VOA’s Trending Upward in Bali Arrivals

During the first 10-days since the resumption of visa-on-arrival (VOA) covering 07 March through 17 March 2022, 1,474 people received a 30-day VOA visa after paying an official fee of US$35.00. VOAs are extendable for an additional 30 days after arrival in Indonesia.

The citizens of 23 countries are currently eligible to receive a VOA. The number of visitors seeking VOAs during the first ten days of the program’s resumption remains relatively low. These numbers are expected to grow as the international community becomes increasingly aware that this facility is once again available.

The Indonesian government will soon expand the eligible countries beyond the current 23. The citizens of 23 countries currently eligible to use the VOA facility are

  • Australia
  • The U.S.A.
  • The U.K.
  • Germany
  • The Netherlands
  • France
  • Qatar
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Canada
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Cambodia
  • The Philippines

As reported by Balipost.com, the head of the Bali Tourism Service (Kadispar), Tjokorda Bagus Pemayun, said 1,474 people had utilized a VOA during the initial 10-day period of its reintroduction. The top five countries applying for and receiving VOAs during this period:

  • 404 Australians
  • 176 Singaporeans
  • 127 Germans
  • 120 U.K. nationals
  • 118 U.S. Citizens

The resumption of the VOA facility coincided with the elimination of quarantine requirements for travelers testing “negative” for COVID-19 upon arrival in Indonesia. As a result of these changes, international arrivals to Bali continue to trend upward.

Balipost.com reports that Bali Governor Wayan Koster is urging the Central Government to add at least 18 additional countries to the list of those whose citizens are eligible for VOA, namely:

  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • India
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Poland
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Denmark
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Hong Kong
  • Belgium
  • Hungary
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Before traveling, foreign nationals intending to visit Bali using a VOA should ensure that their home country is on the current eligibility list.

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