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Corona Virus Bali Indonesia News Archive


Covid-19: Bali after recent long holiday

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在这部1998年的古装剑侠动作电影中,安东尼奥·班德拉斯扮演了一个无聊的贵族,他有时会扮成蒙面歹徒,从腐败领导人手中拯救加州的墨西哥平民。虽然佐罗听起来可能像个普通的老派超级英雄,但是《佐罗的面具》依据的故事大部分来源于现实世界中,一个叫乔伊·穆里埃塔的亡命之徒。
2014年,演员蒂尔达·斯文顿(Tilda Swinton)在四部电影中戴着假牙:《零点定理》(The Zero Theorem)、《布达佩斯大饭店》、《唯爱永生》(Only Lovers Left Alive),以及奉俊昊导演的《雪国列车》(Snowpiercer)。在最后这部惊悚片中,斯文顿饰演残酷、狡猾的梅森部长(Minister Mason),她戴着一副大大的眼镜,有一口庞大、丑陋的牙齿。
我们要求FlightAware对航班抵达延误情况进行统计,而不是航班出发延误情况,因为有时候,航空公司可以让飞机在空中飞行期间追回地面上失去的时间。
Ten years ago, Steele was a successful investment advisor speaking at ITU World, a United Nations conference on technology for government. That same week, California experienced its first-ever gubernatorial election recall. Steele couldn't believe these kinds of hiccups were happening during such important races (the infamous Florida presidential election recall was only three years prior), so she decided to solve the problem herself. To date,169 countries, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, used Everyone Counts' electronic voting platform, as did the Academy Awards committee.
To Rouslan Krechetnikov and Hans Mayer for studying the dynamics of liquid-sloshing, to learn what happens when a person walks while carrying a cup of coffee. I`ll give you a hint: it happens between step 7 and 10.
Zhu Yongxin, a member of the CPPCC National Committee, full-time vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the China Association for Promoting Democracy and vice-president of the Chinese Society of Education, talking about an NPC deputy representing 670,000 electorates.
About 60 per cent have not yet worked and a further 30 per cent have less than two years’ experience.
It is the first time that EMBA-Global, the joint programme delivered by London Business School and Columbia Business School, has dropped out of the top five.
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You turn back the passage and want to find the Page 12, and then you smile.

2. Luminous Intimacy: The Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler All praise and many deep-felt thanks to the New York Film Festival for programming this sublime dual retrospective.


竞争对手在网上的表现如何?谷歌的搜索广告关键词规划工具会帮助你解答这个问题。“搜索广告”这个词可能会令有些企业家望而却步,因为它似乎会要求你买广告位。但事实并非如此,只要有谷歌账号,任何人都能使用这个关键词规划工具(不过你首先必须点击Adwords的进入端口)。然后你可以使用关键词规划工具来看看在你从事的领域中,哪些关键词会吸引最多的搜索量,然后找出吸引流量的机会。
Her predecessor David Cameron placed fifth in CNNMoney's previous ranking in March 2015 with his salary of £142,500, then worth $214,800. May is only seventh.
Emily Ratajkowski managed to steal the show, opting for a seriously saucy twist on the classic ballgown. Opting for a semi-sheer lacey black number, the We Are Your Friends actress ensured her world-famous figure was on display.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh.
同比来看,65个城市的房价同比上涨,5个城市房价同比下跌,
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上榜理由:被低估的欧洲瑰宝


The Managing Director of The Nusa DuaI Gusti Ngurah Ardita explained to the media on Monday (2/11), by the end of October 2020, the average room occupancy rate at ITDC reached 8.71%, almost doubled the occupancy rate in September which was only 4.63%. Between 27 to 30 October 2020, The Nusa Dua's average daily room occupancy rate was even higher, from 13% to 23.5%. This figure was the highest so far since the pandemic hit Bali in March 2020. "Since the island reopened for domestic tourist on 31 July 2020, the tourism business at The Nusa Dua has started to improve gradually. We are very grateful for this amazing progress," said Ardita.

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Visitors to Bali have doubled on the first day of national holiday

29 October 2020 - Bali airport had received more than 6000 domestic tourists in one day (27/10), this is the highest number since the last seven months. Normally, there were about 3000 visitors landed daily in Ngurah Rai International Airport since the island opened its border for domestic tourists on 31 July 2020. So far, things have gone well, even much better than some pessimistic predictions which only 10% raise from the daily visit rates. "We estimate there might be up to 10% increase of domestic tourists will come during the long holiday, compared to the current daily average. But we will see it again later, as there is no significant improvement happened til now, "said Andanina Dyah Permata Megasari, the Communication and Legal Manager of Bali airport earlier on Tuesday (27/10).


Later on that day, the airport recorded 6,305 passengers had arrived via the domestic terminal, by Tuesday evening, 27 October 2020. This number has increased by 25% compared to the number of arrivals on Monday, 26 October 2020, with 5,047 passengers. The flights are mostly dominated from the Jakarta routes, either from Soekarno-Hatta Airport or Halim Perdanakusuma. Tourists from Surabaya, Makassar, and Lombok are also can be found on the island during this holiday season. 


Still, according to Andanina, the airport authority has prepared several procedures to anticipate the possibility of delay and cancel flights, due to the bad weather conditions. Furthermore, the number of officers-on-duty have been increased to supervise the implementation of health protocols and promoting #safetravel campaign. They will inspect every area in the airport to encourage people wearing mask, wash hand regularly and keep a safe distance. Bali provincial government also has placed hundreds of officers from the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) in several points on the island, Gilimanuk Harbour, Kuta, Legian, Tanah Lot and many more. To avoid traffic congestion, the Bali Transportation Department (Dishub) has assigned hundreds of officers to solve traffic problems that may occur in some areas during the holiday. All of these efforts will be continuously applied until the end of the holiday season on 1 November 2020.

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Covid-19 Update: Bali's recovery rate keeps increasing!

28 October 2020 - Indonesia is progressing on handling Covid-19 pandemic in the last few weeks. The National Task Force has reported significant developments for the better in recovery rates in several regions. The head of experts team for Indonesia Covid-19 task force, Prof. Wiku Adisasmito informed the recovery rate per 27 October is 81.3% from the total number of infections in the country or as much as 322,248 people. Meanwhile, the world recovery rates is 73.49%. "The world's recovery rates lately tend to decrease. While in Indonesia, the percentage tends to increase. This is a good progress that must be maintained so that the recovery rate keeps increasing and hopefully no more fatalities," said Wiku during an online press conference on official BNPB YouTube channel, Tuesday 27 October 2020.


Now the burden is on Noel to prove that he's capable of being more than the shell of a player he often looked like amidst the Sixers' disarray.
下载微信之后,用户会收到提示,让他们用自己的QQ账号或手机号注册。随后微信利用用户手机通讯录里已有的条目来充实联络人列表。进行交流时,用户可以上传任何照片或视频到手机上,也可以拍摄新的照片和视频,或是按下一个按钮录制一条语音信息,信息的传送几乎是实时的。语音信息可以回放,信息最后有短暂的哔声,模仿无线电对讲机那种即时联络的感觉。
The reason for its high valuation is based on the fact that it was the first time China Post released stamps featuring the Chinese Zodiac since the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
你的阑尾终究可能不是一个无用的进化副产物。你的阑尾不像智齿那样,事实上它可能发挥着重要的生物学功能,恰好现在人类还没准备好放弃阑尾的这种功能。
n. 购买,购买的物品
据第三方市场情报公司IDC日前公布的数据显示,去年中国智能手机制造商华为、OPPO以及vivo的年出货量大增,使得三家企业都成为了世界前5大智能手机制造商。
该杂志称,他的净资产为35亿美元,与前一年相比缩水了10亿美元。


