Bali holidays: Indonesian island bans international tourists until 2021 due to coronavirus

Bali holidays: Indonesian island bans international tourists until 2021 due to coronavirus

Bali is a popular holiday destination with backpackers and Britons. The country is known for its rich history, stunning scenery and white, sandy beaches. However, the beautiful island has remained off limits to international tourists recently since the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier this year.

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that Bali’s hotel occupancy rates have dropped by up to 95 percent.

The decision to keep their borders closed will come as a huge blow to tourism.

A new date for foreign tourists being allowed to enter the country has not been revealed.

Flights to Bali also plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Koster also said: “New cases are under control, the recovery rate is increasing and fatality rate is under control.”

Indonesia has recorded 155,412 cases of coronavirus and 6,759 deaths, at the time of writing.

Bali itself has recorded just over 4,000 cases.

In 2016, nearly five million tourists visited Bali alone.

The Foreign Office (FCO) is advising against all but essential travel to Indonesia.

Entry to Indonesia is prohibited except for Indonesian nationals and foreign nationals holding valid residency permits (KITAS/KITAP) for Indonesia.

If you’re eligible for entry you will need to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR (swab) test issued within the past 7 days.

Anyone returning from Indonesia from the UK will be asked to quarantine for 14 days on their arrival.

Published at Mon, 24 Aug 2020 19:01:00 +0000