Travel to Bali Updates

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Updated 7th January 2023

We travelled to Bali in June 2022 for 3 wonderful weeks and loved being back! We have put together a list of things to do before you travel to Bali. Thank goodness the list is getting shorter and shorter!

Arriving in Bali June 2022

Please note this is the current requirements to enter Bali as a tourist for a short stay of 1-2 months. The following information is best suited for you if you are travelling to Bali in the next few weeks and are travelling from Australia. I will come back and update the post when there are major changes.

Things to do before you travel to Bali

It has been a long time since international travel was allowed to Bali so there are a few things you need to do:

  • Check your passport expiry! Please allow enough time to apply for a new passport.
  • Bali requires 6 months validity left on your passports expiry date from the day you intend to arrive in Bali. This is very important as you will not be able to board the plane to Bali if you don’t have it. Also double check your passport for any tears to the pages. Bali can be quite strict when it comes to this so it’s best to check.
  • To travel to Bali without quarantine you will need to be at lease double vaccinated for Covid-19. One vaccination dose of brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Sputnik V or Convidecia are accepted. If you are medically exempt from vaccination you will need to supply a medical certificate
  • For vaccinated travellers, Bali require at least 2 doses (you must have had your final dose at least 14 days before travelling)
  • You need to download your International Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate before you travel. I recommend both printing and saving to your phone.
  • If you have been vaccinated in Australia, go to My Gov website and in the Medicare section you will find your most recent certificate. This article gives an explanation on how to do it. When you do this it will ask you to link your passport. This is handy so you can save time at the airport. If you are having troubles with My Gov you can call/or visit to obtain a copy. If you have been vaccinated overseas check this link out for details
  • Children under 18 years, as demonstrated on their passport, are counted as fully vaccinated to travel from Australia to Bali. Under 18s do not need to do a PCR or be vaccinated if they are travelling with full vaxed parents/guardians
  • Organise travel insurance. We used Covermore for our trip in June
  • Ensure that you have an outward flight booked from Bali and evidence to show the flight. This is a requirement to enter Bali
  • Download the PeduliLindungi App. You will need to do this before you fly to Bali and it is sufficient to just have it as a download on your phone, no need to fill in details
  • Download WhatsApp, it is helpful when in Bali as a lot of drivers and nannies use WA
  • Fill out the online customs declaration, this can be done 72 hrs prior to your flight
  • Mask rules have finally been lifted in Bali so are not required to be worn at airports. You may still choose to wear a mask
  • I recommend to print the following documents prior to flying to Bali to show easily at the airport: 1. Your vaccination certificate 2. Your return flight details
  • There is now a eVOA (electronic visa on arrival) that you can apply for here before you travel to Bali

On Arrival To Bali

  • On arriving to Bali you will exit the plane then walk to the immigration hall and present to the Health Quarantine check where you will show your vaccination certificate
  • Next is immigration where you pay for VOA and show evidences of an outward flight from Bali booked
  • Australia is on the list for Visa on Arrival and you can find the full list of visa arrangements for different countries here. For VOA it costs IDR 500,000 per person (approx. $52AUD) for all passengers including children. I usually find it best to use AUD cash to pay but also be aware that there has been instances recently that the card facilities weren’t working
  • This allows you a single entry into Bali and you can stay up to 30 days. It can be extended once for 30 days at Immigration (there may be a charge for this)
  • Payment can be done by Visa, Mastercard, debit card or cash in IDR or foreign currency
  • At customs after you have collected your luggage, you show your e-CD QR code
  • Mask rules have been relaxed in Bali and are now not required
Health check lines
Baggage carousel at Bali airport
    Walking through to departure check in

    As you can see the requirements to enter Bali as a tourist are getting easier and easier! We found the whole process easy and had no troubles. Jetstar checked the things we needed at the time we flew in June before they checked us in then we were off! I would love to hear if you have or are planning a Bali holiday so join our Facebook Group and share your story.

    Kate xx

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      • Matheus
      • March 25, 2022

      Hi Kate!
      Thanks for this post. I’m from Rio de Janeiro and I’m going to Bali with my family in early May.
      I have a 1 year old daughter and I was worried about her arrival, because here in Brazil I was told that because she didn’t have a vaccine I would have to quarantine for 7 days.
      We are fully vaccinated but she is not old enough to vaccinate. Reading her post I was relieved to know that the quarantine will not be necessary right?

      • Vita
      • March 31, 2022

      Hi Kate, thanks so much for the tips, certainly not an easy thing to travel these days 🙂
      A helpful update: for pre departure PCR in Sydney you can now do supervised RAT test at Chemist Warehouse, on average $10 for test (you must purchase theirs) and $10 for supervision – so $20 per person instead of Histopath’s $79, which makes a difference for a family of four!
      The pharmacist will print out the Certificate for you. We have just travelled to Hawaii with 2 kids, and all went well with these Certificates 🙂
      Our next trip is to Bali in June, fingers crossed!

      • James
      • May 2, 2022

      I was just registering the PeduliLindungi App. e-HAC says international travellers no longer need to complete as of 5th April 2022. You only need to complete your user profile in the PeduliLindungi App….. One less thing to do.

      • Mandy
      • May 24, 2022

      Amazing, thankyou for this post, I will be following as we’re booked for the end of June I have always looked to your site for info since I had my wee one (she’s 4yo) and it’s helped me so much so thankyou for doing what you do! Do you mind sharing where you’ve chosen to stay this time? Mandy x

        • Kate
        • June 28, 2022

        Hi, we just returned from an awesome 3 weeks in Bali. We stayed at Hard Rock, Westin Ubud, East Bali, Movenpick Jimbaran, Montigo Seminyak and Sanur 🙂

      • Leah
      • July 28, 2022

      Hi just wondering whether an online customs declaration to enter bali needs to be completed for (on behalf of) a child (under 4). Thanks

      • sophie
      • October 13, 2022

      Hi there

      Do you know if children under the age of 2 are required to have a customs declaration form filled out? (Electronic Custom Declaration) ??


        • Kate
        • October 30, 2022

        You just fill out 1 customs declaration per family 🙂

      • RA
      • December 31, 2022

      Unfortunately, there is no info anywhere (been searching for hours) on how to apply for e-VOA for kids. Got my e-VOA approved to save myself the hassle on arrival, but after doing mine, I can’t see any option to add my kids in too.

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