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Deputy Tourism Minister Visits Bali To Check On G20 Preparations

Indonesia’s Deputy Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Angela Tanoesoedibjo, visited Bali this week for a press tour and to check in on preparations for the G20 Summit in November. The 2-day conference will see heads of state, industry leaders, and their delegations head to Bali to discuss how the trade block can ‘recover together, …

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Increase In Bali Covid Cases Blamed On Foreigners Not Wearing Masks

Bali’s Covid-19 Task Force has announced a slight increase in positive cases in Bali over the course of this week. Speaking to local news outlets the Covid-19 Task Force announced that in the last three days, since Tuesday 21st June, there as been over 100 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 in the Canggu area.  The …

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Indonesia Narcotics Agency Will Maintain Zero Tolerance On Drugs In Bali

Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has launched an anti-drugs awareness campaign with a ‘Smash on Drugs’ International Table Tennis Tournament. The event, held at Udayana University in Badung on Sunday 21st June was operand by the Head of the BNN General Petrus Reinhard Golose.  General Golose took the opportunity to speak to the press about …

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Bali Authorities Investigate Money Changers Operating Illegally In Kuta

Authorities in Bali have launched an investigation to crack down on money changers who are operating without the correct paperwork. An operation launched by the Public Civil Service (Satpol PP) and Bank of Indonesia found that eight money-changing outlets in central Kuta were operating without permits and other supporting documents.  The investigation was launched on …

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Bali Governor Shares Optimism For Tourism Recovery

Bali Governor Wayan Koster has shared his optimism for Bali’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Cumulative data shows that the number of new cases is consistently in decline; Bali is currently averaging 15-30 known new cases daily. Bali’s population is over 4.2 million people, to have cases loads below 30 new cases daily is an …

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Bali Retail Sector Can Operate At 100% Capacity As Restrictions Ease Further

As one of the most important Balinese festivals begins, the Central Government has moved Bali to Covid-19 restriction level one. This comes as long-awaited and much-welcomed news for the retail sector in Bali which can now operate at 100% capacity.  The Head of the Bali Covid-19 Task Force, I Made Rentin, confirmed that as of …

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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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Bali Governor Announces No Compromise Strategy For Tourism Recovery

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday 31st May, Bali Governor Wayan Koster announced his new 15-point plan to support the recovery of Bali’s tourism sector. The Governor’s vision is to see a series of standards delivered in all sub-sectors of the tourism industry in all corners of the island. He began by saying that …

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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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High Tide Havoc On Bali Beach As Waves Wash Away Local Stalls And Sun Loungers

Despite consistent warnings from Denpasar’s Center for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BBMKG) sun lounger providers on Melasti Beach in South Kuta saw their livelihoods washed away during yesterday’s high tide. In a video shared on social media that has since gone viral, sun lounger providers and beach-based vendors can be seen scrambling to save their …

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Disruptions Minimized As Six Flights Diverted To Bali Airport

Sunday 22nd May was a day of disruptions at Bali airport as the runaway saw six flights diverted from Juanda International Airport and called into land. Flights we diverted to Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport after disaster struck at Surabaya’s international airport in Java. Thankfully, air traffic controllers at both airports managed the situation with ease …

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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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