In recent times, most nations around the globe have taken significant strides towards reopening their borders and implementing measures to restore a semblance of normalcy. Bali, the enchanting Indonesian island, has now joined the ranks of these countries, as it finally eliminates its vaccine requirement for travelers.

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The local government has closely monitored the handling of the virus within the country and has determined that it is time to embrace tourists. In a letter published by Bahasa Indonesia, the government states, “that in order to follow up on developments in the situation of controlling the SARS-CoV-2 virus under conditions where the spread of cases in the world and Indonesia is increasingly under control.”

However, in typical governmental fashion, they left the door slightly ajar, reserving the right to reinstate former policies should the health landscape shift. They continue to urge caution and the adoption of precautionary measures to safeguard against the virus.

As for the limitations faced by unvaccinated travelers, rumors have circulated suggesting that customs officers have ceased verifying vaccination status before this official announcement. The new law merely formalizes the situation, granting unrestricted freedom of movement to unvaccinated travelers.

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While airlines are no longer verifying vaccination records, this means that individuals can traverse from Jakarta to Bali without being encumbered by additional COVID-related regulations. Bali welcomes the news and expects a greater number of travelers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in its captivating culture.

Indonesia also has adjusted its visa-on-arrival system, aiming to bolster its tourism industry. These visas are valid for 30 days and can be extended for an additional 30 days, depending on the traveler’s country of origin.