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Do You Need Travel Insurance for Bali?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Bali?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Bali?
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Located amongst the chain of Indonesian islands, Bali is an intriguing country filled with natural beauty and amazing sights. It’s recently been on the radar of photographers, influencers and outdoor enthusiasts, and it’s no surprise why.

From the lush, dense rice fields in Ubud to the iconic “Stairway to Heaven” temple featuring views of the amazing Gunung Agung mountain, Bali has something for everyone. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe and get the most out of your experience.

Travel insurance isn't mandatory, but strongly recommended

Due to the Covid pandemic, Bali has chosen to require a negative Covid antigen test conducted one day before departure, or a PCR test conducted no more than two days before departure.

For now, travel insurance is not a requirement for international visitors, but it's highly recommended. Part of the allure of Bali is the opportunity for adventure from trekking through Ubud’s rice fields to scaling the cliffside in Nusa Penida to get the perfect picture of Dinosaur Island. Likewise, motorbikes are the most common type of transportation and an efficient way of getting from one place to another. But these adventures come with additional risks, which is why purchasing a travel insurance plan provides you with coverage for expenses that may be incurred in the event of an accident or illness while abroad.

Travelers to Bali may also want to consider purchasing adventure sports coverage. With stunning shorelines and beautiful beaches, Bali is the perfect destination to experience thrilling activities such as paragliding, jet skiing, kayaking, or skydiving. With adventure sports coverage, you can participate in all of these activities (and more!) with peace of mind knowing that you’re covered for the unexpected.

COVID-19 in Bali

Bali has certainly felt the impact of Covid. Not only has the island recorded more than 34,000 infections, but the island’s economy, which greatly depends on tourism, has suffered due to the pandemic. As vaccines become more readily available (both for its citizens and for tourists abroad), Indonesia is drawing up a plan that could allow for tourists to return to Bali within the next few months, provided that they can present proof of vaccination and return a negative test on arrival. If travel is a must, here are some Covid safety precautions to take.

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Health & safety

Tap water is not always safe to drink in Bali, but fresh bottled drinking water is readily available. The country is generally quite safe, although petty theft and tourist scams can occur.

Be sure to not bring any non-prescribed drugs or firearms into Bali. Indonesia has incredibly strict laws in regards to smuggling firearms and drugs, and convictions may result in a large fine or even imprisonment.

Necessary vaccinations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before your trip. Here are some common vaccination recommendations for Indonesia.

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Cholera
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis B
  • Yellow fever
  • Pneumonia
  • Malaria

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation

Arrival regulations and visa requirements differ depending on your home country. If you’re planning on traveling to Bali, be sure to check with your local government agencies to learn what you will need in order to enter the country.

If you’re a digital nomad, you might be in luck. The country’s Tourism and Creative Economy Minister is talking about establishing a new long-term visa that would allow digital nomads and other foreign tourists the opportunity to stay in the country for up to five years.

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