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Jakarta Signals Plans to Reopen Bali

Balipost.com and the State News Agency Antara quote Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan,  Indonesia’s Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, revealing official plans to reopen Bali to international and domestic tourism once the number of COVID-19 cases on the Island declines. During a coordinating meeting on tourism recovery held on Thursday, 25 February 2021, Luhut said that economic activity, including tourism, will […]

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3.9 Million Foreign Visitors Jan-Nov 2020

The National Statistics Agency (BPS) recorded 3.90 million foreign visitors to Indonesia from January through November 2020. As reported by NusaBali, this total represents a decrease of 73.6% compared to the same period in 2019 when 14.73 million foreign tourists came to Indonesia. Breaking down the arrival figures for the first eleven months of 2020, a spokesman for […]

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MARINE ECOSYSTEM PROJECT COMPLETED IN BALI SEA

After long delays posed by harsh weather conditions, marine conservation development in the Bali Sea along Buleleng coast is now complete. Indonesia Coral Reef Garden (ICRG) planted corals and various underwater structures across 7 hectares of the Bali Sea. The project is expected to restore conditions of the underwater ecosystem on the North Coast of Buleleng for […]

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HOTEL BOOKINGS RISE IN NUSA DUA AS HOLIDAYS APPROACH

The Managing Director of The Nusa Dua Hotel, I Gusti Ngurah Ardita, has said that hotel occupancy in November was relatively stable, and is noticeably increasing for December. This is a good indicator that Bali’s tourism sector is beginning to heal. “Hotels in Nusa Dua managed by the Indonesian Tourism Development Center (ITDC) confirmed an […]

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BALI AIRPORT ALLOWING SELECT INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS

Ngurah Rai International Airport has made exceptions with travel restrictions for certain international visitors. Stakeholder Relations Manager of Angkasa Pura, I Taufan Yudhistira, said that Ngurah Rai International Airport has allowed international access for business, foreign training, or medical contributions in Bali. “We are only allowing international entry for special circumstances.” Yudhistira said during an interview […]

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INDONESIA SETS NEW ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR BALI BEFORE REOPENING BORDERS

As plans to reopen the border arise, the Government of Indonesia has outlined new entry protocols and screening measures for international travelers. During an official visit in Tokyo on Friday (5/12), The Coordinator of Maritime and Investment Minister, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, expressed that he does not want to rush the reopening process without first ensuring that […]

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INDONESIA PLANS TO OPEN TRAVEL CORRIDORS WITH CHINA AND SINGAPORE

The Indonesian Transportation Minister, Budi Karya Sumadi is planning to open travel corridors for international visitors from China and Singapore. During a virtual National Coordination Meeting For Economic Recovery on Thursday Nov 26th 2020, Budi Karya mentioned that Indonesia should consider reopening the border, especially for the province of Bali as the island is economically dependent on […]

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BALI COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION STARTS CAMPAIGN TO PREPARE ISLAND FOR TOURISM REOPENING

A community run organization is coming together from all different backgrounds to help prepare Bali for reopening to international tourism. The campaign called “Bali KemBali” was declared in a meeting at the Sheraton Hotel on Jalan Pantai Kuta, Sunday Nov 15th 2020 at 4:00 pm. The goal of the campaign is to turn Bali into a […]

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TRADITIONAL DANCE FINALLY RETURN TO ULUWATU TEMPLE

After being suspended for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional dance performances finally returned to Uluwatu Temple with new health protocols in place. Kecak Dancers at Ulutwatu Temple returned for performances this weekend to entertain domestic tourists that traveled to Bali for the holiday weekend. A dancer from Karang Boma Dance Studio, Kadek […]

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Travel is the Best Therapy

What’s more, there’s little to indicate that we have reached either the “turning point” or the peak of the current crisis. Indeed those fearing “the worst is yet to come” may be sadly correct. One dire global prediction from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and Evaluation (IHME) estimates an astounding 4 million […]

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FIVELEMENTS RETREAT WELCOMING GUESTS WITH NEW HEALTH PROTOCOLS

Fivelements Retreat is welcoming guests with new health and safety protocols in place. As one of the most popular resorts in the Ubud area, Fivelements Retreat Bali offers a peaceful and rejuvenating experience to their beloved guests by surrounding them in wellness and nature. Nestled on the banks of Ayung River, Fivelements Retreat Bali is […]

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INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT INSPECTS BALI HOSPITAL IN PREPARATION FOR INTERNATIONAL TOURISM REOPENING

More signs are pointing towards Bali reopening for international tourism as Indonesian authorities inspected a Bali hospital to ensure it was ready to receive tourists if needed. Authorities from the Ministry of Foreign affairs and the Ministry of Health visited Sanglah Public Hospital in Denpasar on Friday Nov 13th 2020 to ensure the safety of tourists once Bali […]

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Electric Bus System Launched in Bali

The Provincial Government of Bali has launched a new electric bus service in Bali in a ceremony held at the Governor’s Residence in Denpasar on Friday, 06 November 2020. As reported by Tribun-Bali.com, the head of the Provincial Transportation Authority, I Gde Samsi Gunarta, said the trial operation of electric buses in the Strategic National Tourism Zone (KSPN) follows a decision […]

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Bali Toll Road Traffic Down by 75%

n the first two months of 2020, before the COVID-19 Pandemic outbreak, a daily average of 40,000 to 45,000 vehicles used the Bali Mandara Toll Road connecting Sanur-Kuta-Nusa Dua. More recently, amidst the tourism lockdown, that average number is closer to 8,000 vehicles per day. NusaBali calculates that the use of the Jalan Tol Bali Mandara has decreased in November 2020 […]

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CASES OF COVID-19 DROPPING IN BALI AS MOST OF ISLAND NO LONGER IN RED ZONE

The number of COVID-19 cases is dropping rapidly in Bali as most of the island is no longer considered in the ‘red zone’. Indonesian Military leaders are praising the Bali Provincial Government and the people for being disciplined with the strict health and safety protocols. The wearing of face masks, keeping hands sanitized and physical […]

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Health Protocols for Indonesian Divers

The Indonesian Ministry for Tourism and the Creative Economy is expanding and socializing its protocols for Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and the Environment (CHSE) for use by Indonesia’s diving and snorkeling industry. The Ministry of Tourism has socialized  CHSE standards for the diving and snorkeling sector on Tuesday, 06 October 2020, that are now shared on the Ministry’s Youtube channel. The Ministry’s […]

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