Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment in Bali, recently announced that Ngurah Rai International Airport will reopen for international travel beginning 14th October 2021.
But Luhut pointed out that international passengers need to comply with a number of provisions, including self-quarantine.
“Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali will open internationally on 14th October 2021, as long as it meets the provisions and requirements regarding quarantine, COVID-19 tests, and the readiness of the Task Force,” Luhut said at a press conference on the weekly evaluation of the implementation of PPKM on Monday 4th October.
Luhut explained that international arrivals at Ngurah Rai Airport must show proof that they have arranged for a hotel for quarantine for at least eight days.
Among the countries that will be open to us are South Korea, China, Japan, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and New Zealand, Luhut said.
Currently, the government is still implementing new arrival gate restrictions for international travellers. These new restrictions will be applied to National Border Posts (PLBNs), ports, and airports.
Other airports that are currently open in Indonesia are at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang and Sam Ratulangi Airport, Manado. Furthermore, the sea ports opened at the moment are Batam, Tanjung Pinang (Sumatra), and Nunukan (Kalimantan) ports. Also, PLBN is only opened at Entikong and Aruk Terminals (Kalimantan) and Motaain (East Nusa Tenggara).