Welcome back to Lombok!
VISA-ON-ARRIVAL IS BACK!
YOU CAN NOW ENTER INDONESIA!
* See update 6th of April 2022. Click here >
BREAKING NEWS! INDONESIA SCRAPS QUARANTINE ON ARRIVAL!
JAKARTA, March 21 (Reuters) – Indonesia has removed its quarantine requirement for all arrivals from overseas, its tourism minister said on Monday, responding to improvements in its containment of the coronavirus
The decision, effective immediately, follows the successful implementation of a quarantine waiver this month for visitors vaccinated against COVID-19 on the islands of Bali, Batam, and Bintan, minister Sandiaga Uno told a news conference. Read More > https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/indonesia-scraps-quarantine-overseas-arrivals-2022-03-21/
Waiting for the official Governtment statement letter, the information as here below may be no longer applicable.
Been waiting for Indonesia’s borders to reopen to return to one of the most beautiful countries in the world? With the Single Entry B211 Visit e-Visa, you can now enter Indonesia legally and seamlessly with the help of the Travel Department of The Lombok Lodge Hospitality;
When Lombok borders closed back in March 2020 (only residents and KITAS holders could enter), the beaches were empty, the waterfalls returned to their most natural states, one could count more turtles than travellers on the island. We’ll be honest: it was pure Lombok bliss.
But then reality kicked in. Businesses began struggling beyond belief. Local families were unable to feed their own children, and rural villages were bursting at the seams, since thousands of workers returned home after losing their jobs in the tourism industry.
Thankfully, Indonesia reopened for tourism purposes with many restictions on 14th October 2021, and on February 3rd 2022, the first tourists landed on Bali island from Narita, Japan.
Earlier this week, March 7th 2022, Bali’s Governor reinstated the Visa On Arrival for 23 nationalities, giving certain tourists a 30 day stay, with the possibility to extend for a further 30 days.
But what if you’re not on the list of 23 nationalities? And what if you want to stay longer than 2x 30 days? That’s where the B211 Tourism Visa comes in handy: a pre-arranged visa that allows any travellers from any nationality to spend up to six months in Indonesia via any of Indonesia’s ports of entry. Here’s all you need to know;
SINGLE ENTRY B211 TOURISM e-VISA: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Anyone is eligible to apply for the Single Entry B211 Tourism e-Visa. It is currently the best option for non-residents and tourists to enter Indonesia and stay for an extended period of time, or for tourists of any nationality who are not eligible for the Visa On Arrival.
The Single Entry e-Visa is valid for 60 days and allows for four 30-day extensions, totalling a six month stay period. The visa is called a B211 Visit Visa, and when you apply for this visa you’ll need to state whether you require the ‘Business Visa’ or the ‘Tourism Visa’.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SINGLE ENTRY B211 TOURISM VISIT E-VISA
Single Entry B211 e-Visa applications can be requested through the travel department of The Lombok Lodge – Luxury Indonesia Travel. Which means you do not have to visit the Indonesian embassy in your home country, nor when you arrive in Indonesia. Only some standard documents as passport copy, proof of vaccination, etc. are required in order to apply.
MOST QUESTIONED QUESTIONS TO OUR TRAVEL DEPARTMENT
HOW MUCH DOES THE SINGLE ENTRY B211 VISIT E-VISA COST?
The price of the B211 Visit e-Visa is approximately $250.
DO YOU NEED TO HAVE A CORONAVIRUS TEST BEFORE ARRIVING?
Yes. On arrival into Indonesia, you will need to show a negative PCR test. The test must have been completed within 2x 24 hours of departure. Currently, all arrivals into Indonesia must also show proof of at least one vaccination dose.
DO YOU HAVE TO QUARANTINE ON ARRIVAL IN INDONESIA?
Depending on how many doses you’ve received and depending on in which area in Indonesia you will arrive, will depend on how long you must quarantine on arrival into Indonesia.
DO YOU HAVE TO QUARANTINE TO GO TO BALI?
This depends on your vaccination status. For those with two vaccines OR a booster, quarantine is no longer required, however, you must show proof of a valid hotel booking in an approved Bali quarantine hotel for four nights. We are happy to assist and book your ‘Warm-up’ Vacation through the travel department of The Lombok Lodge – Luxury Indonesia Travel. You will NOT be confined to the hotel or to your room during these 4 nights – you will be able to move freely around Bali.
For those who have just had one dose, quarantine is five days (four nights). Here at Luxury Indonesia Travel we will book your quarantine in a hotel of your choice from a list of official quarantine-approved hotels that range in price and luxury. You will have a PCR test taken on Day 1 upon arrival at the airport, and another on your final day at your hotel. If your results are negative, you are free to leave your hotel to travel around the island and the entire country.
WHICH NATIONALITIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE VISA ON ARRIVAL INTO BALI?
Currently 23 nationalities are eligible for the Visa On Arrival. These countries are: Australia, United States of America, Netherlands, Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Germany, Cambodia, Canada, South Korea, Laos, Malaysian, Myanmar, France, Qatar, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. If your nationality is not on the list, then you will need the B211 Tourism e-Visa.
WHAT IF YOU ARRIVE THROUGH JAKARTA?
Quarantine for International Travellers (all countries) arriving in Jakarta is now down to one night if you are considered fully vaccinated (two jabs), You need to arrange a visa, as visa-on-arrival is not available for Jakarta arrivals. Three PCR-RT tests are required: Predeparture within 48 hours of departure, At the arrival airport, On the day 3 of your arrival
WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO VISIT LOMBOK IN MARCH 2022?
Book one of our Packages;
Bali & Lombok Package > https://www.thelomboklodge.com/b211a-visa-offshore-package-bali/
Jakarta & Lombok Package > https://www.thelomboklodge.com/b211a-visa-offshore-package-jakarta/
IS LOMBOK A SAFE PLACE TO BE DURING THE PANDEMIC?
Just like any other country, Indonesia (and Lombok) does still have active cases of Coronavirus, so we suggest you take all the necessary precautions that you would in any other country. Saying that, Lombok and particularly The Lombok Lodge, the brand new breezy Luxury Villas at The Lombok Lodge Private Villa Estate and as well our private Beach Area & Restaurant at ‘Bagno Di Gili’, are blessed with lots of outdoor spaces, so social distancing is just part of normal Lombok life! So the simple answer is yes, Lombok is still safe for those who are vaccinated, fit, healthy and following correct hygiene and social distancing procedures.
We are all excited to welcoming back!
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