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Singapore Airlines Postponed Plan To Re-Open Direct Flights With Bali

The plan to open direct flights between Bali and Singapore that was supposed to start on May 4th 2021 has been postponed. As The Bali Sun previously reported, Bali Airport authorities have officially announced that Singapore Airlines will resume the direct flights between Bali and Singapore in May 2021. But apparently, authorities from several Indonesian …

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Bali College Students Urge Government To Reopen International Borders

During the National Labor Day, Denpasar National College Student Movement (GMNI) conveyed their aspiration to the central government to reopen the international travel corridor. The Head of Denpasar GMNI, I Putu Chandra Riantama criticized the central government’s policy to ban all international visitors to gain entry into the island since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Bali’s …

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Bali Officials Confirm That Bali Is Ready To Receive International Tourist This Year

Bali Provincial government has announced that Bali is ready to start receiving international travelers when the border reopens in June or July this year. Bali Vice Governor, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) confirmed that Bali has met all the requirements to begin receiving international visitors. “Preparation stages such as distributing the Covid-19 vaccine …

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Bali Airport Begins Preparing For International Flights From 5 Countries

Government officials have stated that Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport will begin simulation steps before operating the international terminal. The government is in communication with five countries regarding the potential of a travel bubble. Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno said the program was initiated as part of the preparation stage to reopen international flights in …

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Bali Has Three Phase Plan To Reopen Borders For Tourism By August

Bali government officials expect to reopen international borders by August of this year. The plan consists of three phases: The first is the mass distribution of vaccines; the second, preparing tracing and testing applications; and the third is arranging quarantine accommodations.  The Head of Bali Health Agency, Dr. Ketut Suarjaya, spoke about the three phases …

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President Says Bali Will Fully Reopen Its Borders By June If Vaccinations Stay On Track

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has stated that the reopening of international borders is expected this summer. He said if Bali continues vaccine distribution consistently and residents comply with protocols, Bali will fully reopen its borders by June or July. Jokowi made this statement during his visit to Bali while reviewing the vaccination campaign in …

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Indonesian President To Reopen Bali When COVID-19 Transmission Is Reduced

Indonesian President, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has stated that Indonesian borders will reopen for tourism when Covid-19 transmission in Bali is reduced. President Jokowi made a trip to Ubud Palace on Tuesday (16/3) to review the vaccine distribution and plan for the reopening. He said that the reopening of international travel will be possible if Bali …

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Bali Tourism Association Blasts Health Minister’s Plan To Reopen Border In 2022

There has been a discourse from the Ministry of Health to hold back the opening of the full Bali borders until 2022 for foreign tourists. Association of the Indonesian Tours and Travels Agencies (ASITA) has criticized the Health Minister’s plan saying it would be detrimental to the economy to postpone the reopening. The Head of …

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Indonesian Health Ministry Says Bali Won’t Fully Reopen For Tourists Until April 2022

As the Bali government has announced the reopening of designated green zones for international tourists to open first, the Indonesian Health Ministry has said the full reopening of Bali’s borders won’t follow until April of 2022. Indonesian Health Minister, Budi Gunadi Sadikin has mapped out steps in which all of Bali would be safely accessible …

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Tourism Ministry Appoints Three Areas In Bali As Green Zones

Bali Governor Wayan Koster said three areas in Bali have been appointed as green zones for international tourists: Ubud, Nusa Dua, and Sanur.  Backed by the Health Ministry and Tourism Ministry, Governor Koster announced the designated green zones in reference to reopening plans for international borders.  He said that the program aims to provide safety …

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Ubud Announces Reopening For Tourism Requirements

Ubud is planning to welcome visitors by reopening four subdistricts and villages under certain conditions. First, Gianyar requires at least 32,000 residents to be vaccinated, and second, visitors must test upon arrival.  Gianyar Regional Secretary, Made Gede Wisnu Jaya plans to implement the mandatory Covid-19 testing in Ubud once the international travel corridor reopens. Wisnu …

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COVID-19 Cases Decline in Bali As Island Plans Reopening

Bali COVID-19 Handling Task Force has announced that virus transmission on the island has significantly declined since the partial lockdown took effect. Accordingly, Bali is moving closer to its goal of restarting international travel. The Head of Bali Covid-19 Handling Task Force, Dewa Made Indra, informed a decrease in transmission and increasing recovery rates. “The …

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