Bali Travel and Coronavirus

Mar 19, 2020
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Dear Bali Bible Tribe,


So firstly, a message of support and love, no matter where you are, what you're doing or how you're feeling right now, together we are stronger and as a community we will be right here throughout these unpredictable times.


From Friday 20 March, the Indonesian Government have advised a temporary suspension of the free on arrival visas to Bali and all international travellers to Indonesia must obtain a pre-approved visa, which will require a health certificate.


We as The Bali Bible will continue to share inspirational content, plus important updates and articles, and we encourage you to continue dreaming and planning your holidays on our beautiful island, as we're certain your chance to visit us again won't be too far away.


As always, we thank you for your support.


For Our Australian Travellers


Today, the Australian Government announced a level 4 international travel warning for all Australian residents: We now advise all Australians not to travel at this time. If you're already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means.


Any residents returning to Australia must also self-isolate for a 14-day period.


https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/COVID-19-australian-travellers


For Our New Zealand Travellers


All New Zealanders are advised to avoid all non-essential travel overseas due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and travel restrictions.


https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/


Travel to Bali


Currently there has only been one reported case of Covid-19 in Bali.


On Tuesday 17 March, The Indonesian Government announced changes to entry requirements to Bali, effective Friday 20 March 2020.


These include:


Regarding foreign visitors from all countries, the Government of Indonesia has decided that the Visa Free Arrival (BVK), Visa on Arrival and Free Diplomatic / Service Visa policies are suspended for 1 month.


Therefore, every foreigner who will visit Indonesia is required to have a visa from an Indonesian representative in accordance with the purpose and purpose of the visit. When applying for a visa, you must attach a health certificate issued by the health authority in each country.


Migrants / travellers who within the past 14 days visited the countries below are not permitted to enter / transit to Indonesia. These countries are:


a. Iran;

b. Italy;

c. Vatican City;

d. Spain;

e. France;

f. Germany;

g. Switzerland;

h. England


We are monitoring the situation closely, and will continue to do so. If you have booked travel through our website please contact one our friendly and Travel Concierge Specialists who are based in Melbourne, Australia on hello@thebalibible.com or 03 9069 8714 who would be more than happy to help and answer your questions, concerns or deal with any amendments or cancellations. 


For Australian travellers, The DFAT & Smart Traveller are always the best source to point to when it comes to travelling safely. And, the World Health organisation is the definitive word on health & travel issues anywhere in the world.


Useful links:

World Health Organisation

smarttraveller

Safetravel


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