Indonesia Requires International Tourists to Buy a ‘Warm Up Vacation’ Package in Bali

The Indonesian holiday island of Bali theoretically reopened today to international tourist arrivals. He saw SIX passengers enter a Garuda Indonesia cargo flight Thursday from Tokyo.

There has already been a change from what was communicated earlier regarding the 5 X 24 hour (five day) quarantine that would take place upon entering Bali. Potential visitors are now required to purchase a “Warm-up vacation» Package offered by some hotels.

These hotels have select wings reserved for Warm Up Vacation (quarantine) guests with pools, gyms, and maybe even beach access (this obviously depends on location). You don’t have to stay inside your room or suite for five days, but you can move to a specific area.

Hotel employees, who interact with “Warm Up Vacation” guests, must live on the property and not be permitted to leave the premises.

Hotels certified “Warm Up Vacation”:

  • Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua in Nusa Dua
  • Westin Resort in Nusa Dua
  • Griya Santrian in Sanur
  • Viceroy in Ubud
  • Royal Tulip in Jimbaran

Requirements:

  • Visa B211 (you need a local sponsor)
  • Can only enter Indonesia via Bali or the Riau Islands
  • fully vaccinated
  • PCR-RT test performed no more than 48 hours before scheduled departure
  • 120 hours (5 X 24) quarantine if vaccinated (longer if not)
  • PCR-RT tests on arrival and on day 4
  • Health insurance with a minimum coverage of $25,000 which includes Covid-19 care
  • Proof of accommodation reservation (Warm Up Vacation) and payment for the duration of the planned stay

Holiday packages to warm up

InterContinental Bali

Your next Bali getaway starts here. An organized stay of 5 days and 4 nights including

  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 4 pieces of linen per day and per person
  • 2 PCR tests per person
  • 2 times round trip airport transfer

Classic Room

From IDR 11,888,888 net per room / 1 person

From IDR 14,188,888 net per room / 2 people

Premium Duplex Garden View

From IDR 16,088,888 net per room / 1 person

From IDR 18,188,888 net per room / 2 people

Reservation period: immediately – December 31, 2022

Period of stay: immediately – December 31, 2022

The starting price here is $825.

Grand Hyatt Bali

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Grand Hyatt Bali is delighted to share special Warm Up Vacation room offers for international travelers and guests looking to have a vacation in Bali.

The Warm Up Vacation package starts from IDR 10,500,000 nett per person and includes four nights accommodation, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, two PCR tests, five pieces of linen per day, airport transfer one-way, facilities and activities completed. .

We are proud to announce that all of our colleagues are fully vaccinated. Covid-sensitive protocols are in place.

* The package only applies to non-Indonesian citizens

**Terms and conditions of application

Starting at $725.

Westin Nusa Dua

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a restful government-mandated quarantine in a safe and serene beachfront sanctuary in Nusa Dua. Enjoy your moment with the comfort of Heavenly Bed, the refueled Eat Well menu paired with polished Balinese hospitality and precise adherence to Marriott’s commitment to cleanliness. All this makes your repatriation stay a holiday in isolation.

Stay in our Premium room with repatriation package including:

Daily breakfast per person served in the room.

Resort credit per room.

Pick up at the airport.

Mandatory PCR swab tests.

Indonesia Covid-19 travel insurance for 30 days per person.

High Speed ​​Internet Access.

It starts at $718.

Viceroy Ubud

Here they also offer to manage your visa, at a price almost insignificant how much the package would cost you.

Conclusion

So now you can no longer quarantine yourself at any place, but have to buy, perhaps at an inflated price, a “Warm Up Welcome” package in one of the approved hotels?

I like the idea that you aren’t confined to your room for the duration of your “quarantine,” but how is that going to work when guests from different days can mix and match? What happens if one of the guests tests positive? Do all guests of the “Warm Up Welcome” package then have to be quarantined?

You also need to apply for a visa which can be done online, but you need a local sponsor who wants money.

It is far too difficult for a real tourist to cross. Might be an option for expats and Indonesians who wish to return to the country and would prefer to quarantine in a better setting than a basic hotel room.

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