no quarantine and no pcr test required to enter Indonesia

Dearest NIHI family 

It’s been a long two years since the pandemic first swept across the world, and Indonesia rightfully decided to close its borders like many other nations. The people of Indonesia and Sumba have endured during this difficult period.

We want to start by saying that we are indeed grateful for all of the support we have had from our global NIHI family but especially from our Indonesian guests and friends who we look forward to continue welcoming to NIHI® Sumba.
From all of our hearts, Terima Kasih Indonesia.

We have spent this time staying positive with the best of our Sumba Smiles while preparing for the day when we would be able to welcome the rest of the world back to NIHI® Sumba.

Today is that day.

Bali is fully open to travelers (no more quarantine is required, no PCR test either, and no mandatory layover in Bali) with the Visa on Arrival is now available again to more than 60 countries (including the USA and the UK), the majority of the airlines are scheduled to resume flights over the next two months. In February, Singapore Airline was the first international airline to head back to Bali, and other airlines including KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, and Qantas resumed their flights to Bali Denpasar Airport.

Indonesia’s borders are open to the rest of the world. We are able and ready to welcome you to the Edge of Wildness™ and we cannot contain our excitement.

We want to share the following information about all you need to know in order to plan your trip to Indonesia and your stay at NIHI Sumba. If you have any more questions please feel free to send us an email at [email protected]

With Love.
NIHI Sumba Team.

Edge Of Wildness™.

Visa on Arrival

According to the Circular Letter of the Directorate General of the Immigration IMI-0584.GR.01.01 of 2022 regarding Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose to Support Sustainable Tourism in Bali during the COVID-19 Pandemic, below are the 51 countries subjected to VOA policy effective from 28 April 2022:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • East Timor
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America


Visa Exemption Arrangement VEA

Visa Exemption Arrangement ( VEA) for tourism purposes for Passport holders from the following Countries:

  • Brunei Darussalam 
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam


Only valid for 30 days and cannot be extended.


The details of rules and regulations for VOA (Visa on Arrival) service policy are as follows:

  • Following this VOA service policy, international travelers with passports originating from the aforementioned countries can apply for VOA for Tourism after arriving only through immigration control at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali.
  • International travelers must present all requirements for a VOA for Tourism at the immigration counter, namely:
    • A passport valid for at least 6 (six) months;
    • A return ticket or a connecting ticket to continue traveling to another country.
    • Must be full vaccinated with WHO authorized vaccinations, and the 2nd vaccination must have been given at least 14 days prior to departure
      • 1 x COVID-19 vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson, Sputnik V or Convidecia are accepted 
      • or provide COVID recovery certificate
      • or medical exemption letter
  • Stay Permits originating from VOA for Tourism are Visitor Stay Permits which are granted for a maximum period of 30 days and can be extended 1 (one) time.
  • The extension is granted for 30 days and is carried out at the nearest immigration office to the location where the international traveler lives while in Indonesia.
  • A Visitor Stay Permit from VOA for Tourism cannot be changed into another type of visa/stay permit.

What to do if your country is not included in the VOA list-Entering with E-visa

International travelers can also enter through I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport and Tanjung Benoa Seaport, Bali. Travelers who are not listed among the above 51 countries can travel to Bali by applying for an e-visa before departure at this link.

We can also assist you at any time via our WhatsApp number or our email [email protected] if you have any questions regarding this application




Arrival protocols

When you have arrived in Bali, there are several measures you need to take before you can continue your trip. According to the Circular of the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Number 15 of 2022 concerning Health Protocol for International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic, as of 23 March 2022, all international travelers, whether they are Indonesian citizens or foreign nationals, should comply with these regulations below:

  • Have downloaded PeduliLindungi app and filled out the Indonesian e-HAC and a registered e-CD (Electronic Custom Declaration);
  • International travelers 0 – 17 do not require to show COVID-19 Vaccination proof.
  • International travelers 18 years and above require to be fully vaccinated.
  • COVID-19 Recovery important note: If you have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 a maximum of 30 days before departure and you have been declared inactive in transmitting COVID-19, an exception is made from the obligation to show a COVID-19 vaccination card/certificate and a negative RT-PCR result before departure on condition that you agree to a PCR upon arrival and attach a doctor's certificate or COVID-19 recovery certificate from the Government Hospital of the country of departure or the ministry that carries out government affairs in the health sector in the country of departure stating that the person concerned is no longer actively transmitting COVID-19.
  • Present the card or certificate (physical or digital) of receiving a complete dose of COVID-19 vaccine which is administered at least 14 (fourteen) days before departure as a requirement for entering Indonesia.
  • Kindly note that the Indonesian government accepts all kinds of COVID-19 vaccines administered to international travelers.


  • Show proof of ownership of health insurance which includes financing for handling COVID-19 and medical evacuation to a referral hospital with a minimum coverage value as determined by the organizer, manager, or local government authorities. At this time minimum of USD 25,000.
  • Undergo a body temperature check upon arrival at the international travelers' entry point.
  • In the event the international arrival is detected to have symptoms related to COVID-19 and/or has a body temperature 37.5 degrees Celsius and above, it is obligatory to undergo a RT-PCR re-examination at a cost to be borne by the government for Indonesian citizens and the costs to be borne independently for foreigners. PCR is mandatory for international arrival who have not yet received a vaccination or have received the 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 (fourteen) days before departure.
  • If no symptoms related to COVID-19 are detected and a body temperature below 37.5 degrees Celsius, international arrivals can continue with their travel plans under the following conditions:
    • International arrivals who have received the second or third dose of vaccine at least 14 days before departure, are allowed to continue the journey.
    • International arrival under 18 years will follow the provisions imposed on their parent caregivers/travel companions; or
    • International arrival under 18 years will follow the provisions imposed on their parent caregivers/travel companions; or International arrivals with special health conditions or comorbid diseases that cause the traveler to have not and/or not be able to take part in the COVID-19 vaccination, they are allowed to continue the trip by being obliged to attach a doctor's certificate from the Government Hospital of the country of departure stating that the person concerned has not and /or unable to follow the COVID-19 vaccination.