Successful Business visa
By - Few_Tumbleweed_1785
basically the highest risk of contacting is at the airports.
more connecting flights u have, the longer the flight time, the bigger the risk.
once u landed in Bali and got the negative result, the risk is manageble, same as if u are in your house in your own country.
How long will u stay Bali? need to pay visa renewal for everymonth?
Defiantly, we kept our distance but once your on the plane then if someone has it then your all getting it. See how our results come back today!
We’re in Bali for 3 months. I start a new job in July, I am able to work remote so if I can find an amazingly quick and stable WiFi connection then I may try persuade my new boss that working from Bali is a great idea! If however the zoom calls drop out a couple of times a meeting then il be heading home.
On a B211A visa you get a 60 stamp on arrival, then you can extend it after that for up to 6 months.
good stuff. keep us updated please..
everyone is hungry!
Just FYI, working on a tourist visa is not permitted, so only a genuine business visa as /u/Few_Tumbleweed_1785 proposes actually enables you to work in/from Bali. If you stay >30 days however you need to pay local taxes and social security, otherwise it is considered tax evasion.
https://www.skuad.io/blog/how-to-become-a-freelancer-in-indonesia/ (same rules apply, basically).
On the European side, you might be able to claim exemption from health insurance and other deductibles, this however depends on the country and particular regulations.
Internet is great, as long as you don't rely on wifi in cafes or your accommodation and such but actually subscribe with a local vendor. Telkomsel has by far the best network availability as well as coverage.
You might want to install a VPN, since some services are blocked - this includes reddit (though can be bypassed with a simple manually set DNS server, which many hotels do on their routers directly). Reason being is that Indonesia is an Islamic nation, even though Bali isn't, and since reddit features a number of porn subs, it's banned to do being explicit.
There are lots of “digital nomads” in Bali from previous experience. However from previous experience I don’t see how they can work around the internet being great 95% of the time and 5% unknown. Also when there were riots in Jakarta a couple of years ago they shut off WhatsApp for a day or two which if they did again wouldn’t help business
Thank you! Just message her
Are you in Bali for business or for a vacation?
Sort of both, my wife is looking into some possible business opportunities for her in the future but it’s all unknown until we arrive and see what the situation is actually like.
We are both keen surfers so happy if it’s still quiet and locked down more than usual as long as we can surf as much as we like
Hope things get better in there. I am a bit worried for the locals. They need tourists badly but also struggle coping with the pandemic. Wish there was a way to help them. Have a safe holiday and good luck!
>First flight from UK to Abu Dhabi was best flight of our life, more cabin crew than passengers and as much space as you wanted.
Sounds great and sad simultaneously.
I’ve read there is a recommended (or technically required but not enforced) 14 day at home quarantine once you land in Bali. Have you found that to be the case, or are you completely done once you’ve finished the 5 day in Jakarta?
Our Visa agent said only 5 days in Jakarta. I have seen something online about 7 days “required but not enforced” at your final destination. Will update when we arrive, by the time we leave Jakarta we will of had 3 negative covid tests along with the quarantine so I don’t see the logic in a further 7-14 days... but covid policy around the world is pretty illogical at times so we will see!
Also there was nothing at the airport or on any documents we have been given so far about further quarantine
Thanks for the info! I’m looking to visit my in-laws in Jakarta in July so the help is appreciated.
That 14 quarantine is "self-quarantine". So basically, you know if something is recommended and not a must, that means people aren't doing it
I'm glad that everything worked out for you and thank you for the tips! I should be on my way to Bali in July. I'm hoping by then with certain countries, international flights will be open so I don't have to change my flights to Jakarta instead of Bali. I'm currently transiting through TPE to Bali and Doha coming back home. We will see.
I know that I prefer to book my quarantine hotel beforehand as I would like to do research regarding food, service, etc. I would also like to get a room that has a balcony. If I'm going to be stuck in a room for 5 days, I want to be comfortable lol.
I hope all goes to plan and you manage to get away!
We wanted a balcony too! It seems like an absolute no brainer to offer but we couldn’t find anywhere, hopefully more hotels get on the approved list and it become available.
I have added an update to the post reference food...!
FYI, there are hotels that are govt approved, but they are not on the list the govt put out! I don't know why this is the case. For example, the Ayana Jakarta is govt approved and has quarantine packages, but not on the list.
I belong to quite a few Bali/Indonesia Immigration/Expat FB groups, so that's how I found all of this out. I'm doing research ahead just in case I have to quarantine in Jakarta. The Shangri-la Hotel in Jakarta is govt approved and has a balcony. Some people in the FB groups stayed there for quarantine and highly recommend it.
Which FB groups did you find most useful?
Visa and Immigration Indonesia and Bali Covid-19 Update