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Bali Authorities Increase Safety Measures at Airport

Following the emergence of new, highly transmissible variants of COVID-19 overseas, Bali authorities have increased screening and safety measures at Ngurah Rai International Airport. Primarily, airport authorities are executing strenuous health protocols in every corner of the airport area. The Stakeholder Relations Manager of Ngurah Rai Airport, Taufan Yudhistira noted that as the main gateway …

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Tourism Workers In Bali Can Now Apply For Covid-19 Vaccines

The Provincial Government of Bali, through the Tourism Office, has opened online registration for tourism workers to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.  The head of Bali Tourism Agency, Putu Astawa confirmed that he has published the online application form for tourism workers to register. “The open registration starts from Monday, Feb 22nd to Sunday, …

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Vice Governor Plans To Open China and Bali Travel Corridor

Bali Vice Governor, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) hopes to establish a China-Bali travel corridor in the near future. As COVID-19 cases are starting to decrease on the island, government officials have begun discussing plans to reopen international borders and travel bubbles. Read Today’s Breaking News Headlines In Bali For the latest Bali …

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Poverty In Bali Surges As Tourism Sector Devastated By Pandemic

The global pandemic has devastated Bali’s tourism-based economy, causing poverty to surge across the island. Indonesia’s decision to close international borders in March of 2020 proved devastating consequences on Bali’s tourism industry, causing layoffs, business closures, and lack of economic activity.

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Indonesian Tourism Minister To Include Benoa Port In ‘Covid-Free’ Corridor

After his visit to the Benoa Port on Saturday (13/2), Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno decided to include the port inside the ‘Covid-Free’ Corridor program which is currently in preparation. The “Covid-Free Corridor” is a program being proposed to the central government to attract Chinese tourists once they are allowed back. The idea is to …

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Bali Travel Corridor In Final Stage Of Discussion

Additionally, Sandiaga is optimistic that the vaccination process will run faster as the central government is prioritizing Bali when distributing vaccine supply. “Hopefully this can be accomplished within the next few weeks. We pray and hope that Bali tourism will recover soon,” Sandiaga concluded. Read Today’s Breaking News Headlines In Bali For the latest Bali …

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60 Bali Hotels Up For Sale Amidst Crumbling Tourism Sector

A lack of tourism and low occupancy rates of hotels in Bali has led many hotel owners to pack up and sell their business. According to the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), 60 hotels are currently on the market as the travel corridor remains closed and the tourism industry sees no sign of recovery.

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Economist Proposes Tourism Fund To Revive Bali Economy

A national economist, Faisal Basri from Indonesia University, has initiated fundraising to revive the pandemic-stuck economy of Bali. According to Basri, tourism and hospitality businesses in Bali are in dire need of financial support from the central government. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) “I suggested the fundraising program during the previous International …

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Denpasar Requests Gov’t Stimulus For Local Bali Artists and Entertainers

The Indonesian Tourism Ministry recently granted a stimulus relief package to the Tourism Sector in Bali which was distributed primarily amongst hotels, resorts and restaurants, failing to reach other active components within the industry, such as artists and performers.  (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) Upon receiving the grant, the Denpasar Regional Tourism …

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Tourism Minister Requests Visa On Arrival Be Reinstated For Bali

The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, invited Bali’s tourism business owners and stakeholders to discuss the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to strategize plans going forward. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) “I want to hear from tourism businesses and stakeholders about the obstacles faced during …

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