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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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Bali tourism industry will receive US$78.5 million in economic stimulus The Indonesian government has announced that the Bali tourism industry will receive US $78.5 million (IDR 1,1 trillion) in stimulus funding to help survive the pandemic and prepare health protocols for the eventual return of tourism. Bali will receive the largest part of the national […]

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Hygiene facilities in Bali’s tourist sites to receive facelift amid pandemic The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry is set to revitalize hygiene facilities at several tourist sites in Bali in November. Wawan Gunawan, the ministry’s regional II destination development director, said that the revitalization program would take in place in one city and eight regencies, […]

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Bali tourism industry concerned with Australia’s plan to restrict overseas travel until late 2021 The increasing likelihood that Australia’s borders will remain closed for international travel until late next year appears to have added another layer of concerns among tourism players in Bali, many of whom had been counting on the return of foreign travelers […]

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Indonesia halts automatic stay permit extensions for foreigners, announces ‘new normal’ immigration policy Indonesian health officials yesterday conducted a simulation for COVID-19 vaccination in Bali’s Badung regency, as the country gears up preparations to distribute potential vaccines for the infectious disease. The Health Ministry has chosen two community health clinics (Puskesmas) in Bali and Bogor, […]

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Bali adds stricter screening measures for visitors Bali will remain open to domestic tourism for the time being, as officials announce stricter screening measures for incoming visitors following a surge in COVID-19 cases on the island. “I don’t think we would want to open Bali for tourism without limits […] So we will be placing […]

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New virus cases knock hopes of reviving Southeast Asia’s holiday hotspots A spike in coronavirus infections in Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali and Thailand’s first locally transmitted case in 100 days have dealt further blows to Southeast Asian hopes of reviving vital tourism industries. Plans to reopen Bali to foreign tourists from September have been […]

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