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Bali Is Still Not Receiving Any Bookings From International Visitors

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Despite the implementation of the travel bubble program, Bali hasn’t received any bookings from potential international travelers.

The Head of the Bali Tourism Agency, I Putu Astawa admitted that the Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport hasn’t received any arrival schedules for international flights as the international terminal will officially re-open on October 14th 2021. “We haven’t received any information regarding the arrival of international flights at the Bali Airport for tomorrow.” Astawa said on Wednesday (13/10).

Astawa also said that Bali hasn’t recorded any reservations for international visitors until the end of October. However, Astawa is still optimistic that this travel bubble program will be a good start for Bali’s tourism sector to start recovering from the current crisis. Meanwhile the Deputy Chief of Bali Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), I Gusti Ngurah Rai Suryawijaya stated that this situation was a direct impact from the implemented quarantine policy for international travelers.

“We don’t see any bookings, and I think the problem is our quarantine policy. While many other countries such as Thailand, Srilanka, Dubai and Maldives are open without quarantine.” Suryawijaya said on Monday (11/10). He also explained that the 5 days of quarantine for travelers is still a problem, especially for Bali’s Asian market where the majority of them tend to spend less than a week in Bali.

Other than that, he was also concerned that many potential travelers became reluctant to visit the island as they are now required to prepare a bigger traveling budget to undergo this quarantine in an appointed hotel in Bali.

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Karamapala

Saturday 16th of October 2021

Some rich people say, even they have money for the quarantine expenses, they won't come as they don't want to spend five days in the same place. Boring.

By the time they finish the 5 days quarantine, they are "tired" and loose their spirit and excitement to be in bali.

Lynne

Saturday 16th of October 2021

They are quite frankly ridiculous, they need to relook at their situation seriously and quickly....

Clive Stapleton

Friday 15th of October 2021

Yes he's right about the quarantine it needs to be lifted No one wants to spend even five days stuck in a hotel and having to pay for it, That's a week of your holiday gone,

Baiq Rohyalaini

Friday 15th of October 2021

I do understand why no International booking,no one tourist to come because you people still stupid rule. Why has to sitting in Quarantine and test while people have full vaccination. No other country has rule like that accept people no vaccination yes need Quarantine. But indonesian Guverment take away the rule,sure tourist will come.

Wayan Bo

Friday 15th of October 2021

Vaccination lower only the risk to become sick and nothing else, in holidays is risk to become sick always much higher. - Prices are to high and IDR exchange rates are by far to high against US$, € and £. - We will see if anybody will come, and who will come.

Rick Novak

Sunday 17th of October 2021

@Wayan Bo, Vaccinated tourists are FAR less likely to bring new mutant strains of COVID to Bali.