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Bali Tourism Association Plans Rally Against Current Travel Restrictions

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The tourism association in Bali plan to rally against the current travel requirements, which contribute to the tourism sector’s struggle to survive.

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The Head of the Bali Tourism Board, IB Agung Partha Adnyana, confirmed that he plans to rally against the travel requirements which hinder international travelers from visiting the island.

“We’ve sent an open letter to the president 3 weeks ago and proposed a revision to this travel policy, but we haven’t received any response from him. If they keep ignoring us until the end of December, we plan to rally against the policy,” Adnyana said.

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Adnyana stated that he has been communicating this rally with all the tourism stakeholders on the island. They plan to do it in early January 2021. “This letter has an expiry date, so we will likely do this on January. 52% of Bali’s GDP is dependant on tourism and people can’t wait any longer,” Adnyana added.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Bali Marginal Tourism Alliance, I Wayan Puspanegara, stated that this step was initiated to save the Bali economy from prolonged crisis.

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Puspanegara explained that many laid-off workers from hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions have been waiting for an actual open-border policy that will allow international visitors to visit the island with ease. However, he also stated that the rally shouldn’t cause any more chaos during this difficult time.

“Despite rallying during this partial lockdown implementation, we’ll keep complying with prevention protocols. Most tourism workers are vaccinated. Besides, we’ve already lost our patience as we haven’t seen any international tourists while many people and businesses are dying,” Puspanegara concluded.

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Sunday 12th of December 2021

The only language they fear and respect is force (cf. Papua).

Jamie falzon

Saturday 11th of December 2021

Do we need a visa to visit bali for 21 days

Maureen Muntz

Sunday 12th of December 2021

@Jamie fayes lzon, yes you do and its costly and very hard to do


Saturday 11th of December 2021

I pray and hope Bali opens its doors to tourism soon. Miss beautiful Bali and my Balinese friends. It will surely help the economy over there.

Tom Hinds

Saturday 11th of December 2021

Bali being an island that relies on tourism should be able to ensure that the only people entering the island are fully vaccinated with a negative test. Do that and you will have Australians back providing the prices are competitive.

Antony bevan

Friday 10th of December 2021

It super easy no double jab your not allowed in to bali pcr test before you can get on plane.. understand and follow the rules wear a mask wash your hands regularly check government website