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Masks No Longer Required in Open Space: Jokowi The government has decided to relax the mask requirement in open places with no crowds and drop the testing rule for domestic and foreign travelers, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Tuesday announced on Tuesday, marking the country’s significant improvement in Covid-19 pandemic handling. “First, the government decided to […]

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Bali Airport Records A 287 Percent Increase In International Arrivals From March To April Since the reopening of Indonesian borders for travelers in February 2022, numbers of visitors have risen consistently and show no sign of slowing down. This comes as welcome news for the travel and tourism sector of Bali whose businesses have been […]

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Suspected human trafficker from Bali arrested for attempting to smuggle 26 Indonesians to Australia The East Nusa Tenggara Police arrested a 42-year-old man identified by his initial S, who is originally from Medan but resides in Denpasar, on suspicion of having attempted to traffic dozens of Indonesians to Australia via East Nusa Tenggara’s waters. A […]

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Tourism Minister to visit Australia to encourage more Aussie tourists in Bali  Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno is scheduled to visit Australia from July 6 to July 12 in a bid to boost Bali tourism by encouraging Australians to travel to the Island of Gods. “We are preparing a visit to Australia. This […]

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Bali Isolation Facilities Have Zero Patients As Covid Cases Drop All the isolation facilities in the Jembrana region have zero occupants as Covid-19 cases continually go down. The Secretary II of the Jembrana Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Putu Agus Artana Putra, confirmed that all the regional government’s isolation facilities for Covid-19 patients have zero […]

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PCR, antigen testing rollback to start from Bali: task force The relaxation of PCR and antigen testing requirements for domestic travelers will be implemented gradually, starting from Bali, the COVID-19 Handling Task Force has said. “This relaxation is being done gradually, starting from Bali with visa on arrival, quarantine free, and vaccination target,” the task […]

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Bali offers ‘bubble’ quarantine packages for int’l travellers as gov’t mulls erasing requirement in April Let’s be honest: Even in Bali’s luxurious resorts, nobody really wants to be stuck inside their hotels for longer than they have to be. Despite having been officially reopened to international tourists in October 2021, Bali Island, the bread and […]

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Foreign tourists allowed to enter Indonesia via Ngurah Rai Bali, Riau Islands The Indonesian government allows foreign tourists to come to Indonesia through two entrances, namely Bali and Riau Islands Provinces. Foreign tourists having B211A visas and entering through Bali or Riau Islands are allowed to visit other areas and return to their respective countries […]

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Immigration promises to get tough on tourist visa holders working remotely in Bali Beware, tourist visa-holding remote workers in Bali. Immigration says they’re onto you, and will not hesitate to get tough on visa violators. The Justice and Human Rights Ministry’s office in Bali, which oversees immigration matters, said it recently received tips about foreigners […]

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Mandalika MotoGP Grand Prix: Bali may have to accommodate tourists due to hotel rooms shortage in Lombok It’s likely that many MotoGP fans would have to make the small hop over from Bali to Lombok for the highly-anticipated Mandalika Grand Prix on March 18-20, tourism officials say, as the West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) island is […]

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