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Bali Officials Begin Distributing Vaccines Door-To-Door Denpasar city government has decided to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine from door-to-door to accelerate the vaccination program in their area. The Spokesman of the Denpasar Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Dewa Gede Rai said that the officials will start to distribute vaccines this way in three different areas of […]

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Bali Has Three Phase Plan To Reopen Borders For Tourism By August Bali government officials expect to reopen international borders by August of this year. The plan consists of three phases: The first is the mass distribution of vaccines; the second, preparing tracing and testing applications; and the third is arranging quarantine accommodations. The Head […]

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Bali governor designates Ubud, Sanur, and Nusa Dua as COVID-19 ‘green zones’ for foreign tourists Three popular tourist destinations in Bali have officially been designated “green zones,” the governor announced yesterday, as Indonesia appears to be moving forward with plans to reopen the island to foreign visitors in the near future. As previously hinted, officials […]

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Tourism Minister Plans Drive-Thru Vaccination Services In Bali Indonesian Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno reviewed potential locations as drive-thru facilities for COVID-19 vaccination in Bali.  Sandiaga said that the in-vehicle process is a concrete form of innovation and has been tried in the United States. “We’ve discussed the details of this program, and I hope we […]

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Indonesian Plans To Provide 5 Year Visa To Work and Stay In Bali Once international travel restarts, Indonesia plans to provide incentives to international visitors wishing to stay long term by offering them a five-year visa. Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Salahudin Uno made the announcement on Monday (8/2). “The concept is a long term stay, […]

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Indonesia extends international flight ban until February 8 The Indonesian government has decided to extend its international flight ban for another 14 days. The extension will be carried out from January 26 to February 8, 2021. The decision comes as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the country. The Indonesian Economic Minister, Airlangga Hartanto made […]

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40 hotels and restaurants in Bali reject proposed gov’t bailout saying it’s not enough The Indonesian Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry allotted a combined grant of USD264,285 (IDR3.7 billion) to 120 hotels and restaurants in Klungkung District. Out of which, 40 have declined the government aid stating it’s simply not enough. 91 hotels and 29 […]

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Indonesian government bans foreign flights to start new year The Central Government of Indonesia has ordered the temporary closure of all foreign flights scheduled to arrive between January 1-14 2021. The decision was made following the discovery of a new variant of Covid-19 which has spread to several countries. Since the new variant of the […]

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Bali Governor issues regulation forbidding new year’s celebrations  As a result of the rising Covid-19 cases, the Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster, has issued a decree forbidding new year’s eve celebrations in the province. Strict safety measures are in effect across Bali, and anyone defying government orders will be penalized. The decree was initiated […]

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Bali Plans To Reopen Borders For Chinese Tourists In February The Vice Governor of Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) and Bali Tourism Board, met with China’s Consulate General for Bali, Zhu Xinglong, in a virtual meeting to discuss plans to reopen a travel corridor between the China and Bali. Both governments are hoping the […]

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