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Bali Will Close Kuta Beach Early On New Year’s Eve

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Authorities from the Denpasar police department have officially announced that Kuta Beach will close at 11:00 pm on New Year’s Eve.

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The Head of the Denpasar Police Department, Kombes Pol Jansen Avitus Panjaitan, confirmed that Kuta Beach would stop receiving visitors before midnight on New Year’s Eve.

“Following the Home Affairs Minister’s Instruction Number 66 and Bali Governor’s Decree Number 30 Year 2021, we will impose the 11:00 pm curfew on New Year’s Eve,” Jansen said on Tuesday (28/12). This is to avoid any large gathering on the beach area.

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However, Jansen stated that both visitors and local vendors are still allowed access to the beach earlier in the afternoon. Strict prevention protocols will be implemented.

Fireworks are also banned on New Year’s Eve as they might attract more people to the beach area. “Nobody is allowed to bring any kind of fireworks on the beach, including the local vendors. We will punish all violators,” Jansen added.

Despite being allowed to enter Kuta Beach, people must park their vehicles outside the Kuta area.

“A total of 1,146 officers along with local village authorities will be deployed to secure the Denpasar and Southern Badung District areas. They will enforce that everyone must go to the beach area by foot,” Kombes Pol Jansen concluded.

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Vicki

Saturday 1st of January 2022

The people in charge would have trouble running a day care centre for children , let alone a thriving economy which Bali was before 2020, absolutely unbelievable,

Don Havig

Friday 31st of December 2021

Just another idiotic idea,they will stay open till 11 pm but then spend a fortune on 2000 police to remove their own people (Indonesians) 1 hour before midnight. Just another nail in the coffin of Bali tourism

Mac Darvish

Friday 31st of December 2021

They don't have to close the beach, the tourism industry is finished.

Paul Morris

Friday 31st of December 2021

@Mac Darvish, totally agree with you Bali is finished as a tourist destination the island of the gods will soon be the island of the dead.

Maureen Muntz

Thursday 30th of December 2021

When are australian,s getting to bali, no visa no qarantine, we are all vaxed

Heinz Schirmaier

Thursday 30th of December 2021

Another nail in the coffin for Bali. Why do these government geniuses think people come to Bali? To sit in their hotel rooms and sip tea? Plain stupidity and anti tourism. Screw the natives, let them find another way of making a living, like stealing, selling drugs and other illegal activities. The police keep their job and the jails stay full. Asinine!!!