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Bali Hotels Suffer Amid Travel Ban

The Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) for Bali has confirmed that Ubud has received zero bookings during the holiday season in May 2021. The Head of Gianyar PHRI, Adit Pande said that during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday season this year, the hotels and restaurants in Ubud recorded almost zero reservations since Wednesday (12/5). This …

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Bali Vice Governor Confirms Border To Reopen By July

Bali Vice Governor Cok Ace has confirmed that the island’s borders will reopen to international visitors by July of this year. With new variants of Covid-19 detected in Bali, speculations of extended border closures began circulating. However, Cok Ace has just stated that reopening plans remain intact.  As The Bali Sun previously reported, the new …

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Singapore Airlines Postponed Plan To Re-Open Direct Flights With Bali

The plan to open direct flights between Bali and Singapore that was supposed to start on May 4th 2021 has been postponed. As The Bali Sun previously reported, Bali Airport authorities have officially announced that Singapore Airlines will resume the direct flights between Bali and Singapore in May 2021. But apparently, authorities from several Indonesian …

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Bali College Students Urge Government To Reopen International Borders

During the National Labor Day, Denpasar National College Student Movement (GMNI) conveyed their aspiration to the central government to reopen the international travel corridor. The Head of Denpasar GMNI, I Putu Chandra Riantama criticized the central government’s policy to ban all international visitors to gain entry into the island since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Bali’s …

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Water Transportation Businesses Face More Potential Loss

The Water Transportation Business Association (Gapasdap) has predicted that they could potentially lose millions of dollars from the upcoming travel ban policy. The Head of Padangbai Gapasdap, Anang Heru said that the water transportation business has to face another challenge due to the travel ban policy that will be implemented during the Eid Al-Fitr Celebration …

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30% Of Bali Hotels Decide To Shut Down Operations During Travel Ban

Around 30% of hotels in Bali that are registered with the Bali Hotel Association (BHA) have decided to close their operations during the upcoming travel ban. The Executive Director of the Bali Hotel Association, Diah Ajung confirmed that around 30% of their members have recently decided to close their operations when the internal travel ban …

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Foreign National Stuck At Sea After Running Out Of Fuel

A 23-year-old man named Agie from the Philippines has been rescued from the Nusa Penida coastal area by Bali authorities after being stuck for hours on his jet ski. The Head of the Denpasar Search and Rescue (SAR) Team, Gede Darmada confirmed that the foreign national was stuck on his jet ski along with his …

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Bali Officials Confirm That Bali Is Ready To Receive International Tourist This Year

Bali Provincial government has announced that Bali is ready to start receiving international travelers when the border reopens in June or July this year. Bali Vice Governor, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) confirmed that Bali has met all the requirements to begin receiving international visitors. “Preparation stages such as distributing the Covid-19 vaccine …

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Officials Confirmed There’s No More Red Zone Areas In All Bali Regions

Bali Officials have confirmed that after more than one year of the Covid-19 pandemic, Bali has finally reduced the Covid-19 transmission significantly. The Secretary of the Bali Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Made Rentin said that all nine regions across the island were cleared from red zone areas. “Thankfully, we finally reduced the Covid transmissions …

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Tourism Minister Reassures Bali Reopening Plan Is Still On Track

The Indonesian Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno has confirmed that the reopening of the international travel corridor is on track amid the surge of Covid-19 cases in Bali recently. Recently, officials from the Covid-19 Handling Task Force explained that the majority of the regions in Bali have turned back into red zone areas as Covid transmissions …

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Vice Governor Asks Central Government To Keep Bali Open For Domestic Tourists

Bali Vice Governor, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) has asked the central government to keep Bali open for domestic tourists during the travel ban. As The Bali Sun previously reported, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has announced to implement an internal travel ban during the Eid Al-Fitr Celebration which starts from the 6th …

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Recovery Rates From Covid-19 In Denpasar Surges

Bali Authorities announced on Friday (16/4) that the recovery rate from Covid-19 in Denpasar has significantly increased. The Spokesman of the Denpasar Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Dewa Gede Rai confirmed that the Covid-19 recovery rate in Denpasar is surging. “We recorded the highest amount of recoveries from Covid in Denpasar on Friday (16/4), with 163 …

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