Bali is my second home. I have been 18 times and lived there several times. I have visited more than 30 hotels across the island and stayed in almost that number of Bali villas. I’ve got posts on where to eat in Bali, what to eat in Bali, and even on 101 things to do in Bali. And with the reopening of Bali announced if you are thinking of heading to Bali soon you might want to take a look at my list of favorite hotels to spend your quarantine in.
Can I travel to Bali during Covid?
Today Bali announced it was reopening to foreign arrivals on February 4th, including Australians. And while many people have been finding unique ways to get into Bali, it’s now official.
But don’t get too excited yet. There are still some rules that may have you putting off that long-awaited trip. Although it won’t stop some of the die-hard fans… like me.
Should I get insurance for my trip?
I never travel without travel insurance and I always recommend you to do the same. SafetyWing is a great choice when heading to Bali and has an option for Covid! Check your quote here. The Nomad Insurance plan provides coverage for COVID-19, the same as any other illness. As long as it was not contracted before your coverage start date and does not fall within any other policy exclusion or limitation.
The maximum coverage for Covid-19 is the same as the policy maximum, which would be US $250 000 for ages 64 and below or US $100 000 for ages 65-69. Testing for COVID-19 (PCR test) will only be covered if medically necessary and ordered by a physician.
What do I need to do before I travel to Bali?
In summary here is what travel to Bali is going to look like before you start your vacation, as per the Smart Traveller website or the Indonesian official website.
- You must apply for a tourist B211A visa in advance of traveling to Indonesia. Contact your nearest Indonesian Embassy or Consulate for information on visas.
- To enter Indonesia, you must show evidence of full or partial COVID-19 vaccination completed at least 14 days before travel. Vaccination requirements apply to children 12 and up.
- You must also show evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than 48 hours before travel.
- You’ll also need to undergo a further COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival and during quarantine.
- You must quarantine in a hotel in your city of arrival for 5 days if you are fully vaccinated, or for 7 days if you are partially vaccinated.
- Local authorities and travel providers may require you to use Indonesia’s COVID-19Peduli Lindungi app.
Does Bali require quarantine?
Unfortunately, there is still a requirement for quarantine hotels in Bali Indonesia.
How long is hotel quarantine in Indonesia?
Hotel quarantine in Bali is now 5 days. Bali’s quarantine period has been all over the place previously from 10 days, 7 days, 4 days, and now for the vaccinated it is 5 days (4 nights). Those with only one shot will need to quarantine for 7 days. I can find no reputable source about unvaccinated, but multiple news stories suggest no entry.
How is the quarantine handled?
According to Bali.com 1st February 2022 hotel quarantine in Bali looks like this:
After you arrive at the airport, you will go through the immigration area where you need to show your e-Visa. Then you will be guided through the airport to show your negative PCR test, vaccination proof, and medical insurance. You will also need to provide your booking confirmation for the Bali quarantine hotel you are staying at.
You will also need to downloadthe PeduliLindungi App.
Before you exit the airport you will get an arrival PCR test done (paid by the hotel) and wait for the results, which could take 1-2 hours.
Once you leave the airport you will be guided to your driver who will take you directly to the hotel without any stops. When you reach the hotel you will be guided to check-in. Many hotels will have different protocols, but you can expect most of them to have these strict rules:
- Stay in your room for the entire quarantine period, you won’t be able to use the pool or spa yet.
- Second PCR test day before check-out. You will then get the result and clearance document on the day of your check out. Of course, if it’s negative you are free to go. If it’s positive expect more quarantine. Please check your local government site for assistance, in Australia we use SmartTraveller.
- No guests in the room, not even housekeeping.
- Usually, you are expected to eat hotel food, but some may allow outside orders. Your hotel package should include three meals a day.
- Important to note:As Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim country, staying in one room with an un-legally married couple could be denied. Please check with your hotel before booking.
What hotels are used for quarantine in Bali?
