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New Zealand Family Stuck In Bali Say Lockdown ‘Not Heavily Enforced’

A New Zealander living in Bali says her family has no choice but to “hunker down” and wait out the COVID-19 crisis on the island. Amy Montagu and her partner John de Monchy relocated to Bali with their three young sons last year. Attempts to return home in recent weeks have been thwarted by flight cancellations and …

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Model Who Taunted Police With Lavish Life in Bali Caught

A male model who fled the country to escape justice for dealing illegal steroids has been caught 6,000 miles away in southeast Asia.  Terrence Murrell, 31, admitted to supplying class C drugs in Wales but failed to turn up at his sentencing hearing. Rather than lay low, he chose to broadcast his freedom with snaps …

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Photos of Bali Reveal How The Once-Packed Tourist Island Has Become a Ghost Town

The streets of Bali that were once bustling with tourists are now empty as Indonesia struggles during the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of Bali residents have been left jobless after the Indonesian government declared a total state of emergency banning all non-citizens from entering the country. The streets of Bali that were once bustling with tourists are now unrecognisable as …

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Bali Reports 43 Confirmed Cases As Indonesia Rises to 2491

According to Bali authorities, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the island has increased to 43.  2 people have died and 18 have recovered. The Health Ministry announced 218 new confirmed COVID-19 cases total on Monday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 2,491. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the ministry’s …

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International Travelers Arriving in Bali Down 95%

According to the the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, foreign tourist arrivals have dropped 95%. The decline is mosty attributed to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, I Putu Astawa told The Bali Sun that only 500 international visitors arrive on the island per day since the travel bans began. Bali recieved …

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Bali’s Tourism-dependent Economy is ‘Collapsing’ Due Travel Bans

Mangku Nyoman Kandia has been a tour guide in Bali since 1984. He says he’s lost track of the number of people he has taken on tours from around the world, but nothing has prepared him for this. “No tourist, no money,” he said simply. There are few places in the world where hospitality and …

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Bali Has 27 Confirmed Cases As Indonesia Approaches 2000

According to Government Spokesperson, Achmad Yurianto, Bali now has 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Indonesia has recorded 1986 positive cases as of April 4th, 2020, according to the John Hopkins University.  Data released by the Bali government shows that 10 people have recovered and 2 have died from the novel Coronavirus.  According to a new …

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Shutdown In Bali: No Tourists and Empty Streets In Paradise

Bali’s streets and beaches are like you’ve never seen them before – devoid of tourists and traffic. Once packed beaches now sit empty (Photo: Matt George) As the police, military and disaster mitigation agency again conducted widespread disinfectant spraying using water cannons, and Bali beaches were closed to the public, the holiday island’s state of …

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Indonesia President Declares Bali Is Closed To ALL Tourists

Indonesia is to ban all foreign ­arrivals and transit passengers through the country, including Bali, one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, as the nation struggles to contain infection and mortality rates from the corona­virus. The decision follows similar moves by countries across Southeast Asia, although Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said foreigners with residency …

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All Major Beaches In Bali Closed

The Badung government continues closing places where large groups gather and this time it was the Canggu beaches. After Kuta beach was closed a few days ago, all access to the beaches through ​​Canggu, (Echo Beach), Tibubeneng (Berawa) have now been blocked to the public. Authorities say that the beaches were closed because they became …

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Hundreds of Foreign Nationals Flee Bali

Hundreds of foreigners departed Bali over the weekend, some with chartered flights organized by their respective governments, following flight cancelations across the globe amid the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Ngurah Rai Immigration office said in a statement that over 200 foreigners, consisting mostly of German nationals, boarded a chartered German Airlines flight on Saturday headed for …

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