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Tourism Association Asks Government To Open Bali To Tourists During The MotoGP Event

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The Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) has asked the government to open Bali to tourists during the MotoGP event on the 18th to 20th of March 2022.

Tourists on the beach

The Secretary-General of PHRI, Maulana Yusran, stated that given the expected influx of tourists during the upcoming MotoGP event in Mandalika Circuit, Lombok, the government should open Bali as an alternative accommodation area. This is because Lombok doesn’t have enough hotels to house all the visitors.

“There are only 12,500 hotel rooms available in Lombok and we expect a huge amount of visitors during the event. So we hope that the government would allow MotoGP participants and the tourists to stay in Bali,” Yusran said on Wednesday (5/1).

Mandalika Lombok

He also stated that the government has to create a good impression on the international visitors, as this is the first time in history that an event this grand will be held in Indonesia.

“Lombok might need Bali to help accomodate the tourists as Bali will have enough rooms for them. But the government must loosen the regulations for easier transfers between Bali and Lombok,” Yusran added.

Bali highway

Meanwhile, the Tourism and Creative Economic Minister, Sandiaga Uno, said that he had prepared a large amount of cabins and tents in anticipation of the influx of tourists.

“In cooperation with private companies, we will create 200 cabins and temporary tents around the venue. This will help accommodate the large number of visitors. We are also preparing for the possibility of bad weather during the event,” Sandiaga concluded.

Bali hotel

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Wednesday 12th of January 2022

the > USD 1000 ticket (hospitality package) are sold out. I'm not able to get it for now.

All 4 - 5 stars hotel in Lombok are fully booked.

never going to Bali

Monday 10th of January 2022

lol NO ONE IS COMING, fact! its MotoGP testing... not a the race, vary few if anyone will go... especially with Bali quarantine regulations, 7 days stuck in a hotel to go watch 5 days of testing that is almost always closed to the public... dumb article... its pointless to even consider Bali for a destination anymore... Phuket, Cancun, Belize... plenty of places to go with out all this nonsense...

Maureen Muntz

Sunday 9th of January 2022

If bali dont get rid of visa and qarantine rules no one is comming, this visa is crazy and all about money , start thinking of the poor peaple who are suffering,


Saturday 15th of January 2022

@Maureen Muntz, foreigners can get a visa for several reasons to enter but you do not seem to be able to get one. And stop spreading misleading information that the locals are dying or suffering from hunger.

Donna Thomas

Saturday 8th of January 2022

When is Bali going to open to Australia have booked flights and haven’t been told that we can’t go and wasn’t told we had to quarantine either some answers would be good 😊


Monday 17th of January 2022

@Donna Thomas, don't listen to a nut job. There is a ban on foreign arrivals until Indonesia decides to reverse that course. Those with essential business and visas are allowed in. Now it is a 7 day quarantine rather than a 10 days. No essential travelers must have to wait a bit. Sighs.

Wayan Bo

Monday 10th of January 2022

@Donna Thomas, why to go to Bali, Australia have own beaches , no Australian should risk to end up in Indonesian jail because of some weed.

Maureen Muntz

Sunday 9th of January 2022

@Donna Thomas, thay dont want australian,s and look at the crazy and costly visa , and you must qarantine in jakarta it,s a money making con go somewere ealse dont play there disgusting games, thay dont care abput the peaple shame on them

Paul Speirs

Friday 7th of January 2022

The people going on the gp are local to indonesia and not international visitors as the stupid quarantine rules make it impossible for foreign people to visit.