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International Airport to undergo swab tests The Bali provincial government has made it compulsory for travelers entering Bali via Ngurah Rai International Airport and Benoa Port to undergo a swab test, following the loosening of travel restrictions by the Indonesian Transportation Ministry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “In response to this policy [from the Transportation Ministry] […]

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More Than 80 Percent of Coronavirus Cases in Bali Are Imported The regional secretary of the Bali provincial government and the head of the tourist island’s Covid-19 Task Force, Dewa Made Indra, said 82.67 percent of confirmed coronavirus cases on the island were imported cases from overseas. The rest, 17.33 per­cent, were the results of […]

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‘Booming’ tourism in 2021? Jokowi says he’s convinced COVID-19 pandemic will only last until end of year President Joko Widodo says he’s convinced that the COVID-19 pandemic will be resolved by the end of this year and adds that he is expecting tourism to take off in 2021. “I am convinced this [pandemic] will only […]

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Indonesia to temporarily ban all foreign arrivals, transits to curb further spread of coronavirus JAKARTA – Indonesia will temporarily ban all visits and transits by foreign nationals to the country to curb the further spread of the coronavirus. “President (Joko) sees that our current policy needs to be made stricter. We have decided that all […]

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Bali sets ‘alert’ status amid COVID-19 outbreak, rolls out advisory on social distancing The Bali provincial government declared an “alert” level status for the island amid the COVID-19   pandemic today, followed by an advisory for local residents to stay at home and avoid crowded places. “Citizens are advised to avoid shopping centers, entertainment areas and […]

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Denpasar-Gilimanuk toll road will start construction in 2021 Bali Governor Wayan Koster, said that the construction of the Denpasar-Gilimanuk Toll Road will begin in early 2021. The completion target of the 30-40 km toll road was set to be no later than 2023. The plan was presented by the governor at the launching the Bali […]

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Garuda disinfects aircraft following report of confirmed coronavirus case on Bali-Shanghai flight Garuda Indonesia has grounded an aircraft used for flight GA858 following reports that a Chinese national who had   tested positive for the new coronavirus was on board on the Bali-Shanghai flight on Jan. 28. Garuda director of operations Tumpal M. Hutapea said in […]

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Thousands of Chinese tourists stranded in Bali as government halts flights to and from China Thousands of Chinese tourists are at risk of being stranded in Bali following the Indonesian government’s decision to halt flights to and from mainland China starting on Wednesday (05/2) at midnight. Most of them, however, are hoping to get a […]

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Massive fire engulfs Bintang Supermarket in Seminyak, no casualty reported A massive fire engulfed Bintang Supermarket in Seminyak earlier this week, along with a number of stores and kiosks located in the same area. According to reports, the fire started at around 3am from the back of Bintang Supermarket. It soon spread to other stores […]

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Residents of Bali’s Suwat village welcomes new year with water festival The Suwat Water Festival – the latest of which was the fifth edition of the annual tradition – is a three-day event, which began on Monday with a walking tour around the village. According to a report from Nusa Bali, all participants are obliged […]

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