example to stay in quarantine hotel ?

    Thx

    1. SofiaPozuelo says:

      Hello, Yulia. You can enter now Indonesia being unvaccinated!

  4. Hi, I will be travelling by cruise ship march next year as im not covid vaccinated and we will only be dockedin Bali 1 day I thought I could just stay on the ship ,I would still have gotten a visa if needed but Im now worried that they wont grant the visa even if im staying on the ship .

    1. SofiaPozuelo says:

      Hello, Nancy! You will be fine because they don’t ask for the certificate anymore for VOA!

  5. Hello dear friend. Are there any changes from r the unvaccinate travelers? Thank you

    1. SofiaPozuelo says:

      Hello, Isabella! Apparently they don’t ask for the certificate anymore!

  6. Hello
    Is 2 doeses of covid vaccine is enough? Or i need a booster as well?
    And ix it ok what my second doses was in december 2021

    1. SofiaPozuelo says:

      Hello, Arianna! Yes, 2 doses is good and it doesn’t matter that you got the last one in 2021.

  7. I have been told that you no longer need to show proof of vaccination to enter Bali. Is this correct?

    1. SofiaPozuelo says:

      Hello, Sue! It is correct. They don’t ask for the Covid-19 certificate anymore!

  8. What is the Bali entry requirement for US citizens entering Bali via cruise ship? Does each individual need to apply for a VOA or will the ship handle this for all passengers?

    1. SofiaPozuelo says:

      Hello, Paula. I honestly don’t know how it works when you are traveling with a cruise ship, maybe you can ask the cruise company. Sorry I cannot be more helpful!

  9. Hi
    I have a Srilankan passport. But living in Switzerland. Wich type of visa i have to aply?
    Thank you

    1. SofiaPozuelo says:

      Hello! Unfortunately, Sri Lanka citizens are not eligible for a VOA at this moment. You will have to apply for a B211A Visit Visa to visit Bali. Thanks

  10. Do you still need to take a RAT or PCR to go on the fast boat Bali to Lombok and back to Bali if you’ve had 2 covid vaccines but no booster? Thank you!

    1. SofiaPozuelo says:

      There hasn’t been an update on this topic since July 2022. I’m not sure.

  11. Valerie Frost says:

    do I need a photo for the VOA, Is the $35 US or AU

    1. SofiaPozuelo says:

      No photo required. The visa is $35 USD. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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