Coronavirus in the Gili Islands

We will be posting regular updates to this page to keep you informed of the situation in the Gili Islands, Lombok, Lembongan and Nusa Penida, detailing the response to the Coronavirus on each island. As soon as it is safe to travel again, you’ll see it here first!
 
Facebook page @Giliticketscom to get notified quicker and stay up to date with all the latest developments.
 
Last Updated: 01/12/2021
 

Cases overview in Indonesia

  • Confirmed: 4 256 409
  • Deaths: 143 830
  • Cured: 4 104 657

News for Fast Boast services: Bali to Gili

Ekajaya Fast Ferry is open and operate for the return trips from Padangbai to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Bangsal on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9.00 am!

You will be expected to show your passport, your vaccination certificate, and a negative test result for COVID-19 (This can be a rapid Antigen test or a PCR test. The samples must be taken within a maximum period of 24 hours before departure). Children below five years of age are not required to take any Covid test). You must wear a face mask and keep social distancing. You are also expected to fill in the Indonesia’s e-HAC application.

PLEASE NOTE: A fee of  ten thousand rupiah will be charged when entering the Padangbai pier (Retribution Fee) for all passengers who will make the crossing from Padangbai.

 

 

Eka Jaya

Gili re-opening

The three Gili Islands are open for domestic tourism. Tourists are required to show a COVID-19 negative test result (taken within 24 hours), sjow a vaccination certificate and fill-up the e-HAC (Electronic Health Alert Certificate) prior to travel.
For some of the latest travel tips and articles we reccommend reading the dedicated Gili islands blog.
 
The Lombok regional health agency and task force have been overseeing the disinfecting of public areas. Island residents are asked to keep to social distancing protocols.
 
Our friends over at Manta Dive Gili Trawangan got interviewed & featured on Sky News, reporting from the island during lockdown. Check it out!
 
 

 

 

the gili islands

Diving the Gilis and Covid-19

Manta Dive, our partners on the Gili Islands are excited to welcome back customers. They kept busy, making sure to respect the Covid 19 health and safety protocols and prepare their resort and dive center accordingly. 
 
If you want to keep informed on diving updates and Covid 19 measures taken at Manta Dive, you can check their news page
 
When the Gili Islands will open to tourists again, it won't be as busy as before the Corona crisis. This Islands will be more pristine than ever and there will be a window of unprecedented opportuniy to visit. The waters will be filled with more wildlife and less divers, similar to the late 90's, before the Gilis were booming. Our advice would be to not wait long before booking your next trip to the Gilis!

diving in the Gilis

Coronavirus in Lombok

Local authorities are enforcing strict measures even if only a few cases have been reported. They wish to prevent the spread as much as possible, and have cut off remoter villages and areas, in some cases making it difficult for the locals to obtain supplies. People in Lombok are required to:
  • Avoid crowds
  • Keep simple hygiene measures
  • Keep social distancing
Lombok International Airport and Lembar Port remain open for domestic use only. Flights have been considerably reduced. 
 
It is possible to travel between Bali and Lombok under the following requirements:  present COVID-19 vaccination certificate, obtain a negative rapid antigen test within  24-hour prior departure and  fill-up e-HAC (Electronic Health Alert Certificate) prior to travel.

disinfected public area Gili

Coronavirus in Lembongan 

The island is open to local tourism. No vaccination certificate is required to enter Lembongan. 
People are asked to keep social distancing. 

Coronavirus in Nusa Penida

Boat crossings between the Island and Bali are focused on providing required material only. A covid vaccine certificate is required to enter the island. 
 
As on the other Islands, people are asked to keep social distancie, avoid crowds and keep simple hygiene measures. They are encouraged to stay home as much as possible. 
 

 

empty beach Lembongan corona

comunity market lembongan

What can we do to help the islands?

The tourism industry in the Gillis and the surrounding Islands is under threat. The Islands are suffering from an immense economic downturn. Many people are now out of work. A way to help the locals is to consider rescheduling your travel plans instead of cancelling bookings and asking for refunds.
 
When it’s safe to travel again, consider buying more from street vendors who are likely to have been the worst hit, and if you can - explore more of the region than you may have previously considered. Lombok, Lembongan, Penida and the Gili islands are all within easy reach of each other and offer something unique and well worth experiencing. 
 
A new initiative has started in Lembongan: a community market! You will find there some amazing fresh products, locally sourced, and many handmade items. 
It is the perfect opportunity to do your weekly shopping and support the beautiful island community. 
The next market will be held on the 9th of August! 

 

Fast boat services during Coronavirus pandemic

Contact information

If you had a fast boat booking for travel in the next few months or for other destination-related questions, feel free to contact us directly if you wish to reschedule your trip. We also invite you to consult our Terms and Conditions if you have any questions regarding a cancellation.
 
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