Bali welcomes return of overseas visitors as quarantine restrictions are dropped

Bali has welcomed the return of international visitors as the Indonesian island relaxes its Covid restrictions and ditches quarantine rules for overseas tourists.

Under a pilot programme, fully vaccinated visitors no longer have to undergo a mandatory three-day quarantine, though they need to remain on the island for four days.

Luhut Pandjaitan, a minister overseeing the COVID-19 response in Java and Bali, said that if the pilot programme was a success it would be applied across Indonesia from April 1 or earlier.