会。2018年,美国总统特朗普将通过对中国采取惩罚性行动,来兑现他在竞选时许下的部分保护主义诺言。最可能的触发因素将是特朗普政府委托的、对中国涉嫌窃取知识产权的官方调查报告,以及中国补贴钢铁和铝生产的行为。在其贸易团队的敦促下,特朗普可能会下令采取报复性措施,其中包括征收惩罚性关税。此举是否会标志着贸易战打响第一枪,将取决于中国如何反应。如果中国决定征收报复性关税,或者把美国告上世贸组织(WTO),将标志着敌对状态的开始。
But the change in Wall Street’s — and Silicon Valley’s — appreciation of Mr Cook is down to more than just the 70m iPhones Apple is expected to sell this quarter or the $42bn in sales generated in the previous.
Regulators clamped down on outbound deals following an unprecedented flood of offshore acquisitions in 2016 that drained China’s foreign exchange reserves. In August this year, China’s cabinet formalised a new framework that encourages deals that fit Beijing’s strategic priorities and discourages deals in entertainment, sports and luxury real estate
鉴于她的成功,她再也无法过上平凡人的生活。
中国仍然是世界经济复苏乏力情况下推动全球增长的重要力量。

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Bali traffic police holds Operation Zebra 2020

27 October 2020 - The Indonesian Police's Traffic Corps (Korlantas-Polri) is holding the annual "Zebra Operation" for the next two weeks. This operation is scheduled from 26 October to 8 November 2020. Traffic polices on every region in the country, including Bali, will stand-by on the roads and give penalties to those who are not following the rules. Authority aims to improve the traffic discipline of the community amid the Covid-19 Pandemic.


Unlike other places in Indonesia, Bali's traffic is somewhat less controlled. Foreign tourists are easily rent a scooter from a rental and ride the engine recklessly; some even don't possess experiences on riding two-wheelers before. Underaged locals are also easily be found riding a scooter while joking around and not wearing helmets. All these and the condition of the roads in Bali are the perfect combination for unfortunate incidents. The number of reported traffic accidents in Bali is 1,350 cases from January 2020 to September 2020; it is a serious problem. To learn about essential information on driving in Bali read here. 


There are several checking points have been set-up for this event: Intersection near Badung police department in Mengwi, T-junction on Petitenget street, Intersection near police department in Abianbase street, Lukluk Intersection on Darmasaba street, and Padang Luwih Intersection near Dalung - North Kuta. However, you may find a group of polices do the checking in other places as they got many reports of violations on specific areas. 

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Electric transportation for Ubud, Kuta and Sanur

26 October 2020 - The provincial government of Bali continues to intensify efforts to create a greener Bali. INKA, a state-owned train manufacturing company (BUMN) and Bali Regional Company (Perusda) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Friday, 23 October 2020. The agreement signifies the development of an integrated electric-powered transportation system on the island of gods.


Director of PT Perusda Bali Province, I Nyoman Kami Artana, explained to the media that after the signing of the MoU, a feasibility study (FS) would be carried out first by PT Inka. "Everything will be outlined in the FS (feasibility study). Whether it will be an electric train, cable car, or what model, PT Inka will do the study first. This is only the signing of the MoU," said Artana. It will take at least two years for this project to be executed.


Budi Noviantoro as the main director of PT INKA explained that the funding for this project came from foreign loans by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), a multilateral development finance institution based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The budget plan is around IDR 2.6 trillion and will be used for workshops, manufacturing of battery components and infrastructure.

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Bali safe travel protocols

Carry out deleveraging in an active and prudent way.
星期三,2014年春晚主持名单公布,包括了朱军、董卿、毕福剑、李思思和张国立。作为电影演员和导演的张国立会首次主持央视每年举办的春晚。
Mr Mallaby accepted the award at a dinner in London on November 22, where the guest speaker was Dido Harding, chief executive of TalkTalk, the UK telecoms group.
One of the country's largest clinics, JK Plastic Surgery Center founded by Joo Kwon, recently opened a hotel to better serve customers, who spend an average of $17,675 during a single visit.
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无从业资格的司机从事网约车服务将面临1万(折合1500美元)至3万元(折合4500美元)的罚款。
2016年即将上映的电影都是鸿篇巨制,众多佳片能让你一饱眼福。这些影片包括:《蝙蝠侠大战超人:正义黎明》、《美国船长3:内战》、《神奇动物在哪里》、《海底总动员2》、《星球大战:侠盗一号》、《X战警:天启》、《独立日2:复活》、《魔兽世界》以及《自杀小队》等。
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International visitors with urgent purposes are also starting to come back to Bali. Though Indonesia still not allow foreign visitors to enter for tourism purposes and free visa on arrival is deactivated until further notice; applying for a B-211 Social Visa Culture can be a solution for international visitors to come back at the island of gods. Read this article for details.


“The US economy is likely to grow by 3 per cent plus this year as well as next year.
It set minimum prices too high for commodities including cotton, sugar and corn, and as those prices diverged from the market prices, authorities encouraged excessive production as well as strong import flows.

社科院报告建议不交易住房暂不征房地产税


Bali anticipates the spread of Covid-19 during the upcoming holiday

21 October 2020 - October is slowly coming to an end, normally Bali starts getting busy during this time. Many bars, restaurants and hotels would have decorated their properties with Halloween decorations, invitation for costume contests also should have been announced, but this year will not be the same. Most of the places are struggling to keep their business opens, while some lucky workers must sufficiently manage their money to survive. Last year, there were more than 500,000 thousand international tourists visited Bali in October, and accumulatively more than five million visits from January to October. Nonetheless, life must go on; Indonesia and Bali government are preparing an anticipation measures to welcome domestic visitors for the upcoming holiday to celebrate the Prophet Mohammad's Birthday, from 28 October to 1 November 2020.


President Jokowi has instructed his cabinet to intensify the implementation of safe travels protocols in tourism destination throughout the country, especially Bali. "We had the experience of surge cases during a long holiday last time, maybe one and a half months ago. Therefore, we need to discuss this so that long holiday will not cause the increase of Covid-19 cases," said Jokowi during a meeting at the Merdeka Palace-Jakarta on Monday, 19 October 2020.


The minister of home affairs Tito Karnavian also joined in the meeting and explained to the media that travelling to other regions and visiting popular tourist destinations are potentially will expose the tourists to the transmission of the coronavirus. He also encouraged the public to spend the holiday at home with family instead. 

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Bali to host United Nations event in 2022

16 October 2020 - Bali has been trusted to host several global events for years, and we are so delighted to find out that the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) meeting is to be held in Nusa Dua-Bali in 2022. The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has confirmed and delegated his cabinets to prepare everything for this big event, yesterday 16 October 2022 at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java during a limited virtual meeting.


GPDRR is a biennial event established by the United Nations (UN), through United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to review the progress of various knowledge, developments, and the latest trends in the international disaster management. Indonesia is considered the perfect place to host the event as the country is situated between three tectonic plates and also sits on the Circum-Pacific Belt known as the Pacific Ring of Fire.


The upshot: The world's largest economy can still function as an oasis in a desert despite the claims of doomsayers that those days are over.
In dollar terms, imports plunged 18.8 per cent last month to $114.19, from a 7.6 per cent drop in January and versus an expected drop of 3.6 per cent.
合作公寓和共管公寓
The number of people holding degrees from colleges or universities reached 170.93m, which means there were 12,445 people with an advanced education per 100,000 people in 2015, up from 8,930 in 2010. The number of people who had attended a senior high school also increased, and the number who had only completed lower-level education fell.
The Asia-Pacific is the common home of all countries in the region. China does not want to see any party in the Asia-Pacific region feel compelled to choose sides under the influence of a Cold-War mentality.
It remains the world's largest country and the largest oil producer. It retains its permanent seat on the UN Security Council. Its nuclear arsenal (in Cold War times one of five countries, but now one of nine) has been progressively modernised. Sustained increases in defence spending have brought it close to its goal of escalation dominance in local and regional war.

