Australian travelers make up most of the international visitors in Bali since the border reopened a few months ago.
The Head of the Bali Tourism Office, Tjok Bagus Pemayun, confirmed that most of the 46,176 international visitors who arrived in Bali as of Friday (22/4) were from Australia. With the thriving Bali tourism sector, the Bali provincial government asked the central government to resume the visa on arrival program for even more countries.
“After receiving input from the tourism sector, we finally proposed to the central government the resumption of the VoA program to another 16 countries, mostly from Europe,” Pemayun said.
However, he admitted that Bali can’t expect visitors from China as the Chinese government is still implementing a strict quarantine policy.
Nonetheless, Bali is now expecting more visitors from ASEAN countries. The central government has recently resumed a free visa policy for travelers from 9 ASEAN countries: Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Thailand.
But despite dropping travel restrictions and resuming international flights, the hotel occupancy in most of Bali, such as Lovina, is still considered low.
The government has been promoting Bali tourism through social media to attract more domestic and international visitors.
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