Bali Governor’s Decree No. 10 of 2021 introduced updated rules for the implementation of health protocols.
Indonesian citizens who travel and/or engage in activities in Bali and do not use a mask while driving and outdoor activities are subject to a fine of 100.000 (one hundred thousand) rupees.
Foreigners who travel and/or engage in activities in Bali and do not use a mask while driving and outdoor activities are subject to a fine of Rs 1.000.000 (one million).
Foreigners will pay an administrative fine of Rs 1.000.000 if they commit a violation for the first time. If they are violated again, they will face deportation.
Businesses, managers, organizers, or people in charge of public places and facilities pay an administrative fine of Rs 1.000.000 if they do not provide funds for the prevention of COVID-19.
In addition to this decree, the Governor issued an updated Circular Letter No. 6/2021 setting out the rules for the operation of establishments, travel, and other aspects of Bali’s life in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
There are several other new changes from the previous Circular Letter No. 5/2021.
Activities in restaurants and cafes were originally limited to 9 pm and can now be open until 10 pm with stricter health protocols.
Restrictions on shopping malls/supermarkets have also been eased, and now they can work until 10 pm.
Public institutions, traditional, religious, and socio-cultural sites are allowed to open and operate at a maximum capacity limit of 50%, subject to stricter health protocol and for a limited time. A rapid antigen test will be required for the organizing committees of the events and the participants who will be present.
Domestic passengers arriving in Bali must show negative PCR swabs were taken no earlier than 2 x 24 hours before departure or negative rapid antigen test results no earlier than 2 x 24 hours before departure. In the previous ruling, the shelf life of the rapid antigen test was 1 x 24 hours.
Travelers arriving in Bali by land and sea must still show a negative smear based on PCR or rapid antigen test taken no earlier than 3 x 24 hours before departure.
“A softer approach is expected to provide traders and other business participants with more opportunities to increase the economic activity of the community,” said Wayan Koster.