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Indonesian President Calls For Action Over Increasing Bali Flight Prices

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, often called Jokowi, has called for urgent action to be taken over the rapid increase in flight costs. The President has expressed his concerns that rising airfare prices will contribute to inflation and have a negative impact on the Indonesian economy. He does not want to see tourism levels drop due …

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Foot And Mouth Disease In Bali Leads Ministers To Debate Change In Travel Rules For Aussies

Officials in Australia are debating whether a total ban on all food products being bought into the country from Indonesia would have a positive impact on Foot and Mouth Disease control efforts. Concerns are growing that the risk of the disease reaching Australian shores is increasing. Several tourists returning home to Australia from Bali have …

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Tourist Claims He Waited Five Hours In ‘Massive’ Immigration Line

Update: Travel blogger Sebastian Powell has been asked to leave Bali after claiming he waited 5 hours in line. Officials say the story was fabricated. Original Story Now Continues: Bali is in the middle of its tourism peak season. From June through to the end of September is when the island welcomes the most amount …

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Australian Columnist Slams Maskless ‘Brats’ Returning From Bali For Not Taking Biosecurity Seriously

Australian columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald has published a scathing report about his recent return trip from Bali. Jimmy Thomson, an author, and journalist did not shy away from making his feelings known about his fellow traveler’s apparent disregard for biosecurity measures at airports.  In recent weeks Australia has launched a biosecurity campaign to …

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Australian PM Reaffirms Borders Will Stay Open For Bali Travelers Amid Rising Pressure

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has reaffirmed his stance on closing international borders after an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in cattle in Indonesia. Ministers across Australia, as well as farmers and other agricultural sector officials, are appealing for borders to be locked since the viral outbreak could cause catastrophic damages to Australia’s beef …

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Bali Celebrates As Ubud Named As Best City In Asia

World-renowned Travel + Leisure Magazine has announced its winners for the annual World’s Best Awards. Bali has reason to celebrate as the island’s cultural capital Ubud has been named the Best City in Asia in 2022. Whatsmore, four of the top five east hotel resorts in Indonesia are in Bali too.  What makes the awards …

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Bali Airport Celebrates Welcoming Over 4.2 Million Passengers In First Half Of 2022

Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport has hit another passenger milestone in the last week of June. Authorities from the airport have released passenger data for the first six months of 2022, and as was hoped, numbers are considerably better than in 2020, and 2021.  Over the course of June, Bali Airport welcomes a total of …

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Bali Visa On Arrival Program Adds 17 More Countries

In perhaps the most significant update for international travel to Bali since the reopening of Ngurah Rai airport in February, the Visa on Arrival program for Indonesia has been resumed in full. The Head of Bali Law and Human Rights Minister, Jamaruli Manihuruk, confirmed that the central government has resumed the VOA program for a …

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Bali Tourism Alliance Urges Government To Provide Stimulus For Tourism Workers

The Bali Tourism Alliance has urged the government to provide a new stimulus program for tourism workers that have been out of the job due to the pandemic. The Head of Bali Marginal Tourism Workers Alliance, Wayan Puspa Negara stated that marginal tourism workers such as freelance drivers and other daily workers are in desperate …

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Singapore Airlines To Resume Direct Flights To Bali

Bali Airport authority has confirmed that Singapore Airlines will reopen direct flights between Bali and Singapore by the 4th of May this year. According to the information from the Public Relation Manager of Singapore Airlines, Glory Henriette confirmed that this policy has nothing to do with the current international travel arrangement that is being prepared …

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Tourists Are Banned From Entering Bali During Eid Al-Fitr Celebration

Bali Officials have announced a travel ban during the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr celebration for the domestic tourists. The Secretary of the Bali Covid-19 Handling Task Force, Made Rentin said that as a response to the Decree from the National Covid-19 Handling Task Force Number 13 Year 2021 about Travel Restrictions During the Eid Al-Fitr Celebration …

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Bali Travel Corridor In Final Stage Of Discussion

Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno met the Governor and Vice Governor of Bali to discuss key economic issues in Bali, including the establishment of a COVID-free travel corridor. The meeting was held at the Governor’s official residence on Thursday (11/12). Among the solutions put forth by Minister Sandiaga is government aid for afflicted tourism businesses …

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