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The 6 Selected Countries Are Predicted To Only Have A Small Impact On Bali’s Economy

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Bali Tourism Board Association has predicted that the six countries that will gain access to the island will only give a small impact to Bali’s economy in general.

The Head of the Bali Tourism Board (BTB), Ida Bagus Agung Partha Adnyana stated that the selected countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Dubai and Abu Dhabi that will have access to Bali are expected to only give a small contribution to the economic recovery as they are not considered as “high spender” visitors according to data.

“Despite feeling grateful for the travel bubble program that was announced by the central government recently, I don’t think that visitors from those selected countries will be able to significantly contribute to the recovery of our tourism sector in Bali.” said Adnyana on Thursday (7/10). Therefore, Adnyana proposed the government to reconsider reopening the border with other countries that are expected to have a bigger impact on Bali’s tourism.

“If we start to reopen our border, we should be more open to other potential markets such as America, Russia, England, Switzerland, France, Israel, Netherland and Germany as they have been waiting to visit the island for over 1.5 years and will possibly spend more during their vacation.” Adnyana added. Meanwhile Adnyana wasn’t optimistic that South Korea will be able to travel to Bali as most of their residents are currently facing a major economic crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Jens R

Monday 11th of October 2021

Most asian countrys have got just 2 weeks vacation. They will not spend 8 days in quarantine. Chinese visitors ar not popular because they dont bring money to the island. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are 2 towns of one country. So the government choosed 5 countrys. Today is the 11.10.21. Still no rules are advised. What about pcr tests? What are the permitted hotels? What about just direct flights to bali, or is a stop permitted etc... I think no one will come to bali.. Cancel the quarantine, open up for european contrys, and i will come to bali..- sorry for my bad english..

Bali Traveller

Monday 11th of October 2021

I wont return to Bali if any restrictions are in action. As already cured from C, I am immune, so dont fear any c any more, but dont like restrictions or forced vacces at all. It simply doesnt fit in a nice holiday. And I used to spend fortunes there in former years...


Monday 11th of October 2021

Unbelievable that they still require 8 day quarantine. I had pay 8 days in Jakarta to return to my home in Bali despite having both vaccines and testing negative. What people may not know is that you are not allowed out of your room so it's no vacation 😡

J West

Monday 11th of October 2021

Scratch China. Chinese aren’t allowed to travel and returning Chinese are subject to a 21 day imposed quarantine. Strange how Bali officials don’t know that China continues to have ongoing breakouts of Covid throughout that country.

Frank Jepsen

Monday 11th of October 2021

As a resident in South Korea, I think an important aspect is forgotten in this debate. If I visit Bali, I will need to be two weeks in quarantine when I return to South Korea. So, if I need 8 days qaurantine in Bali and two weeks when I return, where is the time for holiday?