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Tourist Claims He Waited Five Hours In ‘Massive’ Immigration Line

Update: Travel blogger Sebastian Powell has been asked to leave Bali after claiming he waited 5 hours in line. Officials say the story was fabricated. Original Story Now Continues: Bali is in the middle of its tourism peak season. From June through to the end of September is when the island welcomes the most amount …

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Plans For New North Bali Airport Officially Off Government Priority List

The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has removed a total of eight major construction projects from the list of National Strategic Projects. One of these eight scrapped projects is the contentious North Bali Airport. Discussions about creating another international airport in Bali have been ongoing for years. A project was launched to get the North …

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New Zealand Launches New Biosecurity Measures For Travelers Returning From Bali

Australia has been increasing biosecurity measures for the last few weeks for travelers returning from Bali, and other destinations in Indonesia. This has been due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle on the island. Australia has launched a campaign to get travelers returning from Bali to ditch their flip-flops and has …

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Bali Airport Celebrates Welcoming Over 4.2 Million Passengers In First Half Of 2022

Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport has hit another passenger milestone in the last week of June. Authorities from the airport have released passenger data for the first six months of 2022, and as was hoped, numbers are considerably better than in 2020, and 2021.  Over the course of June, Bali Airport welcomes a total of …

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Malaysia’s Batik Air Lands First Flight In Bali Since 2020

In recent weeks major airlines have been resuming their flight services to Bali. This week it was the turn of Malaysia’s Batik Air. The airline, previously known as Malindo, is now part of the Indonesian Lion Air group. The resumption of the Kuala Lumpur-Bali route comes as welcome news for travelers of all kinds, especially …

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Bali Airport Gets A New ‘VVIP’ Terminal Ahead Of G20 Summit

In November this year, Bali is hosting the G20 Summit. Ahead of the international conference, the Bali government has announced that they are constructing a VVIP terminal at the island’s only international airport.  The Minister for Public Works and Public Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono, confirmed that construction is already underway and 20% completed. The intention is …

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Disruptions Minimized As Six Flights Diverted To Bali Airport

Sunday 22nd May was a day of disruptions at Bali airport as the runaway saw six flights diverted from Juanda International Airport and called into land. Flights we diverted to Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport after disaster struck at Surabaya’s international airport in Java. Thankfully, air traffic controllers at both airports managed the situation with ease …

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Bali Airport Receives Significant Amount Of Australian Tourists

Australian travelers make up most of the international visitors in Bali since the border reopened a few months ago. The Head of the Bali Tourism Office, Tjok Bagus Pemayun, confirmed that most of the 46,176 international visitors who arrived in Bali as of Friday (22/4) were from Australia. With the thriving Bali tourism sector, the …

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Tourist Driver Threatens To Assault A Flight Crew Member At Bali Airport

A tourist driver threatened a cabin crew member while offering his services at the Bali Ngurah Rai Airport area on Friday morning (22/4). The Head of Criminal Investigation Bureau, Iptu Kadek Supendodi, confirmed that a suspect, I Wayan S (a.k.a. Wayan Ompong) from Rendang, Karangasem, threatened a cabin crew member with the initials SF (age …

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Bali Airport Re-implements Covid Test Requirement For Double Vaccinated Travelers

The Bali Ngurah Rai Airport has officially re-implemented the Covid-19 test requirement for double vaccinated domestic travelers. The Stakeholder Relations Manager of Angkasa Pura I for Bali Ngurah Rai Airport, Taufan Yudhistira, confirmed that double vaccinated domestic visitors are now required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test upon their arrival at Bali Ngurah …

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Turkish Airlines Resumes The Istanbul-Bali Flight Route

Turkish Airlines has officially landed a flight at the international terminal of Bali Ngurah Rai Airport for the first time since 2020. The President of Angkasa Pura I, Faik Fahmi, confirmed that Turkish Airlines has resumed the Istanbul – Bali route and has landed its first flight at Bali Ngurah Rai Airport on Tuesday evening …

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Qatar Airways Lands Its First Flight In Bali Since 2020

Qatar Airways has officially landed a flight at the international terminal of Bali Ngurah Rai Airport on Sunday (27/3) for the first time since 2020. The General Manager of Angkasa Pura I for Bali Airport, Herry AY Sikado, confirmed that Qatar Airways has resumed its international routes and has begun transporting passengers to Bali Airport. …

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