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E-Visa application, a solution to enter Bali during Covid-19 pandemic

还记得《类人猿行动》吗.这是一部被众人忽略的2016年早些时候的电影,由杰米.多南和斯里安.墨菲担任主演,讲述了对希特勒身边的三把手、党卫队将军莱因哈德.海德里希进行的一次失败暗杀。《行动代号:猿人》也尝试讲述这一故事,杰克.莱诺和奥康奈尔将在片中饰演密谋的士兵,而罗莎曼德.派克和米娅.华希科沃斯卡是他们片中的感情对象,杰森.克拉科则饰演他们的刺杀目标。
The magazine also notes that he gave $66 million to his presidential campaign and paid $25 million to settle a lawsuit related to Trump University.
有时,它是英语中最可怕的字眼之一。但是当机会在你的职业生涯中出现时,你应该准备好说出这个字眼:Yes。
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In the Robot World Cup Soccer final on June 30th the Dutch robots weren’t up against the Chinese team “Water” from Beijing. Within a minute the Chinese team scored a goal. The Dutch made an equalizer before half-time, yet in the second half team Water scored again.


Foreign visitors with purposes for humanitarian activities, volunteering, family reunion and business or investment now can apply for an Indonesia 211 e-VISA. While doing your projects or meeting a family, you can enjoy many ridiculous "Corona" discounts given by most hotel resorts and restaurants on the island. Yes, do yourself some researches online to see 5-star accommodation and restaurants published their irresistible offers on their website and official social media accounts.

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Extreme weather in Bali

"The autonomous region has invested 4 billion yuan (around 600 million US dollars) to promote industries with local features in poor areas, and relocated 77,000 poor people last year," said Lu Huadong, deputy director with the office.
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美国国家海洋与大气管理局(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)国家环境信息中心负责人托马斯愠尔(Thomas Karl)表示:“我们还是第一次看到这种情况。”
2015年最佳职业
While not a low rating when compared to the other four dramas, it was still criticized by many audience members.
“他不在情报系统监视范围内,”总理补充道。
The pace of Japanese production rose at a brisk clip during the month of October, giving policymakers hope - if not more mixed messages - about the strength of the Japanese economy.
With best wishes for a happy New Year!
数年来,莎尔玛·海雅克和格温妮丝·帕特洛都是性侵的受害者,麦高恩表示,她明白特朗普的支持者都憎恨好莱坞,因为他们的自由主义都是假的。
In 1995 Dutch troops serving as UN peacekeepers failed to prevent Bosnian Serb forces murdering 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the town of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia.


The Head of BMKG (Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency) Region III Denpasar, M. Taufik Gunawan, explain that Bali is entering a period of transition from the dry season to the rainy season. The ENSO index (El Nino-Southern Oscillation) is at NINO 3.4: -0.72, meaning there has been a significant increase in daily rainfall in Bali. Besides, MJO is currently in quadrant 5, which affects the rain cloud formation process. "We urge the public to remain vigilant as severe weather warnings continue," add Mr Gunawan.


笑并且像美洲狮一样咆哮
Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence on Tuesday topped a Forbes magazine list of the world’s highest-paid actress for the second straight year, earning some $46 million, followed by Melissa McCarthy.
2. Livers grow by almost half during waking hours. New research suggests that livers have the capacity to grow by almost 50 percent during the day, before shrinking back to their original size at night. They are the only organ we know of that oscillate this way.

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Hotel and Restaurant business owners in Bali are giving up

I get that Frank Vogel is experimenting to find a winning rotation, but this roster is so unbalanced and the best prospects aren't being put in great positions.
A master class in old-school, super-linear action filmmaking, full of nasty, punk-rock, dystopian Australian humor. Also the best recent eco-feminist-socialist allegory that isn’t a novel by Margaret Atwood. (Read the review)
17. Most Complex Hurdle As of Dec. 7, seven out of 20 domestic top-grossing movies released this year had female-driven stories, according to the website Box Office Mojo. By contrast, five out of 20 female-driven stories topped the international market, which accounts for some 70 percent of the industry’s revenue. This may look bad, but the numbers appear marginally better than they have in recent years.
自2014年10月以来,新兴市场出口额(以美元计算)一直下降,即使没有2008年至2009年全球金融危机期间的下降幅度极端,也比当时持续的时间要长得多,如第一张图表所示。
Ask questions immediately if you don't understand something. If you're in the front row and have been making eye contact, your instructor probably already knows by the look on your face that you don't understand something. A polite raising of your hand is all you need to do to indicate you've got a question.
以下十条就是你找工作时可能露出的“马脚”
雇主因种族、肤色、性别、国籍、宗教、年龄或残疾而歧视员工属于违法行为。但美国多数州至今依然不保护LGBT群体的工作权益。苹果公司CEO蒂姆库克希望消除这种差异。11月份,库克在《华尔街日报》(Wall Street Journal )评论版对页发表了题为《平等就业对企业有益》(Workplace Equality Is Good for Business)的文章,敦促联邦立法,以免就业者因性取向而受到歧视。


The occupancy rate of hotels in Bali is still below four percent until August 2020. "Hotel occupancy per August is only 3.68 percent compared to last year's 67 percent," said the Executive Director of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Bali, Ida Bagus Purwa Sideman. The updates were delivered through an online seminar discussing Tourism Destination Readiness in the Era of New Normal on Friday, 9 October 2020.


Furthermore, Mr Sideman also mentioned that international tourists pretty much dominate the tourism industry in Bali; when there are many countries imposing travel restrictions, automatically the sector will be severely impacted. Within two months, from August to September 2020, at least 3,327 people were losing their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Head of Bali Manpower and ESDM Office Ida Bagus Ngurah Arda informed, by the end of August the number of workers who had been sent home was 76,940, and this number will certainly continue to increase until everything back to normal. Restaurant and hotel owners are struggling with the current situation, while on the other hand, they couldn't afford more financial losses any longer.

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Bali soon to have new mega underwater gardens

9 October 2020 - In addition to Bali splendid underwater beauties in Northwest, Tulamben, Penida, Padang Bai and Benoa; other coral reef gardens will be built in five different regions of the island. Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Edhy Prabowo has prepared several programs called Indonesia Coral Reef Garden (ICRG) to build and restore all the good potentials hidden under Bali waters. This program has been officially declared to the public virtually on Wednesday, 7 October 2020.


This coral reef garden will cost about 111.2 billion Rupiahs, covering 50 hectares of underwater landscape in Nusa Dua, Sanur, Serangan, Pandawa, and Buleleng. ICRG is currently the largest coral reef restoration project in Indonesia. It is a fully labour-intensive project, with a target of employment up to 11,000 people. The minister believes this program will revive the economic situation in Bali coastal villages that have been severely damaged by the coronavirus pandemic. In the future, this coral reef garden will not only function as an underwater tourist attraction but also for education and research purposes.

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Bali Covid-19 vaccine likely available by early 2021

8 October 2020 - Indonesia is making very good progress in terms of vaccine development for Coronavirus pandemic. Mr President Joko Widodo has signed and issued a Presidential Decree No. 99/2020 on 5 October 2020 at Jakarta; this regulation explains about the roles of the Health Ministry in provisioning, distribution and manage the whole vaccination process in the country. The decree also assigns state-owned pharmaceutical company PT Bio Farma to procure the vaccine in cooperation with other international institutions. However, before massively distributed to everyone in the country; medical workers, military and law enforcement personnel, will be prioritized for vaccination. 


Luckily, Bali has been chosen as one of the first regions in Indonesia to receive the first badge of vaccines once available. A simulation for Covid-19 vaccination was conducted in Bali’s state-own health clinic Puskesmas Abiansemal I for two days, 5-6 October 2020. This simulation aims to test the procedures and to prepare medical workers for the actual event most likely by the early of 2021. All things went well during the trial; all authorities are optimistic that Bali will be a good sample for other regions in Indonesia. 

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One step closer to providing clean energy for Bali

1 October 2020 - Good news, the governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster announced a new regional general energy policy and planning (RUED) at Denpasar on Monday, 28 September 2020. This regulation mainly intended to control the current energy management while gradually switching to cleaner and nature-friendly energy sources.

