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Only 45 International Tourists Visited Bali In 2021

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Officials from the Bali Tourism Agency have recorded the entry of only 45 international tourists within the entirety of 2021.

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The Head of Tourism Development from the Bali Tourism Agency, Gunandika, confirmed that the number of international visitors in 2021 was significantly low. “We only received a total of 45 international tourists that arrived through Benoa Port by yachts this year. And this is the worst in our history,” Gunandika said on Monday (13/12).

He explained that the number was a serious drop from 2020 when 1,050,504 international visitors arrived in Bali.

Tourists in Bali pre-pandemic

“Although we received over 1 million international visitors in 2020, it was still nothing compared to the situation prior to Covid-19 pandemic, when we received 6,275,210 visitors in 2019,” Gunandika added.

Meanwhile, Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster, previously asked Bali residents to be patient, as they will wait for the situation to get better before reopening the border with fewer restrictions for international tourists. On the other hand, the Head of the Bali Tourism Board, IB Agung Partha Adnyana, stated that the Bali tourism sector had lost its hope that the government would start implementing better policies to revive the economy.

international tourists arriving in Bali 2020

He was also disappointed with the government’s policy that kept changing, thereby confusing many people. This caused businesses to cancel their events due to the restrictions that will be implemented during the upcoming holiday season.

“I was informed that thousands of small events were canceled this holiday season, so I propose the government to allow us to host Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations in open areas. This can be done with strict prevention protocols, such as limited capacities and a rapid antigen test requirement for all the guests,” Adnyana concluded.

Event in Bali beach during covid

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RAJESH NAIDU

Sunday 19th of December 2021

Is bali open for Indian tourist. Does traveler need visa to enter bali?

Brett

Thursday 16th of December 2021

We are ready to spend 2 months and thousands of dollars in Bali but as Australians we are still locked out. If this continues for much longer we will take our money and spend it in Thailand.

GoodJobIndonesia

Thursday 16th of December 2021

Proposing the government to allow you lol Good luck with that :-D

Randy

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

Tightening the borders and adding more mandates as a result of certain places with new emerging variants. Europe is once again the epicenter of Covid-19 and the UK with its rising Omicron cases and first known death. Delta has not disappeared yet and comes Omicron which may be less potent but definitely a big spreader. People who have been vaccinated can still get mild symptoms.

Not matter how you want to spin this some countries including Indonesia are enforcing its borders to a high level. Therefore stop complaining about fortress Indonesia but rather look in your own backyard for failing to get everyone vaccinated with available vaccines. There are even poorer countries around the world that lack access to vaccines.

Wayan Bo

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

More than zero.