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Retired Expats In Bali Publish Open Letter Raising Concerns Over Changes To Visa System

Wednesday, 21st December, marks the launch of Indonesia’s new second home visa. The new visa category was announced by Acting Director General for Immigration, Widodo Ekatjahjana, in late October, who confirmed that the final details were being put into motion. While the development received plenty of positive feedback, many international residents living in Bali raised concerns …

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Tourism Minister Quashes Claims Bookings To Bali Declined After Law Change Announcement

Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, has spoken out to quash claims that news of changes to the country’s criminal code has caused travelers to cancel their bookings. Last week Indonesia announced a series of changes to the criminal code that will impact unmarried couples. Fears were raised that the changes to …

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Quintessential Bali Village Celebrates Major Win At National Tourism Awards

Undisan Tourism Village in Bangli Regency in Bali is celebrating a significant win at the National Tourism Awards. Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiagao Uno, launched the Indonesian Tourism Village Awards earlier in the year. This week the winners have been announced, and Undisan Tourism Village has been awarded an impressive third place …

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Minster Says Visa On Arrival Is Increasing Visitor Numbers To Bali

Speaking at his weekly press conference in Jakarta, the Indonesian Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, told reporters that the visa-on-arrival program is helping to improve visitor numbers.  Minister Uno explained to reporters that the visa-on-arrival policy directly influences the number of tourists visiting Indonesia as a whole, specifically Bali. He explained, ‘According …

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