Bali Christmas and New Year Holiday Entry Requirements Policy Revised

The policy of the Bali Provincial Government (Pemprov) regarding the 2021 Christmas and New Year (Nataru) holidays for Domestic Travel Players is revised. The revised part of Circular Number 2021 of 2020 is related to Domestic Travel Players when they enter Bali by air.

This was conveyed by the Regional Secretary of the Province of Bali, Dewa Made Indra, at the Bali Provincial Office of Communication, Informatics and Statistics, on Thursday (17/12/2020). Dewa Indra said the revision was carried out after considering the pro and contra dynamics of society.

Tourist in Ubud Art Market Bali
Tourist in Ubud Art Market Bali

Dewa Indra said that the revision decision was taken after holding a meeting with the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, along with several ministers and regional heads on Thursday (17/12/2020).

“The Central Government, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, has heard and received input from the opinions developing in the community. He has heard and knows. That’s why a meeting was held earlier, “he explained.

Christmas ornament in Bali
Christmas ornament in Bali

In a joint meeting with Luhut, several adjustments were made to the circular letter policy. That is:

  • The provisions regarding travel control for this Christmas holiday will take effect from 19 December 2020, which was previously stated as 18 December 2020
  • Regarding the requirements for the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, which previously stated that the maximum D-2 departure was revised to a maximum of D-7. “This means that if a person already has PCR results three days before leaving, four days before leaving, five days before leaving, six days before leaving, up to seven days before leaving, that’s fine. Origin is still valid. The PCR is valid for 14 days. Yes. As long as the D-7 is still valid, it is possible. So this is an easing, “said Dewa Indra.
  • There are some exceptions to this requirement. One of them is for passengers aged 12 years and under (under 12 years), then it is exempted from the PCR test results and the antigen rapid test.
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The meeting to discuss the implementation of the SE was attended by the Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster, together with the Bali Regional Leadership Communication Forum, Regional Secretaries throughout Bali, and several Heads of Services and related agencies, on Wednesday (16/12/2020) at 10:00 a.m. There are several parties that are exempt from the mandatory PCR test, including:

  • First, passengers on transit planes. This means that he only transits at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport or transits down a few hours and then flies
  • Second, for crew members who do not disembark, this is excluded
  • Third, passengers who come from areas that do not have PCR facilities. For example, departing from Labuan Bajo which does not have PCR facilities, passengers are allowed to enter Bali. The Port Health Office will direct passengers to take a PCR or antigen test after arriving at Ngurah Rai Airport
  • Fourth, the diverted plane (emergency landing). This means that the plane is not aimed at Bali. However, due to airborne disturbances or technical problems and unable to land at their destination, they will be diverted to Bali.

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