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Indonesia Extends International Flight Ban To January 28

The temporary closure of international flights to Indonesia has been extended to January 28/21. President Joko Widodo made the call in efforts to control virus transmission into the country. Additional measures, such as partial lockdowns in Bali and Java, are aligned in the same time frame.  (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) The …

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Transport Crews To Bali No Longer Get Free Testing At Gilimanuk Port

As Bali Governor extends the testing upon entry requirement, initially set to end on Jan 8/21, he has additionally revised the decree. Logistics carrier crews will no longer have access to free rapid antigen testing at Gilimanuk Port. Like everyone else, they too must provide proof of documentation prior, or pay to use the facility …

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Bali Government Will Not Penalize Those Who Refuse Vaccine

The provincial government of Bali has announced that there will be no sanctions for citizens who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine.  Originally the regional government of Bali announced that people who refuse COVID-19 vaccination can face a sentence of up to 1 year imprisonment.  The announcement was made through Bali Health Agency; Ketut Suarjaya, stated on Tuesday …

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Negligent Driving Causes Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Bali

A fatal accident involving two motorcycles on the intersection of Jalan Mahendradata and Jalan Soputan, Denpasar occurred early Sunday morning (10/1). (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) The collision occurred at 2:00am, resulting in the instant loss of 22-year-old Kadek Agus, and injuries to a 16-year-old (initials BP) who maintained consciousness as he …

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40 Hotels And Restaurants In Bali Reject Proposed Gov’t Bailout Saying It’s Not Enough

The Indonesian Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry allotted a combined grant of USD264,285 (IDR3.7 billion) to 120 hotels and restaurants in Klungkung District. Out of which, 40 have declined the government aid stating it’s simply not enough.  (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) 91 hotels and 29 restaurants were qualified by the central …

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Balinese Flight Attendant Was On Board Sriwijaya Flight That Crashed

A Bali native and Sriwijaya Air flight attendant, Mia Zet Setiani Wadu, was on board flight SJY-182 as it lost contact with Air Traffic Control (ATC) four minutes after takeoff from Jakarta on Saturday (9/1). The flight was delayed due to weather conditions as it departed from Soekarno-Hatta Airport at 2:36pm with 43 adult passengers, …

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Instagram Influencer Sues Photographer After Explicit Video In Bali Went Viral

Social media influencer, Melda Rosita, sued her photographer for sharing explicit footage of her during her vacation in Nusa Penida. Rosita filed a report to the Bali Police Department after video footage of her partially nude surfaced online.  The incident occurred as the photographer was taking photos of the influencer, when her dress slipped exposing …

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Bali Gov’t To Distribute Financial Aid To Families In Badung During Lockdown

Badung Regent, Nyoman Giri Prasta, has announced that he will distribute cash assistance to every household in Badung during the upcoming partial lockdown. As many local businesses will be heavily impacted by new restrictions, the regency hopes the program will lighten the burden. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) The partial lockdown is …

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Transport Bus Bribes Officers To Gain Entry Into Bali Without Test Documents

Jembrana Military recently received information of bribery at Gilimanuk Port. A transport bus allegedly bribed officers to gain entry into Bali without adequate testing documents. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) At the start of the holiday season, the provincial government issued a decree requiring all domestic entries into Bali to provide proof …

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Bali Officials Increase Fines For Foreigners Refusing To Follow Protocols

Governor Wayan Koster highlighted the number of foreign nationals refusing to comply with health protocols in Bali. He has decided to take firm action by forbidding entry into tourist sites and restaurants to individuals refusing to abide by protocols. In addition, officials have decided to increase fines to noncompliant foreigners so they may take protocols …

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Indonesian Socialite Claimed To Book All Seats On Chartered Flight To Bali

Indonesian socialite, Richard Muljadi, claimed he boarded a private chartered flight from Jakarta to Bali on Batik Air on Monday (4/1). The airline denies the claims.  A video posted on Muljadi’s social media went viral after he stated that he booked as many seats as possible for him and his partner on a flight to …

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Private Jet Rental Services Soar Amidst Partial Lockdown In Bali

Private jet rentals in Bali continue to increase into next month despite the partial lockdown set to be implemented from January 11th to 25th. The Director of Indojet Sarana Aviasi, Stefanus explained that the bookings of private jet rentals have not been affected by the upcoming partial lockdown in Bali and Java island.  (Image: ©The …

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