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The recently issued decree, requiring domestic tourists to present a negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival in Bali, has affected a number of tourist attractions including Ulun Danu Beratan Temple.

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(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

Previously, thousands of tourists canceled their hotel reservations in Gianyar, Badung and Karangasem, with Tabanan most recently impacted by the policy. The Manager of Ulun Danu Beratann Temple, I Wayan Mustika, explained that 20 travel agents have officially canceled trips to Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Tabanan during this holiday season.

He admitted that the cancelations were the result of the new entry requirement that has just been newly issued by the provincial government to require a swab test or rapid antigen test with negative results from each visitor.

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple in Bali, Indonesia

 “Travel agents that have canceled their reservations were from Malang, Surabaya and Bandung. Although they had booked the reservation more than a month ago, we just started receiving cancelations on Wednesday (16/12)” Wayan Mustika said.

Wayan was disappointed with the new decree which affected over 1,000 visitors who became reluctant to travel this holiday season.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

Meanwhile the management of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple has prepared all safety measures inside the area of the temple, such as providing hand wash stations, hand sanitizers and temperature checking upon arrival.

In an interview with The Manager of Tanah Lot Temple, I Ketut Toya Adnyana stated that the amount of visits at Tanah Lot Temple is far from what they expected earlier. “We noticed that the visitors are much fewer than the previous holiday season” Ketut Toya concluded.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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