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Over 16,000 Domestic Tourists Arrive In Bali As Holiday Weekend Begins

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Over 16,000 domestic tourists arrived in Bali over a 3 day period marking a new three day high since the pandemic began.

According to the data from Air Traffic Control at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport from Oct 25th to 27th 2020, there were 16,332 tourists that arrived in Bali.

Bali is still closed to international tourism but reopened for domestic tourists as of July 31st, 2020. 

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The arrivals at the domestic terminal on Tuesday Oct 27th 2020 was the highest day within the last 7 months with 6,305 tourists from 56 flights.

On Oct 25th and 26th Bali received 4,980 and 5,047 domestic tourists.

Communication and Legal Manager of Angkasa Pura I Ltd. Ngurah Rai Airport, Andanina Dyah Permata Megasari said that it was a new record of domestic arrivals during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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“We had 6,305 domestic arrivals yesterday, but I don’t think that was the peak. We will wait and see how it will turn out this weekend” Andanina said in an interview on Wednesday Oct 28th 2020.

She reminded passengers at Ngurah Rai Airport to keep following the health protocols including the wearing of masks, keeping their hand sanitized and practicing social distancing.

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She’s explained that the airport has been preparing and optimizing resources and extra staff to ensure that there won’t be any long line ups. Her main goal for the increase in arrivals was to prevent a large crowd from forming. 

The airport also had contingency plans in case of flight cancellations or delays due to bad weather that would relocate passengers to prevent the terminal from becoming overcrowded. 

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Andanina said the airport has extra security and cleaning staff to monitor the movement of all passengers inside the airport area and keep the airport sanitized. 

“We’ve been regularly disinfecting all the areas of the airport every 4 hours to prevent virus transmission.” Andanina concluded.

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