Today, Bali still depends on the supply from outside channel like Paiton-East Java for the extra of 340 MW, due to local energy plants from Buleleng, Jembrana and Denpasar only produce 921.2 MW; while the island needs at least 1,261.2 MW and could be more during high-season travel on July and December. If the authority doesn't make a significant breakthrough soon, Bali certainly will suffer an energy crisis by 2021. To date, many people in secluded areas in Bali still struggling to get a decent electricity supply due to very limited sources and the minimum availability of electricity infrastructure as the geographical conditions of the island are mostly mountainous and coastal areas.

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Bali added to Indonesia's Covid-19 priority list, mini-lockdown awaits

29 September 2020 - Bali is finally added to the list of top ten prioritized provinces for Covid-19 in Indonesia; along with other nine regions, DKI Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, North Sumatra, South Sulawesi, South Kalimantan, Papua and Aceh. Based on the current situation in the island with more than one-hundred new cases daily, the national task force suggested Joko Widodo, the president of Indonesia, to also prioritize the handling in the island of gods. 

Not only due to the high rate of new infections, but Bali also reported low availability of hospital beds and isolation rooms. The latest update on 24 September 2020, the occupancy rate of hospital beds in Bali is 61,6% it's the highest in Indonesia. It also has exceeded the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation; ideally, a regional area should have less than 60% BOR (Bed Occupancy Rate). Per 28 September 2020, Bali reported 107 new infections pushed up to 8639 cases in total, 263 fatalities,  7126 recoveries and 1250 active cases.

Local transmission is the main cause of Coronavirus spread in Bali. Yesterday, Denpasar reported the highest number of new infections in 32 cases, followed by Badung 24 cases, Tabanan 16 cases, and Klungkung 10 cases. Other five regions had less than ten new cases. Sadly, the authorities Polisi Pamong Praja still found tens of foreign tourists and locals not wearing a mask during a raid in Denpasar, Canggu and Kuta last week. Those violators are fined 100.000 IDR for disobeying the Governor decree 487/GugasCovid19/IX/2020. 

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"We Love Bali" campaign invites 4000 influencers to promote safe travel

25 September 2020 - Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has announced the plan on the tourism recovery program "We Love Bali" to salvage the economy and tourism industry in the Island of the Gods. This campaign is scheduled to be started on October or November 2020.

The main purpose of this program is to test and promote the implementation of CHSE safe travel protocols which include several aspects Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environment on Bali tourists attractions and hotels. There will be 4000 participants from diverse background including travel bloggers, photographers, influencers, teachers, students, government employees, travel agencies, local tourism groups, millennial communities,  and the mass media with ranging aged eighteen-fifty years. Later on, all the participants will be divided into groups, with maximum members of forty people. All participants are obligated to promote the New Era of Bali Tourism across their social media platforms to encourage their followers in visiting the island of gods.

The government has invested at least twenty billion IDR for these three days, and two nights campaign; which consists of ten itineraries that have been designed for all groups of participants. Some organizations have been appointed to accommodate all the aspects of this program, PAWIBA will be in charge of transportation, HPI & PHRI will provide accommodation for all the guests. Many art communities selling local products through registered Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) will also be encouraged to join this program. However, only those who have a valid New Era Life Order Certification will be allowed to participate in this "We Love Bali" campaign. "With this program, we are trying to revive the tourism industry in Bali, as there are about 350 tourism industries and 8,000 workers will be involved, as well as SME entrepreneurs," said Rizky Handayani, the Deputy for Tourism Products and Events Organizer at the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy during a meeting in Denpasar on Tuesday, 22 September 2020.

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Latest Immigration updates 18 September 2020

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Holders of expired ITAP, ITAS, and few types of ITK staying in Indonesia must leave Indonesia and not stay after 5 October 2020, or an onshore application can be made for a new Visitor Visa or Temporary Stay Permit on https://visa-online.imigrasi.go.id/ without leaving Indonesia. Official letter can be downloaded here.



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Corona Update: Bali Government imposes another social restriction

18 September 2020 -  The global pandemic Covid-19 seems to get hard to control the last few weeks in Bali and Indonesia. High rates of daily new infections, fatalities and hospital bed shortages have been reported recently. The government of Bali have no other choice but to impose another social restriction on the island.

The authority has released another circular letter with number 487/GugasCovid19/IX/2020 on 17 September 2020, and it is applied starts from today, 18 September 2020. The new regulations will affect several aspects of the new-normal protocols which have been issued last July. Here,  things you should know about the new Covid-19 rules in Bali:

  1. The maximum number of workers allowed to attend office or any business in Bali will be limited to 25% per operational. If you are an employer or business owner, you are advised to manage the working schedule/ shift of your employees more efficiently and if possible work from home. This regulation applies to both government and private companies.
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  4. Tourists attractions, markets and restaurants are supposed to let the visitors in with a maximum 50% of its capacity. Also compulsory to provide washing hand facility or hand sanitizer for all the visitors, and remind the guests always to wear a mask and keep a safe distance from others.

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Corona Updates: Bali tourists attractions to be closed again

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Bali governments are planning new strategies to prevent a larger spread of Coronavirus. During the three-hour meeting in Jaya Sabha, Denpasar; I Wayan Koster, the governor Bali declared thirteen points of measurements to be implemented soon:


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Bali provincial government assume there are three main cause of the spike numbers in daily confirmed cases on the island. First, many people are not disciplined enough to practice new-normal protocols such as wearing a mask, wash hand regularly and keep social distancing. Second, inequality in the implementation of the Health Protocol between the Ketapang and Gilimanuk Port Authority. Third, the disagreement between regents on execution of the governor decree in local communities.

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Bali provides new public transportation

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The government of Bali finally provides a new public transportation called Trans Metro Dewata. I Wayan Koster-Bali Governor has officially marked the release of more than a hundred public transport bus service in Badung market; Monday, 7 September 2020. This project is a part of a program from the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. 


Other big cities in Indonesia like Solo - Central Java and Palembang - South Sumatra also have already implemented the same public transportation system. In Solo, there are more than 500,000 people have used the new buses within two months its been introduced to their city. Bali expects more people will be interested in using this modern public transportation soon, and for that reason, everyone has been granted FREE of charge for using Trans Metro Dewata until December 2020.

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Corona Updates: Bali after one-month opens for domestic travellers

1 September 2020 - It's been a month since Bali implemented the second phase of new-normal life protocols at the end of July. So far, there are more than 3000 domestic tourists (on-average) have landed in Bali airport every day, explained Wayan Koster, the governor of Bali to Balipost on 31 August 2020. However, this good news turns out has not significantly affected the occupancy rates on Bali hotels in general; as the visitors' number is relatively low compared to the total number of hotel rooms in Bali which is more than 130,000.

The deputy chief of the Indonesian Hotel General Manager Association in Bali,  I Made Ramia Adnyana has expressed his concern over the plan of the Indonesia central government to keep the border close for the rest of 2020. "...with another four to five months to go, we are not sure how Bali tourism industry will be able to survive until the beginning of 2021," he said. Covid-19 has caused many Balinese workers in tourism industries losing their jobs; most of them are forced to go back to their villages to do farming or fishing only to survive.

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Foreign tourists may not be able to visit Bali until the end of 2020

14 August 2020 - Bali Provincial Government has informed their plans on reopening Bali for international tourists on 11 September 2020. However, this hope of an early reopening seems to fade when the central government through the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Pandjaitan dropped the statement that Indonesia is going to need more time to reopen again, at least until the end of this year. Luhut explained this update during a virtual meeting among the entrepreneurs of the Indonesian Employers' Association (Apindo) on Thursday, 13 August 2020.

At the moment, all the travel and hospitality business owners are expected to focus on marketing their services to domestic travellers and upgrading the facilities based on the new-normal health protocols. "We expect 70% of domestic tourists. So we think that foreign tourists will not be able to travel until the end of the year. Let us first consolidate ourselves," said Luhut. 

