Coronavirus Covid-19 Bali and Nusa Penida Update

Updates about covid-19 coronavirus in Bali and Nusa Penida and major restrictions imposed by the authorities to deal with the crisis.

Coronavirus Covid-19 stats in Bali and Nusa Penida

As of March 22nd, 38307 people got officially infected by coronavirus COVID-19 in Bali. Among them, 35743 recovered and 1071 passed away. These numbers show that the virus is under control. Bali was therefore one of the first territories to gradually reopen to tourism, on July 9th for local tourism. Indonesian tourists have been able to travel to Bali, since July 30 th. But the foreign tourists are still not authorized to come to Bali before sometime. More and more foreigners were though traveling to Bali with a business visa, pretty easy to obtain with an agent, before the authorities stopped delivering them in 2021.

The official numbers in Klungkung regency, the province of Nusa Penida show 1535 people tested positive to covid-19, 1407 cured and 46 passed away. In Nusa Penida, as of March 22nd, only 120 people were detected positive and 115 already recovered and 4 passed away. The village of Sakti in Nusa Penida were is located Adiwana Warnakali dive resort and Amok sunset bar and restaurant has even been declared free from transmission of Covid-19 since the start of the epidemic.

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All official information, including emergency telephone numbers regarding covid-19 in Bali, is available on this site.

Travel restrictions due to Covid-19

Following the SE Satgas COVID-19 (COVID-19 Handling Acceleration Force) No.7 and No.8 of 2021 in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, below are the important updates :

  1. Effective from 9th February 2021 until further notice, The Indonesian government temporarily closes foreign citizens’ entry (WNA) from all countries to Indonesia. Exceptions for foreigners who meet certain criterias in detail can be referred to in the table below. Detail requirements can be read in our operational policy information due to Covid-19 page
  2. Destination Denpasar: must show a health certificate with a negative RT-PCR test result issued within a maximum period of 2 x 24 hours before departure OR a negative rapid antigen test result issued within a maximum period of 1 x 24 hours before departure.
  3. Other destinations (OTHER THAN Denpasar & Pontianak): must show a health certificate with a negative RT-PCR test result issued within a maximum period of 3 x 24 hours before departure OR a negative rapid antigen test result issued within a maximum period of 2 x 24 hours before departure.
  4. Health certificate requirements for domestic flights and international flights to / from Indonesia, please see the detailed requirements on this page  :

Bali Governor’s latest directive on covid-19

The governor of Bali published a document on June 8, 2020 which recommends that students continue their studies at home and which prohibits crowd activities. This call also regulates customary and religious activities which must involve a maximum of 25 people.

Any questions about covid-19 coronavirus in Bali?

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  1. Frans Visser says:

    We want to go to Nusa Penida on February 14th 2021, but do not dare to book hotels and boat tickets, afraid to loose our money if we cannot leave Sanur by fast boat. Can we reach Nusa Penida on this date and come back a week later???

    • Blaise says:

      Hello Frans,
      There are every day more than 9 fast boat companies operating daily 12 fast boats from Sanur and 8 fast boats from Kusamba. I don’t see any reason why you could not reach Nusa Penida and come back.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your information about Nusa Penida.
    Particularly that they have low covid numbers on the island 🙏🏼
    I’d like to rebook my flight (with all the visa and quarantine arrangements already in place). What do you think of spending a few very low key months on Nusa Penida now?
    Looking for some reassurance to go ahead I guess.
    Thank you for any advise.

    • Hello Lorri,
      I have been staying on Nusa Penida since august and it is perfect for a low key stay. It seems we are getting out of the rain season now so it is really great.

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