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Increase In Bali Covid Cases Blamed On Foreigners Not Wearing Masks

Bali’s Covid-19 Task Force has announced a slight increase in positive cases in Bali over the course of this week. Speaking to local news outlets the Covid-19 Task Force announced that in the last three days, since Tuesday 21st June, there as been over 100 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 in the Canggu area.  The …

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Bali Tourism Industry Relieved As New Zealand Scraps PCR Tests

New Zealand has been regarded as having one of the toughest and most uncompromising approaches to handling the Covid-19 pandemic. As the country’s strategy has proven successful and international borders around the world open up again, New Zealand has finally scrapped the pre-flight PCR test for vaccinated travelers. This comes as huge news for the …

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Official Clarifies Statement On New Covid Variant In Bali And Encourages Vaccinations

On Friday 10th June 2022, Bali’s Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin held a press conference to announce the news that there was a new variant of Covid-19 spreading in Bali. He said that four cases of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 were detected in Bali for the first time in May.  He told the public ‘the …

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Health Minister Confirms New Covid-19 Variant Is Spreading In Bali

Indonesia’s Ministry of Health held a press conference on Friday 10th June 2022 to confirm the discovery of four cases of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 in Bali for the first time.  Speaking to local media, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said that ‘Currently variants under monitoring, that are actively circulating include Omicron BA.4 and BA.5. …

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Indonesia Removes Testing For International Arrivals Including Bali

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo has announced a removal of the outdoor mask mandate and pre arrival testing for international travelers. This including the popular island paradise of Bali. The announcement was made in a press conference broadcast to the nation from the Presendital Palace in Bogor, West Java, on Tuesday 17th May.  Jokowi shared …

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Indonesian Vice President Says ‘Don’t Worry’ About Covid In Bali

The Vice President of Indonesia, Ma’ruf Amin, told the media in a press statement delivered on the 10th of May, that tourists do not need to worry about Covid-19 in Bali.  Speaking at an event for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (UMKM), Amin said that due to the success of the vaccination program, that transmission …

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Sisters Miss Flight To Bali In PCR Test Disaster

What is being touted as a ‘simple mistake’ has resulted in disaster for Australian sisters heading to Bali for a holiday. Jessie and Angie Carr were due to fly from Sydney to Denpasar, Bali on Monday 9th May, but had to reschedule their plans after one of their PCR tests was 2-hours out of the …

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Level 2 Restrictions For Businesses Extended In Bali And Java

Despite the opening of borders and the resumption of the visa on arrival program, the Indonesian government has decided to extend the Level 2 Covid-19 restrictions for the foreseeable future.  According to Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the government has decided to keep the Level 2 enforcements in place indefinitely. He …

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Four Regions In Bali Record Zero New Cases Of Covid

The right kind of positive news about Covid is coming from Bali today. On Thursday 5th May, four districts, known as regencies in Bali, recorded zero positive cases of Covid-19. Across the whole island, only 13 positive cases were recorded and zero deaths. This comes as very welcome news for all who live in Bali …

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VietJet Air Resumes Its Bali-Vietnam Flight Route

Vietnam’s low-budget airline VietJet has announced that their Bali-Vietnam route has resumed. This comes as welcome news for international tourism companies and local Balinese business owners alike. The re-opening of the Bali-Vietnam route reflects a huge step forward in a more globalized re-opening of international travel. This signals an increase in confidence from governments and …

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Over 1 Million Bali Residents Have Received Their Booster Shot

An official from the Health Office has confirmed that over 1 million Bali residents have received the Covid-19 vaccine booster. The Head of Bali Health Office, Dr. I Nyoman Gede Anom, confirmed that 1/4 of all Bali residents have received the booster shot as of April. He also stated that the Covid-19 booster vaccination program …

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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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