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Bali Officials Suggest Adding Visa On Arrival To Another 18 Countries

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An official of the Bali Tourism Agency has suggested that the government extend the visa on arrival program to another 18 countries to boost Bali tourism.

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The Head of the Bali Tourism Agency, Tjok Bagus Pemayun, confirmed that he has proposed that the central government resume the VoA program to 18 additional countries, namely: China, India, Switzerland, Spain, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Poland, Chille, Morocco, Tunisia, Hongkong, Denmark, Belgium, Hungary, Russia, and Ukraine.

He believes this will help revive the Bali tourism sector, which has been heavily affected by the pandemic.

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The additional countries were identified after considering which countries had a significant impact on Bali’s economy before the Covid-19 pandemic.

“China and India are among those selected countries as a large number of visitors to Bali came from there before the pandemic struck,” Pemayun said on Tuesday (15/3). However, Pemayun admitted that he didn’t try to insist on his proposal, considering that India and China used to be epicenters of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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“We only filed a proposal, but I believe that the officials of the National Covid-19 Handling Task Force have their own assessment regarding the current situation,” Pemayun concluded.

As The Bali Sun previously reported, the central government has resumed the visa on arrival program to 28 select countries. They also dropped the quarantine policy as part of their effort to revive the Bali tourism sector.

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Rafael

Friday 18th of March 2022

So Morocco and Tunisia OK but Algeria NO ... not fair

Vinancy

Friday 18th of March 2022

Please skips the PCR test for departure and arrival, because some of tourists want to come and they already recover from covid but the PCR test must be negatif,it is bit difficult.because once you already have PCR test it is can stay for 3 months or more. Maybe recover COVID papers from the doctors is can be use.thankyou

Mea

Friday 18th of March 2022

When will that happen?

Rod Hossack

Thursday 17th of March 2022

What about South Africans.????? We have been visiting Indonesia, even built a house in South Sumba, for 32 years non stop and are still being refused access. Most unfair. Please do something about this Bali Sun. Rgds. [email protected]

Randy

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

@Rod Hossack, Bali Sun can't do much. Wait n see they will add more. Surprisingly Saudi Arabia is added. Hmmm.

Christophe

Thursday 17th of March 2022

I do not think it is right to invite tourists from Russia to visit Bali as long as Putin's aggression is underway in Ucraina.

JR

Saturday 19th of March 2022

@Christophe, Agree