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!
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Last Updated: 29/11/2022

Cases overview in Indonesia

  • Confirmed: 6 653 469
  • Deaths: 159 735
  • Recovered: 6 435 851

NEWS: Indonesia has introduced an Electronic Visa on Arrival e-VOA in addition to the re-instated Visa on Arrival. You can apply here.



In order to travel by fast boat, travellers must follow the below requirements: 

  • Show ID card
  • Wear face mask or mask
  • Show Vaccine Certificate, with booster (booster is mandatory for Indonesians, but only recommended for foreigners)

Note: checks are only made every now end then.

Gili re-opening

The three Gili Islands are open for tourism. Here are the travel requirerments: 
  • Anyone can go to the Gilis
  • More and more businesses are reopening
  • There are a few places to get tested on the Gilis. Warna clinic is very close to Gili T harbor and results for an Antigen test take 20-30 mins.
For some of the latest travel tips and articles we reccommend reading the dedicated Gili islands blog.

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, and remained open throughtout the pandemic. 
If you want to keep informed on diving updates 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

People in Lombok are required to:
  • Avoid crowds
  • Keep simple hygiene measures
  • Keep social distancing
Lombok International Airport and Lembar Port are open. Flights have been considerably reduced. 


disinfected public area Gili

Coronavirus in Lembongan 

The island is open to 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 back ion operation. 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


empty beach Lembongan corona

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 travelling, 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. 


explore Bali and the Gilis

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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