You can find a complete list of quarantine hotels in Bali here. There are more than 50 quarantine hotels in Bali, Indonesia, but I’m here to share my top 5 that I have personally stayed at. I didn’t stay for hotel quarantine, but I do personally recommend them.
Many of the hotels are now referring to quarantine in Bali as a warm-up vacation. Sounds much better the hotel isolation, right?
Top 5 quarantine hotels in Bali (also known as warm-up vacation)
Viceroy Bali Luxury Resort
I have visited the Viceroy for lunch several times and had big dreams of staying here. So do me a favor and tell me what it’s like during your 5-day hotel quarantine. Located in the lush jungles of Ubud, the Viceroy wants you to use this quarantine period as a time to relax and rejuvenate in one of the best hotels in the World. Their Quarantine option currently for 4 nights is for a 150 sqm 1 bedroom Deluxe Terrace Pool Villa for 2 people at AUD$1,010 or 4 people in the 320sqm 2 bedroom Vice Fregal Pool Villa at AUD$1,717.
The best part about the Viceroy is it is the only pool villa quarantine in Ubud. It also includes all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), an Italian espresso coffee machine, unlimited laundry, wifi, access to books, movies and fitness equipment, transportation, medical insurance, and your 2 PCR tests. You can also book in for virtual yoga, pilates, and meditation sessions. I’m convinced! What a great warm-up vacation in Bali.
Bali Dynasty Resort
This used to be a standard favorite for us when we had children. Epic kids club, fun water park, pool bar. Not that you can use any of those for the first 5 days, but you get the drift. It’s also got a great location in Kuta/Tuban. They currently have a Quarantine package for 5 days/4 nights with prices starting at AUD$850. The room has wifi, tv, and an outside balcony. It also includes airport pickup, AUD$34 food and beverage credit per person per day, 2 PCR tests, mandatory insurance, 5 pieces of laundry per day.
And for another popular family resort in Kuta read here.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali
Ok to be honest, I haven’t stayed here, but I have stayed at the Movenpick in Dubai and this hotel is all luxury and class. They have pool view rooms, balcony rooms, ad family rooms. I haven’t located a particular quarantine package, but it’s a good pick if you are hoping for a quarantine hotel in Jimbaran, Bali.
Sheraton Kuta Bali
I love this hotel. The kids and I had so much fun staying here. Granted you won’t enjoy the location for the first 5 days, or the epic Sunday brunch, but the rooms are comfortable and you should feel at home for your quarantine stay. Their Repatriation package is for 6 nights accommodation at AUD$1260++. It also includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 5 pieces of laundry per day, 2 PCR tests and medical monitoring, medical insurance, airport transfer, wifi. Valid for one person.
Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Hotel & Residences
My best friend got married at this hotel and it is everything and more. Perfect location in Nusa Dua, large rooms that will make a 5-day hotel quarantine in Bali be life a breeze. The Novotel quarantine package includes breakfast and lunch per day, 3 pieces of laundry per day, and airport pickup. Prices are based on 2 adults, you’ll need to enquire for extra adults or kids at the hotel. A deluxe room for 5 nights is AUD$940, a one-bedroom apartment is $1,087, and a two-bedroom is $2,028. Good idea to get the whole family together for a 5-day hotel quarantine in Bali. Mandatory PCR tests, health monitoring, and insurance from the government are not included.
BONUS HOTEL: Grand Hyatt
I’m giving a special mention to Grand Hyatt in Nusa Dua, because although I haven’t stayed they actually have a quarantine wing for your warm-up vacation in Bali! That’s right you can have access to the pool, beach, fitness centre, morning yoga, all in a seperate wing of the resort for quarantining guests. It’s more like a warm up vacation, that you quite possibly won’t want to leave after 4 nights.
Please check all the latest information on the Smart Traveller website or VisaHQ as circumstances change so fast!
