Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali officially opened international flights for traveler foreign tourists aka foreign tourists starting this Thursday (14/10). Opening access for tourists will be carried out strictly according to the terms and conditions applied.
“According to the direction of the President of the Republic of Indonesia (Jokowi), we have given permission to 19 countries to be able to travel to Bali and the Riau Islands,” Luhut said in an official statement, Wednesday (13/10).
Luhut explained the 19 permitted countries, namely Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, and Norway.
The permits for these 19 countries are based on standards from the World Health Organization (WHO). Mainly because the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in these countries is at levels 1 and 2 and the positivity rate is low.
As for the requirements for incoming tourists, namely attaching proof of having vaccinated twice with a minimum of 14 days before departure. Vaccine information must be made in English and have a negative PCR test result within 3×24 hours.
After entering Indonesia, tourists must quarantine for five days. This provision also applies to tourists outside these 19 countries who enter through any entrance in Indonesia and applies to all types of travellers, such as PMI, TKA, ASN, WNI/WNA in general.
During the quarantine process, tourists who enter Indonesia are not allowed to leave the room/private villa/ship (live on board) until the quarantine period ends and a PCR examination will be carried out again on the 4th day of quarantine. In addition, quarantine financing will be carried out independently for all incoming international flight passengers and none will be financed by the government.
Prior to arrival, international travelers to Bali and Riau Islands must have health insurance with a minimum coverage value of IDR 1 billion and includes financing for handling COVID-19.
(uli / agt)