The head of Bali tourism office, I Putu Astawa also explained that - the decision on reopening the country is not only determined by the central government, but this is also related to other countries' policies. Even if Indonesia has opened the borders to international tourists, but on the other hand, other countries have not allowed their residents to leave their countries, then it's pointless.

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Bali's entering the second phase of the new era of normal life order protocols

27 July 2020 - A new phase of “New Era of Life Order Protocol” will be started in four days, 31 July 2020. Based on the decree signed by the Governor of Bali I Wayan Koster, domestic travellers from other islands in Indonesia will be allowed to visit Bali for tourism purposes. However, until today the official updates on specific regulations for the upcoming visitors have not been released yet. The visitor must still follow the domestic flight requirements: ID Card, PCR or Rapid-Test Certificate (valid for 14 days), online registration at https://cekdiri.baliprov.go.id/ and fill up the Health Alert Card/ HAC.

Koster explained after an online meeting with the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan that every a massive preparation is being carried out in every level of tourism departments from the village to the province. “At the moment, socialization is being carried out to the lowest level for tourism businesses. Besides, a certification process also has been carried out to all tourism businesses which will open their business activities, whether it’s a tourist attractions, restaurants, hotels and other tourist destinations, must be checked” the Governor said. 

While on his Youtube channel Luhut explained “On Wednesday, I will coordinate with the Tourism Minister (Wishnutama), to reopen tourism in Banyuwangi. Then, we’ll reopen Bali on the 30th, and subsequently several other regions.” Following his statement, this former army general also mentioned that it would take at least a year for Indonesia’s tourism sector to recover from the multifaceted ramifications of the ongoing pandemic fully.

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Immigration Updates: Residence Permit in the New Normal

23 July 2020 - The Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia, through Directorate General of Immigration has published new regulations on visa applications.

Foreigners with visa exemption may submit a Visit Visa telex or telex Limited Stay Visa online. This way, you can apply for ITK or ITAS after paying PNBP Visa fees to the local Immigration Office without leaving Indonesia and without applying for a visa to an Indonesian representative abroad. Similar thing also applicable to ITAS and ITAP holders.

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More Bali's tourists attractions will be re-opened this week: Tanah Lot, Botanical Garden and Jatiluwih

20 July 2020 - The first stage of "New Era of Life Order Protocol" in Bali is almost coming to an end by the end of this month. The daily lives on the island are starting to get back into normal; but of course, everyone must obey the implementation of "new normal" regulations to curb the spread of Covid-19. 

Many restaurants, hotels, malls and other modern businesses have strictly enacted several measures such as providing sinks to wash hands, body temperature-check in every entrance and ban visitors from entering if they are not wearing a mask. Even some places have provided touch-less panel on parking gates and lifts, also make it compulsory for visitor to register themselves online through an app before entering the venue. Many posters to remind us of keeping social distance have been put up in every corner, red tapes on bench or tables in the food courts are also have become common sights nowadays.

Since 9 July 2020, some attractions have been opened for local visitors such as Bali Safari and Marine Park, Jimbaran Beach, Kuta Beach, and Mertasari Beach. It was such a happy moment to see Kuta street finally were packed with parking motorcycles and few cars passing-by after these few last months have turned into a dead city. Sadly, many businesses along Legian street are still closed until today. 

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Immigration updates: For holders of ITAS, ITAP, ITK, MREP and Emergency Stay Permit

13 July 2020 - Indonesia Directorate General of Immigration has updated several new regulations on travel policies amid the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. The information was shared on its official social media yesterday and valid from today 13 July 2020 until further notice.

  1. Holders of Free Visa (visa exemption) who have been granted emergency stay permit are required to leave Indonesia not exceeding 30 days, from 13 July 2020. Otherwise, you will be imposed on the Immigration Administrative Sanctions.
  2. Holders of Visa on Arrival (VoA - B213) who have been granted emergency stay permit now you can extend your Visa on Arrival from 13 July 2020, within 30 days of the grace period. If you do not comply with the provisions, you will be imposed on the Immigration Administrative Sanctions.
  3. Holders of Visitor Stay Permit (ITK - Code 2B21, 2B11, D212) with an emergency stay permit can now extend your substantive permits unless the Covid-19 pandemic is declared over and there are transports available leaving Indonesia. You can extend your functional permits from 13 July 2020, within 30 days of grace period. You can also change your permissions from Visitor Permits to Stay Permits. If you do not comply with the provisions, you will be imposed on the Immigration Administrative Sanctions.
  4. Holders of valid Limited Stay Visa (ITAS) and Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP) currently residing in Indonesia territory can now...

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Bali prepares to welcome international tourists on September

6 July 2020 - I Wayan Koster, the Governor of Bali has announced the plan on resuming all of the activities in the island within a decree with number 3355 of 2020 so-called “New Era of Life Order Protocol”. The governor explained the three stages of reopening the island of gods after attending a religious ceremony on Sunday at Besakih temple.

Stage I
On 9 July 2020, according to the direction given by the National Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling Covid-19 in Indonesia, the implementation of the new normal life order is limited to the healthcare industry, government offices, customs and religious activities, finance, manufacturing, trade, logistics, transportation, cooperatives, MSMEs, traditional markets, modern markets, restaurants, food stalls, agriculture, plantations, marine/ fisheries, animal farming, public services and construction sector. Still, all students continue their study from home. Tourists attractions are allowed to open for all the visitors within Bali.

Stage II
31 July 2020, only if the first stage goes well domestic travellers from other islands in Indonesia are allowed to fly in for tourism purpose. Indonesian tourists and foreigners who happen to be in Indonesia during the pandemic will be able to visit Bali tourists attractions such as beaches, temples, waterfalls, museums and other activities.

Stage III
By the end of August, the Bali Provincial Government will re-evaluate the plan on opening the border for international tourists by 11 September 2020. However, the immigration has not announced when visa applications will be available again; also what other requirements need to be provided (PCR Test result or else).

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Indonesia plans 'travel bubble' with these four countries

15 June 2020 - Indonesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism have discussed some essential points on reopening several destinations, including Bali for a new program called 'travel bubble'. The term' travel bubble' refers to an agreement between two or more countries that are succeeding in curbing virus outbreak, allow each other to open their borders and resume the regular travel activities among the members. 

There are four countries that Indonesia's government now targeting to establish 'travel bubble': Australia, Japan, South Korea and China. These countries are appraised for their attainments in handling the pandemic and entering a new phase so-called the new-normal period. Australia and China are also notably crucial for Indonesia tourism businesses, specifically for Bali. More than two million tourists came from both countries last year to the island, while Japan and South Korea have shown a significant increasing trend.

Several countries have implemented this program such as Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia; they name the application as 'Baltic travel bubble'. Greece, Germany, Israel and Cyprus are also expected to be in the first batch to allow visitors from neighbour countries without undergoing a quarantine session. Still, there could be subject for some random testing.

However, critics have raised concerns over a premature opening up the travel industry. The confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country have not shown a sign to slow down. The head of Bali Tour and Travel Agencies Association (ASITA), I Ketut Ardana, explained that the tourism industry on the resort island is vigilant since local transmission of the coronavirus still happening. He also advised the government should carefully decide on whether or not to reopen tourist destinations (2/6). "If we take the wrong decision, the impact can be awful for Bali," he said. "That is why we must be cautious [in making the decision] and be more patiently wait until the situation has improved."

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Bali slowly reopens with new normal protocols

12 June 2020 - It has been three months since Indonesia declared the first case of Covid-19 at the beginning of March. All events and holiday plans were cancelled to curb the spread of the outbreak. Even the most significant event in Bali, Nyepi (silence day) which is always be celebrated with Ogoh-Ogoh parade on Nyepi eve was cancelled. Many tourists visiting the island were forced to fly back home, and those who are planning a holiday to Bali must postpone until further notice. It leads to an unimaginable nightmare for every tourism businesses on the island, especially for those who work as informal workers on the travel and tourism sector as many Balinese do.

