After 2 years and 3 months I’ve finally made it back to Bali. It is awesome to be reunited with the team.
They have done an amazing job taking care of the Villas and of each other through these very difficult times. We even managed to retain our Super Host status on Airbnb which I am incredibly proud of.
It’s hot, it’s sweaty and it’s fabulous! The streets look super clean and there are some new restaurants and shops springing up where others have sadly closed.
It’s definitely quieter with a few International and domestic visitors around and the ladies on the beach are eagerly waiting for the shoppers to return!
In the meantime the lighter traffic makes getting around that much easier.
The entry requirements are getting easier by the day. At check in I had to show:-
- My vaccine certificate
- Negative PCR
- Insurance with Covid cover ( I bought this one for 500,000 IDR for one month ) Jagawisata
- Flight out of Bali
- Download the PeduliLindungi App for your phone. I didn’t have to do anything with the app so far.
On arrival at the airport, you go to one of several desks and take a seat whilst they re-check your documents.
You then go purchase your Visa on Arrival – 500,000 IDR (2.5% charge if you pay by credit card) This is up to 30 days and can be extended at Immigration for a further 30 days.
Then present your passport at Immigration for your stamp and out to collect your bags.
This was stress free and I was out and waiting for my bags to arrive which took the usual 15 to 20 minutes to arrive.
Whilst visiting shops you’ll be asked to wear a mask, possibly show your vaccine certificate and once I’ve had my temperature taken.
I’ll let you know as the requirements change.
We look forward to welcoming you back too
Vanessa and The Cool Bali Team
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