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COVID-19 UPDATES

When travelling to Indonesia:

Current Rules & Restrictions: Indonesia is open but with the following restrictions:

 Visas:

Every visitor must have a valid visa/residence permit and must have a local sponsor to obtain the visa. (Ref: Permenkumham 26/2020)

The following types of visa/permit are accepted for entry: Official Visa; Diplomatic Visa; Visitor Visa; Temporary Stay Visa; Official Stay Permit; Diplomatic Stay Permit; Temporary Stay Permit; and Permanent Stay Permit.

Visa’s on arrival are not permitted, all visas must be obtained from country of origin.

 

COVID Protocols:

International Arrival Protocol still remains the same

Arrival from International Flight:

– Proven of Complete vaccinated ( Dose 1 and Dose 2)

– PCR test that been conducted at least 48 hrs before boarding

– Upon arrival another PCR test

– Quarantine 2Nights/3Days in Bali or Jakarta, they will conduct 2nd PCR Test on day 3 before you continue elsewhere

– Company Guarantee/Travel Letter

Domestic Flight

– All domestic travellers are required to present COVID-19 vaccination record (first dose is acceptable) and negative RT-PCR or Antigent test which obtained within 48 hours prior departure .

Countries allowed to enter direct to Bali (then do quarantine) and do not have to go through Jakarta. Countries not listed below must fly to Jakarta and proceed with quarantine there.

All Asian Countries

  • China, Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Malaysia, Singapore

Other countries

  • Bahrain
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kuwait
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway
  • French
  • United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • New Zealand

Diving in Raja Ampat Protocols:  Scuba-Diving-Raja-Ampat-COVID-19-Handbook-Selam_English_260920

 


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This year has been a challenging one for most and the tourism sector in Indonesia faces potential losses of $4 billion due to the drastic decline in foreign tourists and 60 trillion rupiah ($4 billion) due to fewer domestic tourists from January to April 2020.

The global impact of the coronavirus epidemic has stimulated some deep reflections, hard questions and stark realities of the world we live in. Although the resort has been under pressure, we still continued to pay all staff members, upskill, train and empower our employees as far as we possibly can. We also did not stop our environmental efforts during this time and continued with beach cleanups, Crown of Thorns removal and PADI Women Day.

Scuba Dive Training Raja Ampat

Read more about travelling to Indonesia as well as the health protocols we have implemented for your safety at our Dive Resort.

We feel extremely honoured and privileged to have been able to continue our efforts during these trying times and although it has been a difficult year, we still have a lot to celebrate:

We acquired the PADI Greenstar Award

We have been driving conservation initiatives since our inception in 2017 but can now formally be recognised as a Padi Greenstar Member, encouraging universal participation and business practices around the globe.

Padi Resorts

We acquired a Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award

Based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers from around the world, this annual award recognises the very best tourism establishments in terms of service, quality, customer satisfaction and more.

Meridian Adventure Reviews

We are featured in the Scuba Diving’s 2021 magazine’s Readers Choice Award

Indonesia has taken 1st place in over 6 categories and we are proud to be featured as a preferred resort. Indonesia won 1st place for:

…and we couldn’t agree more

Asia Specific Dive Holiday

We became a Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) member

Joining forces and focusing on how sustainable, responsible and meaningful development within the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry can be achieved.

Best Travel Agents in Asia

We are honoured and feel extremely privileged to be able to still continue operations under these circumstances and would like to thank our shareholders and staff members for keeping the energy and focus on the bigger purpose of our existence – changing the way people dive!

We hope that you will join us in 2021, as we embark on new and even more exciting adventures in Raja Ampat, Indonesia!

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