Bali entry requirements Covid 2023 (& 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 2023 with a visa on arrival:
- 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.
- Reservation of an outbound flight from Indonesia.
Important: For B211A and KITAS visas, it is still mandatory to have the vaccination certificate.
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 2023 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.
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 2023 – 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 2023
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:
More Indonesia travel tips
On my Indonesia travel guide you can find several tips to travel to Indonesia and Bali. You can also read my post about the best travel insurance for Indonesia, which I remind you is mandatory. You can purchase your insurance with a 5% discount here.
Things to do in Bali
– 25 things to do in Bali.
– Best things to do in north Bali.
– Canggu travel guide.
– Ubud travel guide.
– Uluwatu travel guide.
– Amed travel guide.
– Nusa Penida travel guide.
– Best waterfalls in Bali.
– Best beaches in Bali.
Plan your trip to Bali
I hope that this post about Bali entry requirements for 2023 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!