COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT AND UPDATE

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT AND UPDATES

Dear fellow divers, guests, and colleagues,

As of the 16th of September, Indonesia’s border restrictions are easing. Indonesia’s government is re-opening borders for foreigners entering our country and as for the beginning the International travel by air is ONLY available through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta and Sam Ratulangi International Airport in MANADO, North Sulawesi but we do believe more airports will also be available soon.

Although Visa on Arrival (VoA) and Visa-free for foreigners to enter Indonesia is still suspended temporarily, foreigners are allowed to enter with a Business or Social visa. And anyone who has Indonesian residency, or a visitor stay permit, they are allowed to fly into Indonesia. Sure there are some requirements to apply for the Visas (this you must check with the Indonesia embassy at your country) like a negative PCR test before arrival, the obligation to have proof of having received the full dose of Covid-19 vaccine, and there is a required 8 nights quarantine at the appointed hotel or resort at your own cost for using Manado airport as your first arrival in Indonesia and travel/health insurance for covered your costs if something bad is happening during your travel.

While visa-free entry for tourists is still a little way off and the health protocols related to Covid-19 are still tight, we’re so excited for this good news. There’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel and we look forward to welcoming you to stay and dive with us again after a long wait.

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BASTIANOS BANGKA IS MANADO QUARANTINE RESORT FOR INTERNATIONAL ARRIVAL FROM SINGAPORE

Another good news – Bastianos Bangka Dive Resort is one of the appointed island resorts for quarantine of International Passengers arriving from Scoot Airlines (the regional wings of Singapore Airlines) from Singapore to Manado twice per week every Wednesday and Friday (https://www.flyscoot.com/). It should be easy now to make a connecting flight from your country to Manado via Singapore. Please contact us for more information about our Quarantine Package.

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THE RESORTS ARE NOW OPENED!

The Indonesian government has eased up with the travel restriction by opening the borders to foreigners therefore we are happy to announce that we are now opened with new normal covid-19 procedures in place.

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COVID-19 forced many people to make difficult decisions, often the least of which was postponed a holiday. We are all going through a very difficult time, you at home, we here In Indonesia, People, Resorts, Travel agencies Worldwide, therefore we offer generous re-booking conditions and credit vouchers. We extend our price list 2020 till 31.12.22. Please rebook your holidays without any extra cost with your Diving Travel agencies or if you booked with Bastianos directly, please send us an email to info@bastianos.com.

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NEW POLICY OF BOOKING DURING PANDEMIC COVID-19.

  • No deposit is needed to confirm new bookings during this pandemic. All the new bookings are should be flexible to change/moving to later dates, postpone or cancel without any extra costs. Bookings are possible to postpone until 31 December 2021.
  • Payment for the new confirmed bookings is required 12 working days prior to arrival day.
  • Once any change of the existing travel bans comes into place we will adjust this policy accordingly.

We are currently rescheduling our dive safari schedules that were postponed due to lockdowns and we will let you know when this is ready to be launch again.

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We will monitor the situation constantly and follow the recommended procedures and protocols of the national and local authorities in an effort to ensure the safety and well being of our employees, guests and colleagues

We – Bastianos Dive Resorts thank you for the continued support and once this COVID-19 virus situation is under control, we look forward to welcoming you to stay and dive with us and hope to see you in Manado.

Management