Bali is again accessible with the lifting of restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers. International airlines are back and European travellers can expect better connections via Singapore or the Middle-East.

Since the gradual lifting of Covid-related travel restrictions for travellers going to Bali, international flights are returning to the island. Singapore Airlines was the first carrier to reopen non-stop daily services to Bali in March, followed rapidly by Turkish Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.

With new steps taken by Indonesian and Balinese authorities to allow international travellers since May 17, more non-stop or direct flights are being reinstated between Bali and the rest of the world.

Singapore-Denpasar remains the most connected route with flights from Singapore Airlines, KLM, Jetstar Asia and Scoot. Within the ASEAN region, Kuala Lumpur is now accessible with Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia while Vietjet flies again daily from Ho Chi Minh City and Cebu Pacific has two weekly frequencies from Manila. Thai Airways International will upgrade in June its frequencies from 4 weekly flights to a daily service to Bangkok. Thailand’s national carrier is in competition with AirAsia with its twice-weekly service to Bali from Don Mueang airport.

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Bali Ngurah Rai international airport (Photo: BxHxTxCx, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

More intercontinental connections

Garuda Indonesia, Jetstar and Qantas have all resumed services linking Sydney or Melbourne to Bali. Indonesia’s national carrier offers also weekly services to Tokyo Narita. From Europe, connections are easy with Gulf carriers Emirates and Qatar Airways as well as Turkish Airlines. They all offer at least three weekly services to the Island of the Gods.

As more routes are likely to come back, Bali Tourism and Indonesia Tourism authorities plan to strengthen their presence on European markets in the coming months through dedicated marketing campaigns. And keep an eye on a good winter season 2022/2023.

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