New Circular For Domestic Tourists Entering Bali

Approaching the Christmas and New Year holidays in 2021, Domestic Travel Players are required to show negative COVID-19 results from the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test. This new rule is contained in Circular (SE) Number 2021 of 2020 concerning the implementation of community activities during the Christmas holidays and welcoming the New Year 2021.

The new regulation in the new era of life in Bali Province is valid from 18 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 for those who enter Bali by air, land or sea.

Illustration of getting PCR test for covid-19
Illustration of getting PCR test for covid-19

In the Circular, it is stated that domestic travelers who will enter Bali using air transportation are required to show a negative result of the PCR-based swab test no later than 2 x 24 hours before departure and fill out Indonesia’s e-HAC.

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Meanwhile those who enter Bali using private vehicles by land and sea are required to show a certificate of non-reactive Antigen rapid test results no later than 2 x 24 hours before departure.

Apart from the swab test requirements to enter Bali, activities in Bali are also limited. Every person, business actor, manager, organizer or person in charge of public places and facilities is strictly prohibited from holding New Year’s celebration parties and the like indoors or outdoors.

Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster read the new circular regarding end year holiday policy
Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster read the new circular regarding end year holiday policy

When carrying out activities during the Christmas holidays and welcoming the New Year 2021, the public is required to strictly follow the COVID-19 health protocol. Residents are also prohibited from using firecrackers, fireworks, and the like and drinking alcohol.

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In addition to the direction of the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia at the virtual meeting on December 14, 2020, policy making in this Circular was also mentioned because it took into account the high rate of transmission of positive cases of COVID-19 in Bali.

I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali Airport during pandemic
I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali Airport during pandemic

Currently, new clusters are emerging. Meanwhile, the flow of visits to Bali increases as well as the potential for high crowds during the Nataru holiday.

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