To enter Bali you will need the below (current August 2022)
- International Covid certificate printed off. This is the one you can access via Medicare online account or app. It has a QR code that get scanned when checking in and is checked again on entry to Bali.
- Download the Peduli Lindungi app. This is like the “Covid check in app” that we used in Australia. Apparently, you never need it but it’s required at check in and again checked to make sure it was installed in Bali (didn’t open the app or look at any info).
- Complete a customs declaration online to get a QR code to be scanned at customs. Screen shot the QR code as this will be scanned on exit of the airport in Bali. This is what people missed as they thought it was the same thing as the check in the app above. You do get a paper copy on board if you have issues completing the declaration online, but you have to use a separate line if using the paper copy. You can find it here https://bcngurahrai.beacukai.go.id/ecd/?h=beranda
- VOA (Visa on Arrival). It’s $52 each no matter of the age and you can pay via credit card, AUD or IDR (any currency really). If paying in AUD you MUST use notes. They won’t accept any coins and they will give you change in IDR.
Other helpful tips
- We used TikBali which was $50 per person to fast track the airport. You send them the documents prior to leaving Australia so they skip the lines and you have a minimal wait. The lines were long when we landed due to other planes landing at once. I did read that it takes about 2 hours to get out of the airport when a few planes land together. TikBali was waiting for us as soon as we got off the plane and walked us through a separate line for each check. We breezed through the airport in about 10 minutes and the longest part was waiting for bags which they took to out to the driver for us (they also found him for us). The lines were huge and it was around 1:30 am our time so we’re happy we did this; although expensive, it was a must with kids. Oh, and I also ordered a SIM card via them, which they sorted out for me. Their website is here: https://www.ticbali.com
- There is no longer any testing requirements to enter Bali.
- Take a folder with you that you can store all of your paperwork and passports in as you’ll need them handy when you check in and land. This made it heaps easier for me to just grab the folder and have everything there together.
- Download the BlueBird app to book a safe taxi in Bali. It will show you exactly how much your trip will cost too, so you know how much to pay.
- Download GoJek app to order food straight to your resort or hotel! It's simple to use and a great way to try some new foods. We love getting Maccas in different countries, so we used GoJek app to order this to our resort in Kuta.
We flew Virgin Australia over and couldn’t fault them one bit! They were fantastic. We used flight credits and flights were around $750 return Brisbane - Bali. They have gone up heaps now though. There was no need to take food or water on board, but glad we had water bottles because they just did water in plastic cups. They had plenty of options even my fussy kid who got a ham and cheese toasted sandwich, other kids got a chicken sandwich and we got the udon noodles. I did pack a bunch of snacks in each of the kids bags so we didn’t need to buy any of them. I took Dettol wipe and cleaned our tray and seat area. They were handy for the kids to clean their hands too. We plan on using them here a lot prior to eating etc.
Unfortunately for us there was a gov requirement that planes land in Darwin to refuel and that ended on our flight yesterday so we were the last ones that had to do it. It was quick though and we stayed on board the plane while they refuelled. Also, so many people on board were sick (I couldn’t believe how many). Coughing the entire flight and blowing their noses. Mask up even though it’s a requirement on board, no one wore them.
Hopefully this post helps for those asking about entry requirements.