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Heading for Bali? Be aware of tough new rules

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Air passengers must present a Covid-19 negative statement with a validity period of seven days from the time of arrival.
Air passengers must present a Covid-19 negative statement with a validity period of seven days from the time of arrival. Photo Credit: Undefined/iStock/GettyImagesPlus

DENPASAR - Authorities in Bali have flagged tough health checks for arrivals ahead of any reopening of the island to international and domestic tourists.

A regulation coming  into force on 28 May requires prospective travellers to fill in an application form at https://cekdiri.baliprov.go.id to obtain a QR code. The QR code is proof that each prospective traveller has filled out the application form.

Air passengers must present their  QR code and a Covid-19 negative statement with a validity period of seven days from the time of arrival.

The Covid-19 negative certificate must be obtained from a government hospital laboratory or a laboratory designated by Bali’s Covid-19 Task Force.

The airport authority and the Bali Covid-19 Task Force will recheck the swab test results of all passengers upon arrival at Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International airport.

Arrivals by sea and land must show a negative statement of Covid-19 test results that used the rapid test method.

Under consideration is for Bali’s ITDC complex in Nusa Dua to open up first to ensure that tourists are physically isolated from residential areas. The ITDC  has its own international medical centre.

At 26 May, Bali had recorded 394 cases of coronavirus with four deaths and 293 recoveries.

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