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Reopening Bali 14th October (or not)

On 13th October late evening (Indonesian time) Indonesia officially announced the reopening for tourist on Bali and Batam starting 14th October for the following 19 nationals.

Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
South Korea
New Zealand


-B211 visa

-fully vaccinated
-before departure, max 72 hours a negative PCR-test 
-upon arrival in Indonesia, another PCR-test
-quarantine for 5 days/4 nights*
-PCR-test after the quarantine

-hotelbooking for the entire stay
  (not sure if this is for Bali or Batam only or also for other islands)

-health insurance with a minimum of US$ 100.000

It may be clear that when the announcement is only a few hours before the intended date no international flights have landed on both Bali and Batam.
Until now (16th October) and as far as I know no slots have been claimed by airlines for arrival/departure on both airports official quarantine hotel lists seem hard to find.

To be short and regarding the headliner: everything about visa, flights and hotels is still unclear but we will see what the near future will bring.

*Also for passengers who arrive/quarantine in Jakarta. It is not possible to enter Indonesia in Jakarta, continue to Bali and quarantine there.
Good sources for information are pages on Facebook for Covid-19 related news and about visa.

Bali Covid-19 Update
Law and Regulations in Indonesia  website immigration Indonesia


16 September 2021 Visit Visa Indonesia Updated

Indonesia is still closed for foreign tourists who want to travel with a visafree stamp or VOA as both are currently not available at the airport.
However starting on 16 September 2021 visit visa are available but with strict Covid-19 regulations.


-fully vaccinated
-before departure, max 72 hours a negative PCR-test 
-upon arrival in Indonesia, another PCR-test
-quarantine for 5 days/4 nights (14th October)
-PCR-test after the quarantine

Costs for visa arranged via an agent start around 4 million per person. Costs for PCR test before departure depends on your country of origin. You only are allowed to quarantine in by the government pointed hotels which usually have packages including meals and 2 PCR-tests, starting around 5 million per person.






Welcome to our paradise








lontar palmtree, the source of moke


FLORES is an island in the tropics south of the equator, belonging to the lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara Timur) of Indonesia. The original name of Flores is Tandjoeng Bunga, Malay for flowercape. When the Portuguese came to the island they renamed it into Cabo de Flores and the Dutch shortened it into Flores which means flowers.


FLORES is mostly green, partly dry, mountainous and heavenly beautiful. Flores has everything when dreaming of a tropical island.


FLORES has some gorgeous touristic attractions like the prehistorically komodo dragons, the “Spielberg like” Kelimutu lakes, majestic volcanos like Inerie and Ebulobo and traditions we have almost forgotten in this hasty world. And much more.

Come and see the empty beaches, enjoy wonderful diving, adventurous trekkings, deserted islands, pristine forests, all colour lakes, hidden waterfalls, impressive ceremonies, traditional villages, awesome music, interesting ikat (woven cloth) and above all the welcoming people of Flores. Superb is the only word which fits them all.

You will be surprised by this warm and cool island.



This website is for information and anything you need for your holiday on Flores.

As I am not an agent I do not sell packages.

However, I will be happy to help you to compose a trip on Flores which suits you and I can find you a car with driver for a fair price. I am "working" together with drivers and guides who I know personally. No fee, no commission, everything without any profit. My mission is to help travelers and get the tourism on Flores on a higher level. Tourists happy with fair prices and good information, locals happy to get an income from tourism which is badly needed as Flores is one of the poorest islands of Indonesia.

If you are satisfied with the information and/or the result please tell me, preferably  via the comment page. If you are not, please let me know as well.

People of Flores are awaiting you and will be proud to show you their island.


contact (your mail wil be answered within 24 hours)

My website is as complete and updated as possible including all place of interest, practical information and everything you need for your holiday on Flores. All people are different and to give good information and advice please be as specific as possible with your questions and give me your relevant information as much as possible. Such as:


  • With how many people you are traveling, adults/children (in case you need a car so I can find the right one)
  • Dates of travel (if already known)
  • How much time you can/want to spend on Flores or maybe some other islands
  • Your interests
  • Your demands
  • Your limitations   


tel +62 81284773377 (Indonesian number) for short WhatsApp messages or calls via WhatsApp for questions within short time.

Please take notion of difference in time with your country as I am most of the time in the Netherlands.



Please pay attention to the sections about renting a boat/book for a seat-in tour, especially for Komodo NP and hiring a car with driver.

           bienvenue à Flores

                                                                      bem vindo a Flores

               Wilkommen auf Flores

                                      Sveiki atvykę į Floresą

      bun venit la Flores

                                                     добро пожаловать в Флорес

Vítejte na Floresu

                                                플로레스에 오신 것을 환영합니다

                             välkommen till Flores

     benvenuto a Flores


wëllkomm zu Flores

                                                welkom op Flores

                       Tere tulemast Floresesse

ברוכים הבאים לפלורס              

                                                       Velkommen til Flores

  tervetuloa Floresiin



bienvenido a Flores

                                                                       witamy w Flores


مرحبا بك في فلوريس       


                                  laipni lūdzam Floresā

ласкаво просимо в Флорес

This growing website is made with love and passion.

Colours are well chosen: green (forest & ricefields), blue (sea and rivers) and brown (mountains & traditional houses), the colours of Flores.

You will find here travel information about the island of Flores, which will be updated frequently.

Questions, suggestions and comments are always welcome.