But today we can finally catch a glimpse of hope as things start to get back to normal in Indonesia, especially in the island of gods - Bali. Malls and restaurants have already begun to re-open since the last couple of days by implementing the health protocols. Beachwalk mall in Kuta is now operating with new operational hour from 11.00 to 20.00 every day, and Mall Bali Galeria is working from 12:00 to 20.00 every day. One of the most popular beach clubs in Bali, Karma Beach Club also scheduled for re-opening on 20 June.

People also start visiting some beaches which “un-officially” re-opened by the local communities; even though the governor of Bali had emphasized that all tourist attractions should not be opened by now as the central government has not granted the permission. This situation is very understandable as people have been staying in their home for so long, and it is undoubtedly affecting their mental health.

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Bali airport shall require a swab test and online registration for all visitors starts 28 May

26 May 2020 - Domestic and international visitors who plan to visit the island must first undergo a Covid-19 swab test and fill up all the information needed on Bali’s official administration website. Even though the immigration has not lifted the temporary travel restriction, there are several people who still able to enter Bali from other countries as they hold KITAS, KITAP, Diplomatic Visas or qualified to do some essential works in Indonesia. “We urge everyone and all airlines to ensure this has been done before flying to Bali; all passengers must already have PCR test results declaring they are negative for COVID-19. The document should be checked at the airport before departure,” said Elfi Amir the Bali Airport Authority.

This new protocol which will be running starts on Thursday, 28 May 2020 is a result of the submitted letter by The Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster to the minister of transportation on Monday, 18 May. The governor demands the swab test (PCR) results to be a compulsory requirement to enter Bali through the airport. This request has been responded quickly by the minister of transportation, which followed by a virtual meeting attended by the Bali provincial Covid-19 task force, Ngurah Rai airport authorities and some airlines representatives.

The visitors also need to register themselves online at https://cekdiri.baliprov.go.id/, which will generate a QR code that needs to be shown when buying the ticket as a proof that the passengers are healthy. 

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Bali prepares for tourism recovery strategy

20 May 2020 - The National and Provincial Authorities have finally agreed to prepare tourism recovery strategy after all of the enforcement measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 has severely hit Bali’s tourism businesses. Still, the President of Indonesia - Jokowi, stated that the government would always uphold all of the health protocols that have been imposed. All decision must be carefully made by considering current economic conditions. “Don’t pit them against each other as options. Our lives will change in facing the pandemic. That’s what people call the new normal [...], But the new lives must not be filled with pessimism; instead, we boost our productivity with optimism as we will still uphold various prevention efforts.” explained Jokowi in his official YouTube channel.

In line with the central government; Bali’s deputy governor, Tjokorda Oka Arta Ardhana stated that the province has planned to establish a “tourism clusters program”, which would be an exclusive tourist zones with high-level health protocols would be implemented. This way, tourists could be welcomed back without the risk of spreading COVID-19 to locals. “We can begin by opening the ITDC Complex in Nusa Dua. It can be positively done as Nusa Dua is physically isolated, far from residential areas, and with a completely separate set of supporting facilities,” said Tjokorda Oka Arta Ardhana.

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Denpasar City imposes Restrictions on Community Activities (PKM) to curb Covid-19

14 May 2020 - As the number of Covid-19 infections keeps increasing in Denpasar, Bali’s government has come up with a plan to impose restrictions on community activities (PKM - Pembatasan Kegiatan Masyarakat). The mayor of Denpasar City, IB Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra has signed this regulation on Wednesday, 13 May 2020; and to be expected active on Friday, 15 May 2020.

Denpasar city administration decided to impose community activity restrictions rather than the generally favoured large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) because the local government are expecting the local economy keeps running well. “Under the PKM, people don't have to close their businesses. All economic activity keeps running with several conditions imposed,” said Dewa Gede Rai the spokesperson of Bali’s COVID-19 task force. 

Foreign tourists and expatriates reside in Denpasar are expected to report to local Banjar or contact accommodations’ manager/ owner. This way, you can get further information and statement letter (if needed) so that you can mobilize normally in Denpasar during this restriction applies until 14 June 2020. In the future, the local government will evaluate this regulation in case need to be extended to another phase.

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Updates on Immigration rules in response to Covid-19

11 May 2020 - The Directorate General of Immigration has informed through its official social media for holders of expired ITAS/ ITAP and MREP staying outside Indonesia are allowed to enter Indonesia. This information has been stated on Minister of Law and Human Rights Regulation No. 11 of 2020 on Temporary Restriction of Foreigners Entering Indonesia - article five. “Foreigners whose Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP) is expired and/or cannot be extended, will automatically be granted a deferral with Emergency Stay Permit (ITKT) without an application process at Immigration Offices.”

However, the visitors would still need to provide some requirements and follow protocols of incoming passengers during Covid-19 outbreak:

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Another good news for those who have already obtained a visa approval (visa telex) or have been granted a visa but it has been expired due to travel restrictions or unavailability of public transportation during the pandemic; The Directorate General of Immigration has declared to automatically re-validate your visa.

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Penalties await those who don't wear face mask in Bali’s public areas

28 April 2020 - Following the instruction from the president of Indonesia and governor of Bali (5/4/2020) on face mask obligation in public areas, many villages or banjars in all regions of Bali start to set up a covid-19 checkpoints in villages' entrances. Pecalang or local authorities are on stand-by checking every person who passes through the village. Not only make sure everyone wears a face mask, but some also do quick-test on body temperature.

Many stores, pharmacies, traditional markets and restaurants even put up a sign “No Mask, No Entry”. However, there are some people who still get caught for not wearing a mask on the street or market. Penalties for this violation vary depending on each banjar policy, some were sent back home, doing some push-up, public services (cleaning villages area) and even must submit some amount of rice to banjar.

Denpasar, Badung, Bangli, Buleleng and Gianyar are currently regions with the highest numbers of Covid-19 infections. By Monday, 27 April 2020; There are 193 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Bali, 4 deaths, 108 active cases and 81 fully recovered.

Public mass transportation suspended amid Covid-19 quarantine

24 April 2020 - All transportation entering and leaving areas affected by large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) will be suspended. The Transportation Ministry responded to ‘mudik’ ban set by the President of Indonesia, Jokowi by cancelling all passenger travel plans starting on today, Friday (24 April 2020), 00:00 WIB.  “The ban will apply to all types of public and private transportation by air, sea, land and railway, except for vehicles carrying leaders of state institutions, police and military vehicles, ambulances, fire trucks, hearses and vehicles transporting logistical supplies, staple goods and medicines,” said Adita Irawati, The Transportation Ministry spokesperson. This measure needs to be taken to prevent citizens from participating in ‘mudik’ tradition (exodus) to curb the spread of COVID-19. 

The ministry of air transportation has confirmed all passengers of domestic and overseas flights – both commercial and chartered flights – would be suspended starting Friday at midnight until June, 1st 2020. However, airports will stay open to serve air cargo transportation and aircraft with certain flight’s permission.

The ministry of land transportation has confirmed toll, national and provincial roads would remain open. However, checkpoints would be set up at several locations, guarded by police and military personnel as well as ministry officials. The restriction on land transportation will be valid until May, 31st 2020. The ministry of train also has confirmed that all services will be suspended until June, 15th 2020. While sea transportation will be suspended until June, 8th 2020. 

