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More than 20,000 domestic tourists are visiting Bali daily, governor claims Talk in recent weeks has mostly focused on Bali’s international tourism, but Indonesia’s most popular destination is now seeing tourism numbers picking up by tens of thousands thanks to domestic holidaymakers, according to Bali Governor Wayan Koster. Koster said yesterday that around 20,000 domestic […]

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Bali to reopen to some foreign tourists from mid-October Indonesia will reopen its tourist island Bali for some international travllers, including those from China, New Zealand, and Japan, among others, from Oct. 14, Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan told reporters on Monday. Visitors will be required to quarantine for eight days, Luhut […]

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Bali vice governor wants Ngurah Rai airport to open for international flights Bali’s vice governor said he was disappointed with the central government’s decision to exclude Ngurah Rai International Airport from serving international arrivals. As laid out in a Transportation Ministry circular published early this week, only two airports ⁠— Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang […]

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Malls in Bali reopen today to trial run health protocols Malls across Bali have reopened to the public starting today in a “health protocol trial run,” as the province gears up for the possibility of leveling down on the tiered version of the Enforcement of Restrictions on Public Activities (PPKM) soon. Though Bali remains on […]

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The Cost Of Covid PCR Tests In Bali Reduced After Presidential Instruction The cost of the Covid-19 PCR tests in Bali has been significantly reduced as recently instructed by the President. The Head of the Bali Health Agency, Dr. Ketut Suarjaya confirmed that as a response to the instruction from President Jokowi through his official […]

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Indonesia extends COVID-19 curbs as infections spread in regions The government has extended its COVID-19 curbs on Java and Bali until Aug. 16, but will ease them in 26 areas, as official data showed infections have plunged in the capital Jakarta but are increasing elsewhere. In one of Asia’s worst epidemics, authorities restricted mobility to […]

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Bali gets hundreds of oxygen concentrators following supply crisis There’s a collective sigh of relief in Bali after the province received hundreds of oxygen concentrators from the central government, following an oxygen crisis officials confirmed only a few days ago. Earlier today, Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati told reporters that oxygen supply […]

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Pushback, confusion from non-essential sectors in Bali as authorities enforce mandatory closure Bali is witnessing anticipated pushback from businesses in non-essential sectors, as authorities enforce tighter restrictions that require them to close in a bid to scale down COVID-19 transmission in the province. The provincial government on Saturday issued a circular reaffirming that businesses in […]

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Bali Government Finally Imposes Emergency Partial Lockdown After Previously Refusing The Implementation After previously refusing to implement PPKM (the emergency partial lockdown) that was instructed by the President, Bali provincial government finally agreed to impose the policy on the island. Bali Regional Secretary, Dewa Made Indra who previously stated that Bali is currently not in […]

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Covid-19 Transmissions In Bali Are Currently Below 1% Bali officials have confirmed that Covid-19 transmissions on the island have been significantly reduced as the Covid-19 vaccine gets distributed to the residents. The Secretary of the Bali Covid-19 Handling Task Force, Made Rentin confirmed that the current active Covid-19 case is below 1% of the total […]

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