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Indonesia Adds 12 More Countries To Visa On Arrival Program Making It Easier To Visit Bali

The Central Government of Indonesia has announced that it will be adding twelve more countries to the visa on arrival program as of the 30th of May 2022.  On the 3rd May 2022, the Central Government of Indonesia expanded the visa on arrival program to include sixty countries. This was the biggest shift in Covid-19 …

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Irish Ambassador Raises Toast To Bali’s Covid-19 Recovery With Shot Of Traditional Arak

During a visit to the Bali Governor’s Offices, the Irish Ambassador to Indonesia, Pádraig Frances, congratulated Bali on its handling of the pandemic. This is not the first time this week that government representatives have been praised by global leaders for their response to the pandemic.  This week Bali is hosting the Global Platform For …

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Bali Ranks High On Hotel Booking Site’s Most Searched Destinations

Hotel booking provider Agoda has shared their latest data on travel trends and searches for Bali are booming. The online travel platform is one of the biggest websites for travelers and their data is echoing sentiments from the Indonesian government that the island is irreversibly open for business.  The data shared by Aodga tracks searches …

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Bali Covid Entrepreneurs Must Pivot Business Model As Indonesia Relaxes Mask Mandate

At the height of the pandemic mask shops and covid hygiene supply stores were popping up left, right and center in Bali. For those who have managed to show entrepreneurial spirit during the economic downturn of the pandemic, the opportunity to pivot business operations has come around again.  On Tuesday 17th May, Indonesian President Joko …

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Indonesia Removes Testing For International Arrivals Including Bali

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo has announced a removal of the outdoor mask mandate and pre arrival testing for international travelers. This including the popular island paradise of Bali. The announcement was made in a press conference broadcast to the nation from the Presendital Palace in Bogor, West Java, on Tuesday 17th May.  Jokowi shared …

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Bali Transport Sector Shares Mixed Feelings About Bounce Back From Covid

Despite the reopening of Bali’s borders back in February and the resumption of the visa on arrival program, the influx of tourist numbers hasn’t equated to an increased demand for internal transportation. Transfer companies and independent taxi drivers across Bali have yet to benefit from the bounce back from Covid-19 according to the chairman of …

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Bali Tourism Association Calls On Government To Expand Visa On Arrival Program To 198 Countries

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bali have confirmed that they will be submitting a proposal to the central government of Indonesia requesting that the visa on arrival program is extended to include all 198 of the world’s recognized countries.  In a bold move, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bali, also commonly referred in …

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Domestic Visitors To Bali Drop By 10% As International Arrivals Improve

Following a flurry of domestic travelers over the Eid Al-Fitr weekend, the number of domestic travelers arriving in Bali has started to decline. In the days leading up to the Eid holiday, Bali welcomed an average of 39,000 people per day. Since then, the number of domestic arrivals has decreased by 10% per day. This …

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Indonesian Vice President Says ‘Don’t Worry’ About Covid In Bali

The Vice President of Indonesia, Ma’ruf Amin, told the media in a press statement delivered on the 10th of May, that tourists do not need to worry about Covid-19 in Bali.  Speaking at an event for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (UMKM), Amin said that due to the success of the vaccination program, that transmission …

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Level 2 Restrictions For Businesses Extended In Bali And Java

Despite the opening of borders and the resumption of the visa on arrival program, the Indonesian government has decided to extend the Level 2 Covid-19 restrictions for the foreseeable future.  According to Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the government has decided to keep the Level 2 enforcements in place indefinitely. He …

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Four Regions In Bali Record Zero New Cases Of Covid

The right kind of positive news about Covid is coming from Bali today. On Thursday 5th May, four districts, known as regencies in Bali, recorded zero positive cases of Covid-19. Across the whole island, only 13 positive cases were recorded and zero deaths. This comes as very welcome news for all who live in Bali …

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Emirates Airline Lands First Flight In Bali Since 2020

The restart of airline giant, Emirates, flight services to and from Bali signals a significant shift closer to the end of international travel restrictions.  Emirates Airlines, the flagship airline of the United Arab Emirates has restarted its flight services to Bali this week. The airline ceased operations in Bali in early 2020 due to Covid-19 …

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