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Jokowi officially bans 'mudik' effective starting from Friday, April 24

22 April 2020 - In the beginning of this month the President of Indonesia Mr. Joko Widodo had only advised all the people in the country not to participate in the annual exodus event called ‘mudik’ and restricted all government workers from going on ‘mudik’ trips. A scenario on the possibility of setting a public holiday later in the year in order for people to go on mudik as the compensation were also discussed among the House of Representatives and ministers. This decision is finally made after reviewing a Transportation Ministry survey which shows that 24 percent of respondents are planning to travel home. The same survey also indicates that around 7 percent of respondents had already left on mudik trips. "Based on field research and a survey conducted by the Transportation Ministry, we found that 68 percent of people had decided to not participate in the annual exodus,  while 24 percent still insisted on leaving and 7 percent had already left,[...]It means we still have a very big percentage [of people who will participate in the mudik]. So I want to announce that we will ban the mudik altogether." Jokowi stated during a teleconferenced limited Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Normally there are at least 20 million people from Greater Jakarta (including Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi), the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia, travel to their hometowns to celebrate Idul Fitri together with family. Public health experts suggest, this tradition could lead to worse spread of COVID-19 throughout Java and other islands in Indonesia.

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Bali tourism recovery program is expected to be started by the end of 2020

22 April 2020 - Covid19 is probably the worst thing ever happened to Bali’s tourism businesses in history. The damage caused by this pandemic is way more terrible than other tragedies such as Bali bombings and Mt. Agung eruption. When Bali experienced the bombing tragedies in 2002 and 2005 the hotel occupancy rates were plunged down at 20 percent, while during the eruption of Mt. Agung the occupancy rates of all accommodation in South Bali were still at 60 percent - as the red (dangerous) zone is only 12 KM from the crater. But these days, the hotel occupancy rates are even lower than 10 percent, which is followed by more than a million people who work in tourism sectors losing their job. The head of Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association or PHRI Badung IGA Rai Suryawijaya mentioned "Since April, almost 96 percent of hotels (in Bali) have closed, because there are no more tourist visits, the number will even continue to increase to 100 percent, because existing tourists will need to go back to their home countries". 

However, almost all of the members of Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association in Bali agreed with the Government’s decision to focus on handling COVID-19. "We are currently in a crisis situation, what we need to focus on right now is to get all the people contracted by COVID-19 a proper health care. So that people can calm down, and continue to their normal life soon, "  Added IGA Rai Suryawijaya. 

Nonetheless, IGA Rai Suryawijaya also mentioned about the recovery program for Bali tourism businesses is expected to be started by the end of the year. He hopes that Bali tourism can be reopened to tourists at Christmas and the new year 2021. Moreover, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has also stated that the tourism business will surely  return to normal again in 2021. Tourists will be most likely to increase their vacation time after being bored at home during the COVID pandemic quarantine.

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Emergency Stay Permit are also automatically granted for those who are stranded in Bali or other areas in Indonesia. However we received many email about this particular subject, please find the answers for your questions in these FAQ on Immigration regulations in response to COVID-19 below.

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COVID-19 impacts on Bali - Indonesia’s Tourism Business

9 April 2020 - Businesses across different sectors anywhere in the world are facing one of the hardest times right now with the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. Bali Provincial Human Resources Department is collecting datas of the affected workers across the island. So far, there are about 17 thousand workers who have been dismissed, as the result of temporary shut down for hospitality business in Bali (hotels, restaurants, travels and tourist attractions).

The Chief of Bali Hotel Association (BHA) I Made Ricky Darmika Putra explained the situation during an interview with Antara "At the moment, almost all hotels and restaurants in Bali have been temporarily closed for the next one to two months, we are still monitoring the current situation.” Some hotels are still operating, but with very low occupancy rates even below 10 percent. Meanwhile, restaurants that are still operating also revise their operational hours shorter and only provide delivery and take-away services, no dine-ins following the instructions from the government. He also advised all the business owners "We hope that all General Managers and hotel owners should avoid PHK (termination of employment) as much as possible. While praying, this situation will soon recover."

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Plan for 3 days Nyepi is officially cancelled

8 April 2020 - After being viral on many media for the last couple days, finally the plan for ‘Sipeng Nyepi’ (18, 19, 20 April) initiated by Bali Customary Village Council is officially being cancelled. This discourse has caused many pros and cons among all communities in Bali, some people considered it is not right to call this event as ‘Nyepi’, while others think that it will be in-effective since the airport will remain open during those 3 days, and other sensitive reasons related to those who are working as a daily worker, worry about the basic supply for the family during the Nyepi. "There is no longer ‘Bali Sipeng’, but we advise all Balinese people to do ‘Yasa Kerthi’, silence, stay in their homes, unless there is an urgent matter," said the head of Bali Customary Village Council.

In the meeting between PHDI (The highest religious constitution in Bali) and MDA (Bali Customary Village Council) held today in Denpasar, other points were also discussed related to ‘Peneduh Jagat’ ceremony which will be held at Mother Temple Besakih on 22 April. This ceremony will be attended by limited participants only, all the Balinese are expected to do the ceremony in their own house and keep staying at home.

Another plan for “Nyepi” on 18,19 and 20 April will be discussed by Bali Customary Village Council and related authorities

7 April 2020 - Some media online and Bali local television channels have announced the plan on having a Nyepi for another 3 days this month on 18,19 and 20 April. However the head of Bali Customary Village Council, Ida Panglingsir Agung Putra Sukahet has informed that this is not final yet. "That's still only a plan. We need to discuss this matter further on April 8th, and we will decide later. If so, of course, there will be an official circular letter from the Bali Customary Village Council," he added.

For your information that this Nyepi will be different from the regular Nyepi all Balinese people celebrate every year. This upcoming Nyepi is called ‘Sipeng Nyepi’ or ‘Eka Brata Penyepian (amati lelulungan)’ which means the only restriction is not allowed to go outside the house. Everyone will be still able to do normal activities, while sending prayers to God at home with electricity and internet service within these 3 days. 

Furthermore, Ida Penglingsir Agung Putra Sukahet also mentioned that this plan also can be considered as an alternative discourse in mitigating the spread of coronavirus outbreak in Bali. Among spiritual leaders these 3 days will be also giving a chance to ‘Bhuta’ (evil spirit) to become harmony 'somya'. By knowing this information days ahead, all the people in Bali are expected to be able to buy some basic needs more wisely without having to cause "panic buying" in prior days before Nyepi.

Don’t forget to wear your face mask before leaving the house #masks4all

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而相对来说,普遍推出的新限购政策,并未让其他许多最近几个月表现突出的城市受到影响,房价同比依然大幅上涨。
Beijing is banning Chinese tour groups from visiting South Korea, the latest retaliation against the planned Korean deployment of the US-built Thaad missile shield, according to two people with knowledge of the plans.


Following WHO, the Bali government through the Bali Covid-19 Task Force urged all people to use face masks when they are going outside from their home. In addition, all departments in every level and sectors are expected to increase their awareness toward Covid-19 as it is now showing an increasing trend in the national level. 

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Jokowi allows “mudik” with these following conditions

3 April 2020 - Mudik, is an Indonesian term for the activity where migrants or migrant workers return to their hometown or village during or before major holidays, especially during Lebaran (Eid al-Fitr) holiday. Each year, there are millions of people in this world’s largest Muslim-majority country return to their hometowns or villages after the Islamic fasting month (Ramadhan). This year, mudik is scheduled to fall in late May, in this horrendous condition of Covid-19 outbreak many medical experts strongly suggest the government to ban this tradition. 

However, President Joko Widodo yesterday decided not to ban mudik, but the government  advises the people should be aware that if they keep going on mudik, they can almost certainly bring the disease to their hometowns. Luhut Pandjaitan, the coordinating minister for maritime affairs and investment, as well as the acting transportation minister explained why the Government still allowed the exodus this year after the cabinet meeting in Jakarta yesterday. . “Even if we choose to prohibit people from mudik, they’d do it anyway. Therefore we decided to tell them instead that mudik will bring the disease to their families so it’s better not to do it,” he explained.

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Coronavirus updates on Bali until Thursday, 2 April 2020

3 April 2020 - Here are some updates related to Covid19 outbreak in Bali our editor has gathered. Please be safe, stay at home and keep practicing personal-hygiene at all times. Bali has 25 confirmed positive cases Covid19, 10 people were fully recovered, 2 deaths and 166 patients under observation in Bali hospitals.

