Who travels? Aus Visa for Bali girlfriend or Indo visa for me.

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Ginand T

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Hi guys
Any recent information on entering Bali through Jakarta. I read a couple of posts where guys got through. I'm 60 and considering trying to spend a month or so in Bali but must be back here for 1st May inclusive of 2 weeks quarantine. Alternately, apply for the girlfriend to come here as a sponsored visitor visa, same as we did last year. Rock and a hard place.
 

harryopal

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Hi guys
Any recent information on entering Bali through Jakarta. I read a couple of posts where guys got through. I'm 60 and considering trying to spend a month or so in Bali but must be back here for 1st May inclusive of 2 weeks quarantine. Alternately, apply for the girlfriend to come here as a sponsored visitor visa, same as we did last year. Rock and a hard place.

That same question was posted last November.

Upon arrival, the traveler will need to show their negative PCR test certificate to officials, as well as undertake a body temperature check.
They will then be required to retake the PCR exam at the airport; foreigners will have to pay at their own cost, whereas this service is free for Indonesian citizens.
After the test, foreign travelers will be escorted to quarantine hotels, where they are obligated to stay for five days. Again, this will be at the expense of the foreign traveler, but free for Indonesian citizens.
On the fifth day, the traveler will undergo another PCR exam, and if the results are negative, they can continue on their journey. If the result is positive, the traveler will be referred to a COVID-19 hospital – where costs will be borne by foreign travelers but free for Indonesians.

There is also a general ban on international arrivals until mid February. This update was posted on January 21

As for sponsorship for your girlfiend to Aus the same advice offered previously still applies with the added possibility of her being quarantined at a cost of $4000 on arrival.
Read this full thread below
 

harryopal

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Another complicating factor is the Australian government's limit on the number of overseas arrivals. There has been a number of people who have paid for the Covid tests and then had the flight cancelled so that the tests have had to be done again. Difficult times and no simple ways of resolving your problem
 

Mark

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Hi guys
Any recent information on entering Bali through Jakarta. I read a couple of posts where guys got through. I'm 60 and considering trying to spend a month or so in Bali but must be back here for 1st May inclusive of 2 weeks quarantine. Alternately, apply for the girlfriend to come here as a sponsored visitor visa, same as we did last year. Rock and a hard place.
The most recent information is that at least until 8th February, no foreigners may enter Indonesia unless they have Kitas or Kitap (ie residence permits). This is being strictly enforced. And, if virus numbers do not decrease significantly before then, the ban is likely to be extended (in two week increments, as the authorities here tend to do)..
 
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The most recent information is that at least until 8th February, no foreigners may enter Indonesia unless they have Kitas or Kitap (ie residence permits). This is being strictly enforced. And, if virus numbers do not decrease significantly before then, the ban is likely to be extended (in two week increments, as the authorities here tend to do)..

From Tempo.Co online

"Indonesia Extends Foreign Entry Restriction until February 8
Translator: Ririe Ranggasari
Editor: Laila Afifa
21 January 2021 17:25 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia is extending its border restriction on foreign nationals to curb Covid-19 transmission. Airlangga Hartarto, chairman of the Covid-19 Response and Economic Recovery Committee (KPC-PEN), said that the ban is extended until February 8, 2021.

In an online press conference held today, January 21, Airlangga said the entry ban starts January 26.

Airlangga also announced an extension on the public activities restriction (PPKM) in the Java-Bali area for another two weeks, also until February 8.

Authorities decided on these extensions as the nation's Covid-19 cases continue to soar. On Monday, the total caseload had reached 939,948.

The PPKM in Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, and Bali, as well as 77 regencies/cities, has not proven effective to curb transmission.

Of the seven provinces where the PPKM is enacted, only Banten and Yogyakarta have shown declining rates of transmission."

Tempo: Indonesia Extends Foreign Entry Restriction until February 08
 

Ginand T

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Difficult times, I'll get her to take up tennis; that seems to help with border restrictions. Can I apply for Kitas/ Kitap externally.
 
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Difficult times, I'll get her to take up tennis; that seems to help with border restrictions. Can I apply for Kitas/ Kitap externally.
yes you can but the fees at the minute are very high.... anywhere from AUD1500 to 2000+ initial issue... I think i remember reading that they have stopped evisa for the time being cant remember if c319 was included in this...

I dont think you will get out of oz unless its for 3 months minimum. so if you have to be back in May inclusive of quarentine is going to be tight
 

Mark

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Difficult times, I'll get her to take up tennis; that seems to help with border restrictions. Can I apply for Kitas/ Kitap externally.
Unfortunately, Indonesia is not currently admitting people who have applied for Kitas abroad. You must come to Indonesia to complete the Kitas procedures (you do not get Kitas from an overseas application, only a sort of pre-approval that must be processed here in person) and at the moment only those who already have Kitas (temporary residence permit) or Kitap (permanent residence permit) are allowed into Indonesia.
 
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I usually live between Perth and Bali, staying in Bali as long as the visa I am on lets me, 6 months maybe even 1 year seems a lot is possible now if already here. I would definitely not be coming here if you need to be back on a fixed dates, with the border locks flights have become infrequent and unstable. Not saying you can't get back, but expect delays, pushed out/cancelled flights almost definitely. +$3000 AUD to hotel quarantine in Australia is also off-putting.
 
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