Direct Flights From Singapore – Could this be the real start of Bali Reopening?

Singapore Airlines has announced the resumption of direct daily flights into Bali starting February 16th. While this news has the Island in a spin (us included), those of us who have remained in Bali for the past two years take the news with caution. We’ve witness so many “false starts” when it comes to Bali’s reopening, we will all be waiting for that first flight touch its wheels down at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport before we start our cheering.

Singapore Airlines has announced the resumption of direct daily flights into Bali starting February 16th. While this news has the Island in a spin (us included), those of us who have remained in Bali for the past two years take the news with caution. We’ve witnessed so many “false starts” when it comes to Bali’s reopening, we will all be waiting for that first flight touch its wheels down at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport before we start our cheering.

FAs per the announcement made by Luhut Binsar Panjaitan (Minister for Maritime Affairs & Investment) on January 31st, 2022, from February 4th quarantine will be 5 days for fully vaccinated travellers. With these direct flights into Bali, this will be the first time we see quarantine taking place in Bali for the public. There have been approved quarantine hotels ready to receive guests for months now, but no flights to land people in Bali. We will keep you updated of any further announcements to quarantine!

Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines to resume direct daily flights to Bali from February 16, 2022

As for visas, so far there has been no official announcement on any changes to what is currently available. Besides citizens and resident visas, guests can enter Bali on a B211A visa – if their reason for travel is TOURISM. These visas are most easily obtained via a reputable agent and take around a week to process in most cases. There are no longer any restrictions on countries that can apply for this kind of visa. This kind of  visa requires applicants to be fully vaccinated (a booster shot is not required) and have insurance cover for COVID.

While of course this doesn’t signal Bali being even close to fully “open for tourism” again. It’s a hugely positive step forward to have direct International flights landing in Bali again, being able to quarantine in Bali (especially for those of us who live here) and to offer a small glimmer of hope to the many businesses who have been navigating their way through the last two years while we await International tourism to restart.

It will be all eyes on the Bali sky on February 16 as await the arrival of the first Singapore Airlines flight!

Bali quarantine hotels

Approved quarantine hotels in Bali –

Amarta Villas Bali, Nusa Dua

Aston Kuta Hotel & Residences, Kuta

Ayana Resort & Spa, Jimbaran

Bali Dynasty Resort, Kuta

Bvlgari Resort, Nusa Dua

Conrad Bali, Tanjung Benoa

Courtyard by Marriott, Nusa Dua

Fairfield by Marriott, Kuta

Four Seasons, Jimbaran

Grand Hyatt Bali, Nusa Dua

Grand Istana Rama, Kuta

Griya Santrian, Sanur

Harper Kuta Bali, Kuta

Hilton Bali Resort, Nusa Dua

Hilton Garden Inn, Tuban

Hyatt Regency, Sanur

Komeneka Resorts, Gianyar

Maison Auelia, Sanur

Maya Sanur Resort & Spa, Sanur

Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Ubud

Melia Bali, Nusa Dua

Mecure Bali, Nusa Dua

Mecure Kuta Beach, Kuta

Merusaka, Nusa Dua

Movenpick Resort & Spa, Jimbaran

Mulia Resort, Nusa Dua

Novotel Bandara, Tuban

Novotel Bali, Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, Nusa Dua

Prime Plaza Suites, Sanur

Pullman Bali, Legian

Renaissance, Uluwatu

RIMBA, Jimbaran

Sheraton, Kuta

SOL by Melia, Tanjung Benoa

Sudamala, Sanur

Swiss-BelHotel, Tuban

Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar, Sanur

Taksu Sanur Hotel, Sanur

Tanah Gajah, Ubud

Tanjung Sari, Sanur

The 101 Bali Fontana, Kuta

The Laguna, Nusa Dua

The Payogan Villa Resort & Spa, Ubud

The Ritz Carlton, Nusa Dua

The Royal Pita Maha, Ubud

The Ubud Village Hotel, Ubud

The Ubud Village Resort & Spa, Ubud

The Westin, Nusa Dua

Viceroy Bali, Ubud

 

 

 

 

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