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Governement to Send Civil Servants to Bali to Work From There The Indonesian government is working on a plan to send thousands of Jakarta-based civil servants to work remotely from Bali, in a bid to help the economy of the tourism-reliant island rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Up to 8,000 employees at seven ministries will […]

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Bali Government Will Provide Free PCR Tests For Citizens For those of you with COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with a confirmed patient, you can now take advantage of a free PCR test in Denpasar courtesy of the Bali provincial government. Bali Health Agency Chief, Ketut Suarjaya, announced the free service yesterday, […]

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Bali College Students Urge Government To Reopen International Borders During the National Labor Day, Denpasar National College Student Movement (GMNI) conveyed their aspiration to the central government to reopen the international travel corridor. The Head of Denpasar GMNI, I Putu Chandra Riantama criticized the central government’s policy to ban all international visitors to gain entry […]

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Bali Police Install Devices At Lights To Catch Traffic Violators Bali Police Department has begun installing electronic devices as part of the preparation stage of the Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) in Denpasar. This new system will automatically capture traffic violations such as speeding, expired registration, riding two-wheelers without a helmet, driving without a seatbelt […]

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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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