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Ministers Debate Bali’s Status As Tourism Capital Of Indonesia

The debate as to whether Bali is considered the tourism capital of Indonesia has continued this week as the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, addressed the country about his tourism targets and vision for the sector’s economic recovery.  Indonesia’s Minister of Home Affairs, Tito Karnavian, has made a statement of support for …

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Bali Tourism Minister Sets Target Of 1.5 Million International Visitors In 2022

Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, has announced tourism targets for the second half of 2022. Minister Uno is committed to ensuring that Bali’s tourism economy bounces back as soon as possible by utilizing entrepreneurial spirit and streamlining promotional budgets.  Speaking at a press conference on Monday 20th June, Minister Uno …

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Bali Tourism Industry Relieved As New Zealand Scraps PCR Tests

New Zealand has been regarded as having one of the toughest and most uncompromising approaches to handling the Covid-19 pandemic. As the country’s strategy has proven successful and international borders around the world open up again, New Zealand has finally scrapped the pre-flight PCR test for vaccinated travelers. This comes as huge news for the …

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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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Malaysia’s Batik Air Lands First Flight In Bali Since 2020

In recent weeks major airlines have been resuming their flight services to Bali. This week it was the turn of Malaysia’s Batik Air. The airline, previously known as Malindo, is now part of the Indonesian Lion Air group. The resumption of the Kuala Lumpur-Bali route comes as welcome news for travelers of all kinds, especially …

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Bali Airport Prepares A Dedicated Corridor For International Athletes

Authorities of the Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport have prepared a special corridor to welcome all the participants of the Indonesian Badminton Festival (IBF). The General Manager of Angkasa Pura I, Ltd for the Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, Henry AY Sikado confirmed that a special corridor has been prepared to welcome all the participants …

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Bali Tourism Association Proposes The Government Reduces Quarantine Time To 1 Day

The Tourism Association from Bali Tourism Board (BTB) has proposed the central government reduce quarantine time for international visitors to 1 day. The Head of BTB, Ida Bagus Agung Partha Adnyana stated that despite recently reducing quarantine time for international travelers to 3 days as The Bali Sun previously reported, Adnyana still hopes that the …

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Quarantine Time For Bali Tourists Has Been Reduced To 3 Days

The central government has officially decided to reduce the quarantine time for international visitors to 3 days. The coordinator of the expert team and National Covid-19 Handling Task Force’s spokesman, Wiku Adisasmito confirmed that the central government has recently revised the quarantine policy for international visitors. “Visitors who have completed their Covid-19 vaccinations are only …

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Romanian Ambassador Asks The Bali Governor To Grant Their Citizens Border Access

Romanian Ambassador, Dan Adrian Balanescu has proposed to the Bali Governor to start allowing their citizens to gain access to the island. During his visit to Bali Governor’s official residence, Jaya Sabha in Denpasar on Monday (18/9), Balanescu asked the Governor, I Wayan Koster to reopen the border for Romanian visitors. “The travel bubble program …

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Government Allows International Visitors To Travel Outside Appointed Green Zone Areas In Bali

Officials from the Bali Tourism Agency have announced that international visitors are allowed to travel outside the three appointed green zone areas in Bali. After recently reopening the international travel corridor for international visitors from 19 countries to revive Bali’s economic crisis, The Head of Bali’s Tourism Agency, Putu Astawa confirmed that visitors who test …

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According To Bali’s Governor International Visitors Will Start Arriving In November 2021

Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster has predicted that thousands of international travelers will start coming in November 2021. Despite reopening its border for international visitors by October 14th 2021, Koster admitted that the international terminal at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport hasn’t received any arrival schedules from international flights. “We haven’t seen any international arrivals for …

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Bali’s International Border Has Officially Reopened For 19 Countries

The central government has announced that Bali has officially reopened their international borders for visitors and has expanded the list of eligible countries from 5 to 19 countries. The Maritime and Investment Coordinator Minister, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan confirmed that the central government has decided to start allowing visitors from more countries as one of the …

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