**Vaccinated travellers no longer need to show a negative test to enter Indonesia**
**Download the App, and upload your vaccination certificate and you are good to go**
It’s taken 2 years so far, but it seems we are finally near the end of this COVID adventure. As a team, the staff and ownership of NAD-Lembeh have had 2 years to reflect on how we want to move forward. The general consensus is we love diving and working with all you lovely guests, so we want to have you back with us as soon as possible! More to come on what the staff have been doing.
With this in mind here is the latest info on how we will move forward to live with COVID.
The Visa On Arrival system is currently active and the price is Rp500,000 ($35 USD) per person for a 30 day visa that can be extended to 60 days at an immigration office. Amazingly this looks like it can be paid by credit card, but we would advise bringing cash equivalence just in case.
You can fly into Manado from Singapore via SCOOT Airways, which is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. You CAN book directly from your home airport to Manado on the Singapore Airlines website, and have your bags checked through to the destination.
Before you Fly:
- You will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 2 weeks prior to arriving into Indonesia, and also bring with you a copy (digital or paper, we suggest both just in case). You also need to register on the Indonesian version of the covid app and update your information to show you are vaccinated. (how to guide).
- Proof of a Return ticket.
- Proof of insurance covering at least $25,000 and COVID cover – your normal travel insurance is probably sufficient. (https://www.jagawisata.com/COVID19/)
Staying with us
Most of our site is open air with plenty of ventilation – please let us know in your booking if you have any concerns, and we can address them before you visit.
If you are leaving NAD to somewhere else within Indonesia then you do not need to have proof of a negative test, but have the Peduli Lindungi app ready.
If you are flying Internationally then the requirements for testing will be determined by your destination (home) country. We can arrange for PCR testing in Bitung and Manado, but please talk with us via email or staff onsite close to your departure date to check the latest status quo. As demand for testing has decreased (due to lack of testing requirement for domestic travel) the number of options available locally has decreased and will continue to do so.
Post COVID Booking conditions
COVID Related Travel Insurance is Mandatory. You must have insurance.
Indonesia allows boosted travellers to travel freely, those with less or no vaccines must test before flying.
Our usual booking terms now apply as Indonesia has issued Visa on Arrival (VOA). This means if you can’t travel due to illness, COVID or otherwise you will need to claim from your travel insurance.
If you catch covid when in Indonesia and have to miss dives with us, again, this should be claimed from your travel insurance.
If you catch COVID whilst staying at NAD you will need to isolate in your room – and likely extend your booking until you get the all clear to travel onwards. Again this falls under the terms of your Insurance.
If Indonesia decides that COVID-19 is again a threat and removes the possibility of travel to Indonesia / VOA system (closes borders to tourists). In this situation we will allow for postponement of your trip to a future date when the borders reopen.
Life after COVID-19
We’re really hoping that this is the beginning of the end for restrictions caused by COVID-19. With that in mind as we reopen we would like to clarify a few points for making bookings in for post-COVID travel.
Those of you that still hold a booking credit with us; thank you for your patience. You’ve helped us get this far. Your rates are fixed as per your invoice and you can contact Zee to rearrange your travel when you’re ready.
Demand is high for September 2022 and other peak dates – we really will need you to decide quickly if you still want to travel.