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Australia’s International Travel Ban Threatens Any Hope Of Recovery For Bali Tourism

The recent announcement that the Australian government could extend the international travel ban on its citizens until the end of 2021, threatens any hope of a Bali tourism recovery. Australian Government Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg said that international borders would remain closed until at least the end of 2021 in an address last week.  “International travel, …

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Two men from Britain and Australia Arrested In Bali For Possession

 Two men from Britain and Australia have been arrested on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali for possession of methamphetamine and ecstasy, police said Thursday. Collum Park from Britain was arrested Tuesday night with 11.8 grams of methamphetamine and 15 ecstasy pills, Denpasar police chief Jansen Panjaitan said in a statement. Park has been in Bali …

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Paul Koodravsev: Australian Man Dies In Bali After Having COVID

An Australian man from Perth has died in Bali, three weeks after contracting COVID-19. 62-year-old Paul Koodravsev who lived in the town of Sanur, tested positive for the virus on July 25 and was admitted to the Udayana University Hospital COVID ward July 31st. Paul Koodravsev, 62 (Image: Facebook) The head of Bali Health Services, …

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Australia Prepares For Thousands of Travelers Returning Home From Bali

Western Australia health officials are preparing for thousands of Australians to return home after visa changes in Bali forced many to leave. On July 12th, the Indonesian government announced that emergency visas would expire for thousands of Australian travelers who sheltered in Bali during the coronavirus lockdown. 10 days later, the government announced changes that …

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Sarah Connor Lands In Australia After Serving 4 Years For Bali Police Officer’s Death

Sara Connor has arrived home in Australia after serving almost four years in a Bali prison over the death of a local police officer. Connor landed at Byron airport last night wearing a face mask and boarded a bus under police guard.The Byron Bay local was given an early release from her five year sentence last …

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Australian Media Say Indonesia Is The Next Hotspot And Government Response Has Been ‘Dreadful’

Australian media outlet, The Sydney Morning Herald says Indonesia, including Bali is the next Covid-19 hotspot and that the government response to the pandemic has been ‘dreadful’. The report blasted the Indonesia government saying ” the Indonesian government’s coronavirus response has been dreadful’ due to low testing rates and information that was withheld by authorities.  …

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Bali Won’t See Australians Until 2021 As Borders Expected To Stay Closed

Australians hoping for a Bali holiday had their hopes dashed, with the Tourism Minister saying the Australia’s border is likely to stay closed until next year. Simon Birmingham said the decision to close the border was one of the main reasons for Australia’s success in fighting COVID-19 and it would not be lifted for general …

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Australians Banned From Traveling To Bali For Another Three Months

The Australian government has quashed the hopes of a travel corridor with Bali anytime soon, as Aussies were banned from leaving the country for another 3 months.  Australians will be banned from leaving the country until at least the middle of September as the Covid-19 travel ban was quietly extended. Australian citizens were controversially forbidden …

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Bali Planning On Reopening To Australia and 3 Other Countries In New Tourism Corridor

The Indonesian government has planned to open a tourism corridor with China, Japan, South Korea, and Australia. Deputy of Tourism Coordination and Creative Economy at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Odo RM Manuhutu, said that his office is discussing the matter with the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Tourism and Creative Economy …

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Two Australians Test Positive In Bali As Governor Issues Warning

Two Australians have tested positive for Covid-19 in Bali the same day that Governor Wayan Koster issued a new warning that the virus is spreading. One, aged 66, is now in Udayana University Hospital and the other, aged 52, from Victoria, is being held in a quarantine centre in Denpasar according to 7News.  Both men …

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‘It Could Be Two Years Before It’s Safe To Travel To Bali’ Australian Medical Association

The Australian Medical Association has said that it could be two years before it’s safe to travel to Bali and developing countries reported 9 News Perth. 9 News Interview with President of the Australia Medical Association.  The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is the most influential membership organization representing Doctors in Australia. Although the AMA does …

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Australian Man Has Died In Bali After Complaining of Breathing Problems

A 53-year-old man who died in Bali late on Tuesday night complained of breathing problems to his girlfriend shortly before passing.  A copy of the man’s passport obtained by The Sydney Morning Herald said his name was David William John Sparenburg. He died in a boarding house in Munggu, Mengwi Village, in Badung regency. The victim had …

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