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: 30/03/2023
Cases overview in Indonesia
- Confirmed: 6 745 453
- Deaths: 161 008
- Recovered: 6 579 584
To learn more about the situation in West Nusa Tenggara, simply refer to the following sections:
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
Note: checks are only made every now end then.
The three Gili Islands are open for tourism. 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.
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.
This Islands are more pristine than ever. The waters are 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!
Coronavirus in Lombok
Lombok is open to tourism.
Lombok International Airport and Lembar Port are open.
Coronavirus in Lembongan
The island is open to tourism.
Coronavirus in Nusa Penida
Boat crossings between the Island and Bali are back in operation.
As on the other Islands, people are asked to keep social distancie, avoid crowds and keep simple hygiene measures.
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.
Fast boat services during Coronavirus pandemic
- Eka Jaya- operating to the Gilis, Lombok, Penida, Lembongan and Ceningan
- Golden Queen- operating to the Gilis, Lombok and Penida
- Wahana Gili Ocean- not operating
- D’Camel Fast Ferry- operating to Lembongan only
- El Rey Junior Fast Boat- operating to Penida only
- Rocky Fast Cruises- operating to Lembongan only
- Gangga Express - operating to Penida only
- Angel Billabong - operating to Penida only
- Semaya One - operating to Penida, Lembongan, Bali, the Gilis and Lombok
- Arjuna Fast Cruise - not operating
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.