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International Tourism Noted As Reason For Recent Increase In Bali Covid-19 Cases

The Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, held a brief press conference on Monday 18th July at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta to update the nation on the latest Covid-19 figures.  Minister Hartarto reported that outside of Java and Bali cases were low and in decline. He explained that there remain active cases …

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Confusion Continues For International Travelers Over Bali Booster Requirement

Breaking News: Indonesian has announced that the country will not require a booster shot for international arrivals. This includes the island of Bali. Earlier Story Now Continues Officials in Indonesia have announced the date that the compulsory booster vaccine mandate will come into effect for domestic travelers, but are yet to confirm the date for …

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Mask Mandate Returns To Crowded Outdoor Settings In Bali

The Indonesian President Joko Widodo has held a press conference and told the nation that the pandemic has not yet passed. With this in mind, Jokowi says, people across Indonesia must start wearing masks in outdoor crowded public settings once again. This latest Covid-19 update comes just 54-days after the Indonesian President scrapped the requirement …

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Bali Launches Vaccine Booster Campaign For Students

The Bali State Intelligence Agency (BIN) has launched a new campaign to help get students their Covid-19 booster vaccine. The renewed vaccination effort comes as authorities reviewed data and found that uptake of the booster vaccine in younger people was below target.  Overall Bali has a high vaccine uptake rate. When data was made public …

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Bali Health Office Advises Local Hotels To Keep 20% Capacity For Covid Isolation

A new variant of Covid-19 in Bali has become a cause for concern for many communities across the island. On Friday 10th June Bali’s Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin announced the detection of four cases of Covid-19 Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 in Bali in late May. Although Minister Sadikin confirmed that the presence of the …

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Official Clarifies Statement On New Covid Variant In Bali And Encourages Vaccinations

On Friday 10th June 2022, Bali’s Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin held a press conference to announce the news that there was a new variant of Covid-19 spreading in Bali. He said that four cases of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 were detected in Bali for the first time in May.  He told the public ‘the …

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Health Minister Confirms New Covid-19 Variant Is Spreading In Bali

Indonesia’s Ministry of Health held a press conference on Friday 10th June 2022 to confirm the discovery of four cases of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 in Bali for the first time.  Speaking to local media, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said that ‘Currently variants under monitoring, that are actively circulating include Omicron BA.4 and BA.5. …

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Bali Tourism Professor Supports Cautious Approach To Industry Recovery

Indonesia’s Center for Statistics, Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS), has shared data that shows that Indonesia received 50-times as many foreign tourists in April 2022 as it did in April 2021. The vast majority of these international arrivals were landing in Bali. The center has taken this as the marker that the tourism sector at a …

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Covid-19 Rates In Bali Capital At Record Low And Under Control

The Covid-19 Task Force in Bali’s capital Denpasar has confirmed that cases continue to decline. The latest data shared announced that there were zero deaths and one case that has been confirmed to have recovered. Denpasar Covid-19 Task Force have been alerted to four new positive cases in the city. The authorities shared that the …

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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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Badung Region Of Bali Focuses Efforts On Booster Vaccines For Elderly

The Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Bali has been very successful. In Badung province the Covid-19 Task Force is now offering vaccine boosters to senior citizens. Although vaccine uptake has been positive throughout Bali, the demographic that has expressed the most hesitancy is the elderly. It is hoped that this focused effort to offer booster vaccines …

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