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Bali Travel Ban Has Been Extended By Seven Days

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The Indonesian Police Department has announced that the current domestic travel ban has been extended for seven more days.

The Head of Operations from the Police Department, Kombes Pol Rudy Antariksawan confirmed that the travel ban is extended until the 24th of May 2021. “The domestic travel ban that was planned to end by the 17th of May has been extended until the 24th of May 2021.” Kombes Pol Rudy said on Friday (14/5). He also said that any caught violating this policy will be sent home.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

As The Bali Sun previously reported the central government decided to implement this travel ban policy to prevent a surge of Covid-19 cases during the holiday season, especially when the preparation of reopening the international travel corridor is in its final stages. Kombes Pol Rudy also explained that the officers are prepared with 381 different guard houses that are spread out to ensure that no one can travel while the ban is in place.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

Meanwhile, The Head of the Indonesian Police Department, General Listyo Sigit Prabowo stated that the travel ban policy was implemented to reduce Covid-19 transmission, especially to senior citizens who have higher risk of having stronger symptoms once they are infected. “I just hope that the people can understand the current situation that we’re facing. This policy was made to protect our people, especially the senior citizens, so the mortality rate from Covid-19 could be reduced.” General Listyo concluded.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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Saffwan

Monday 17th of May 2021

This article is misleading showing a picture showing the airport. The travel ban has been extended to people traveling by bus or car. The travel ban via airlines is only until the 17th of May.

Ron

Monday 17th of May 2021

There's a hundred new Covid cases everyday with sadly 5 deaths. 5 weeks till the international border opens. This is a sad situation. Bali has mismanaged the coronavirus from the start. All we hear are lies.

Kriss

Sunday 16th of May 2021

Good goverment take care of its ppl!

Ganivet

Sunday 16th of May 2021

I bet this will be extended for at least another 7 days, don't buy airplane ticket before 1st of June!

Lingus

Sunday 16th of May 2021

you just dont get it !!!!