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Which hotels in Bali are quarantined? ›
BALI HOTELS WITH 'QUARANTINE BUBBLE' PACKAGE
- AYANA Resort and SPA.
- Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua.
- Westin Resort Nusa Dua.
- Griya Santrian in Sanur.
- Viceroy in Ubud.
- Royal Tulip in Jimbaran.
- Work It. This is one of the easiest if not the most relaxing ways to spend the time. ...
- Make Time For Each Other. ...
- Get a Move On. ...
- Curl Up with a Book. ...
- Self Care – You're Worth It. ...
- Get Puzzling. ...
- Heart Some Art. ...
- Get Your Craft On.
Small exercise equipment like resistance bands, small hand weights, skipping rope etc – and use them daily to get the feel-good endorphins kicking in. Essential oils for keeping the room smelling fresh and eliminating the food smells as many hotel rooms don't have opening windows.What are Chse hotels? ›
So what is a CHSE hotel? A CHSE hotel or villa is one that meets the 'Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability' protocols in Indonesia, which includes wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing your hands with soap regularly.How much does Bali quarantine cost? ›
Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali
Quarantine packages for 2, 4, and 6 nights are available from IDR 4.580. 000 or US$ 319,59 per person. You will also be charged IDR 2.000. 000 or US$ 139,44 for COVID-19 insurance and 2 PCR tests.
Testing positive for COVID-19 in Indonesia and isolation
Without follow-up PCR test: Isolate for 10 days. Isolation can be at your home or hotel.
You must book a managed quarantine package within a 14-day period before arrival. The booking will include your accommodation, quarantine transport and travel tests for COVID-19 tests on day 2 and day 8 of quarantine. Bookings can be made online: https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/.What to bring to quarantine? ›
- Academic Materials: textbooks and supplies for classes.
- Clothing: 6-7 changes of clothing, including comfy clothes and pajamas.
- Electronics: phone, computer, and chargers.
- Entertainment: playing cards, books, puzzles, adult coloring books, etc.
- Hair Supplies: comb, brush, hair ties, shampoo, conditioner, etc.
No. They mentioned they do not allow food delivery from delivery apps. Only delivery from friends or family.Does insurance pay for quarantine hotel? ›
If you are required to be quarantined while abroad, you may be covered by your insurance policy, including any relevant medical expenses that are required, provided that there is no COVID-19 exclusion. This may also include additional accommodation and travel expenses. Check with your insurer if you have any questions.
What does Chse mean Bali? ›
Please stay informed with the CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability) protocols, which include wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing your hands with soap regularly while in Bali.What is the 24 hour basis of a hotel? ›
it means you can check-in anytime and the checkout will be after 24 hours from the checked in time. in short , no fixed time for check-in and check-out.What does git stand for in hotel? ›
GIT, or group independent travel, refers to a travel group where individuals buy a group package and travel with others on a preset itinerary. These independent travelers enjoy structured flexibility, but traditional group tours have a set itinerary for everyone and a set number of travelers.Do you have to quarantine in Bali if vaccinated? ›
There is no quarantine requirement for travelers who are fully- vaccinated. Quarantine period of 5 x 24 hours is needed for international travelers who have not been vaccinated or have received first dose of vaccination of a two-dose vaccination regime.How much days is the quarantine? ›
A person who is infected with COVID-19 will remain in isolation (home or facility). The isolation period for a confirmed COVID-19 case is 5 days.How much is a Bali visa 2022? ›
Visa on Arrival Bali (up to 60 days)
80+ nationalities can apply for the VOA. The VOA is valid for 30 days and can be extended in Indonesia for another 30 days (60 days in total). The visa costs $35 USD in cash; this can be paid in IDR, EUR, AUD, USD.
You should stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. For all of the following scenarios, even if you test negative for COVID-19 or feel healthy, you should stay home (quarantine) because symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.Can I be around people after 14 days of quarantine? ›
If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and have quarantined for at least 14 days without any symptoms, it is safe for you to be around others. Even after quarantine, it is still important to continue wearing a mask, maintain social distancing, and wash your hands to prevent repeat infection and further quarantining.What vaccines are needed for Bali? ›
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella. ...
- Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis. ...
- Polio. ...
- Oats. They are high in soluble fiber, which may help lower blood cholesterol. ...
- Whole-grain ready-to-eat cereals. ...
- Brown rice. ...
- Whole-grain pasta. ...
- Beans and lentils. ...
- Canned tuna, salmon, and sardines. ...
- Canned tomatoes. ...
- Low-sodium stocks and broths.
How do you make a quarantine bag? ›
- Important papers (your I.D., insurance information, important phone numbers)
- Prescription medications.
- Non-prescription medications (pain relievers, fever reducers)
- Cold/flu helpers (tissues, cough drops, menthol chest ointment, thermometer)
Stay home and separate from others as much as possible. Use a separate bathroom, if possible. Take steps to improve ventilation at home, if possible. Don't share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.Can I quarantine in my hotel in Bali? ›
Quarantine Hotels In Bali.
|Merusaka Nusa Dua||SR 03.04/2/1625/2021||Nusa Dua|
|Novotel Bandara Ngurah Rai||SR 03.04/2/0940/2021||Tuban|
There is no quarantine requirement for travelers who are fully- vaccinated. Quarantine period of 5 x 24 hours is needed for international travelers who have not been vaccinated or have received first dose of vaccination of a two-dose vaccination regime.Do vaccinated travelers need to quarantine in Bali? ›
Quarantine information for international travelers: No quarantine for individuals who fully vaccinated (second or third doses) at least 14 days prior to departure. Quarantine period for 5 x 24 hours for individuals who have not received the vaccine or incomplete doses at least 14 days prior to departure.How long is hotel quarantine in Indonesia? ›
International travellers who have received 1 dose of vaccination is mandatory to undergo Quarantine period with 5 x 24 Hours at the designated hotel approved by Indonesia Government with own expenses.Is Bali Safe for travel 2022? ›
The answer to this question is a resounding yes. Bali is one of the safest places to travel in Indonesia and is generally safe for travelers. The primary safety concerns in Bali are petty crime and scams. Petty crime, like pickpocketing and bag snatching, is relatively common in tourist areas like Kuta and Seminyak.How much is visa on arrival in Bali? ›
2. Visa on Arrival (VoA) 80+ nationalities can get a Visa on Arrival at the airport in the arrival hall for IDR 500,000 (ca USD 35). The Visa is valid for 30 days.What is Bali like now 2022? ›
Bali in 2022: The Crowds
The streets in popular tourist spots were crowded — some would say too much so — and there was a real energy about the place. In 2022, this is a little different. With so many hotels, shopping areas, cafés and bars, and nowhere near the same number of tourists, it does feel pretty quiet.
Note that vaccinated travellers are required to have a quarantine plan to present to Border Services in the event they are not given an exemption, test positive or have symptoms. More information can be found here.
Do vaccinated travelers need to quarantine? ›
Don't need to self-quarantine after returning to the United States, unless required by a state or local jurisdiction. Must still report a negative COVID-19 test result before they board a flight to the United States. Should still get a COVID-19 test 3 to 5 days after returning from international travel.What injections do you need for Bali? ›
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella. Most people receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination in childhood in first world countries, but you may need to receive an initial vaccination or a booster of your MMR vaccination before you travel to Bali.
- Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis. ...
- Polio. ...
Before you travel to England, book and pay for a quarantine package which includes your hotel quarantine, transport and COVID- 19 testing on day 2 and on or after day 8. available at GOV.UK: www.gov.uk/guidance/booking-and-staying-in-a-quarantine-hotel-when- you-arrive-in-england.Do you need to wear a mask in Bali? ›
Do I need to wear a face mask in Indonesia? Wearing a face mask is required in all public places.