Medical appliances supply also have been received on Thursday, 2 April. The supplies are 7500 medical protective suits, 35.000 face masks and 8400 units of rapid test kits. Some of these rapid tests are used in Bali airport to test the Indonesian migrant workers who have been sent home to Bali. 

Denpasar has reported total cases 145 people, with 3 confirmed positive cases Covid19, patients under observations 2 people, suspected cases without symptoms 3 people, and suspected cases under observation 137 people. 

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Indonesia’s President declares large-scale social restrictions due to COVID-19 health emergency, Apr 1

Joko Widodo has declared a COVID-19 public health emergency on Tuesday (Mar, 31st 2020) due to the increasing numbers of infections and deaths across the country. The president said during the press conference that the restrictions are based on the 2018 Law on Health Quarantine, which allows cities and provinces to shut down non-essential services and limit religious and social activities.

These regulations will allow the national police “to take proportionate law enforcement steps" in order to keep the large-scale social restriction measures running smoothly and effectively prevent the spread of Covid-19 outbreak.

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Work from home policy has been extended to April 21st, 2020

31st March 2020

The Governor of Bali has released a new public advisory letter. In this statement the government extends extend some of the already existing regulations to April 21st, 2020:

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Updates on the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Bali, 31 March 2020

The Covid-19 Task Force on behalf The Government of the Bali Province has given some official updates on the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Bali, during an online press conference from the Bali Governor office on Monday afternoon. Until 30 March 2020 the numbers of Patients Under Observations are 146 people (with 9 new cases). Out of those 146 people who have been tested, 109 lab test results have come out, with 90 people are negative, and 19 people are positive. The number of positive infections is almost double from the last press conference on 29 March 2020, which were only 10 cases. 

This new 9 positive cases are 1 foreigner and 8 Indonesian citizens. 3 out of these 8 Indonesian people are believed to be infected from transmission that occurs locally, from other positive COVID-19 cases in Bali. 1 out of these 3 local-transmission cases unfortunately happens to a medical worker. While 5 other Indonesian people were most likely to be infected from the outside of Bali.

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Some traditional markets change their operational hours or close completely

Local authorities in Bali are implementing further adjustments due to the Corona situation. Some regions in Bali have followed the advise published by The Minister of Home Affairs, Republic of Indonesia in letter with number 440/2436/SJ/2020, regarding the prevention of Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the local community.

For example the mayor of Denpasar, IB Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra who has already published an advisory letter with number 434/574/DKIS/2020 dated March 26th, 2020. In this letter the major advises all the people in Denpasar to limit their activity outside the house, especially in terms of doing grocery shopping by moving to use online shopping services. This measure is expected to be able to minimize the number of crowds as a part of Social and Physical Distancing practices in public places like traditional markets and grocery stores. Furthermore, hopefully near in the future all the people in Denpasar are also expected to get comfortable in using e-money. This is very important as money (bank notes) are considered to have become one of the biggest media spread of the virus. 

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Beaches and beach clubs are closed for temporary, Mar 30th

30th March 2020

Since the Governor of Bali has released his decree No. 7194 Year 2020 that all the tourist attractions and public places including beaches need to be temporarily closed. Nusa Dua and many other important beaches in the south of Bali were not accessible anymore since yesterday. This morning, the access to Berawa and Batu Bolong beach were barricaded and some local security (pecalang) are on standby.

Many beach clubs are also on pause, most of them have posted closing announcements since last week. Here are some of the notifications that we have gathered from their official social media accounts.

Badung Regency has scheduled disinfectant-spraying for this week, March 28th

In addition to meeting quality standards, imported products must be correctly labeled in Chinese, according to national regulations.
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The Chinese-made 3D fantasy/adventure film "Monster Hunt" broke a string of box-office records on its release in the country in July 2015, becoming the highest grossing film of the year in the Chinese mainland.
In the 2013 survey, Tokyo reclaimed the title as the world's most expensive city. Currency swings pushed Zurich into the No.1 position last year but government exchange rate controls have driven the Swiss city back to No.7 in the list. Osaka in Japan was ranked the second most expensive.


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Governor of Bali asks public to stay home, and announces further travel restrictions

March 27th, 2020

The governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, announced stronger measures in handling the issue of Coronavirus outbreak in Bali. His letter to the public from Friday, March 27th 2020 instructs everyone to remain at home, asks all officials and leaders to cancel all cultural and religious events, enforces travel restrictions to and from Bali, and asks for an increase of security and control at Bali's borders.

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People in Bali are advised to stay at home until Monday, March 30th 2020

March 26th 2020

Bali Provincial Government has published another governor's letter on Thursday.

The letter advises everyone in Bali to stay at home until Monday, March 30th 2020.

Following this instruction, on its official Instagram account the Bali Provincial Government once again has emphasized that this measure is not considered as a lock down. It's important to understand, that people in Bali are still able to go out buying food and other important items, that are needed to manage the daily life.
Some businesses started to open their services already again, after being closed for two days since Nyepi on March, 25th 2020.

山西省经济发展信心不断增强

Nyepi will be “extended” for two days due to Covid-19 this year, 24 Mar 2020

The Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster has published a new announcement in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in Bali.
Here is the unofficial translation of the letter which has been released on Wednesday, March 23rd 2020:

On Wednesday, March 26th 2020, all the people in Bali are strongly advised to stay at home or in their booked accommodation.

This regulation is made based on the directions given by the President of Republic of Indonesia on his speech at March 15th 2020 regarding the outbreak of disease caused by Corona (Covid-19) in Indonesia; and Notes from the Head of Police Department of Republic Indonesia, Number: Mak/2/III/2020 dated March 19th 2020 regarding the regulatory submissions to Government’s policies in handling the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19)-

Official Announcement Letter


Automatic Emergency Visa - FREE

25th March 2020
Finally, Automatic Stay Permit Extension granted for stranded tourists in Bali,

This Tuesday morning, March 24th 2020 through its official social media accounts The Directorate General of Immigration Indonesia has automated the extension process of emergency stay permit for all the stranded foreign travelers in Indonesia.

This regulation has been implemented after the immigration offices were overrun by travelers who needed to extend their visa.

This regulation is valid for foreigners who cannot return to their country due to Covid-19 outbreak, details are as follows:

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For visitors who came to Bali or Indonesia before 5 February 2020, you can get a help from our recommended visa agent, Mr. Yusak, whom you can contact via email: visa@baliguide.com

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Sanglah General Hospital opens Rapid Test for Covid-19

After receiving an official permission from the Health Minister of Indonesia, finally Sanglah General Hospital starts opening FREE Rapid Test for Covid-19 on Saturday, March 21st 2020  as stated by the head of Bali Health Department, I Ketut Suarjaya during the interview.

The service will be opened everyday, from 08:00 - 16:00 Bali Time. (EXCEPT ON NYEPI DAY).

Please be noted, test will be ONLY given to:
  • People who have made contact with positive Covid-19 patients
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Always remind yourself to keep a distance from others especially when you visit a high-risk infectious place like hospital.


All Bali Tourists Attractions are Advised to be Closed Temporary, 21 March 2020

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Here are some of the year's pinnacles and potholes:
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If all this comes to pass, Huberty estimates that Apple's addressable smartphone market in China, which had dwindled to 10%, could triple to nearly 30%.
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四年前,玛蒂还是一个默默无闻的8岁小女孩,她喜欢跳舞,就读于当地一所小学。
Over at Huffington Post Mark Gongloff warns: That 'dramatic downgrade of U.S. economic growth in the first quarter revealed the economy's lingering weakness, exposed the folly of Washington's austerity obsession and slapped the Federal Reserve's newfound optimism right in the face.' And with politics deteriorating, it'll get worse.


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Updates on the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Bali, 20 March 2020

The accumulative number of observation patients (PDP) keeps increasing in Bali, since the last press conference held on March 17th with 78 people under observation, only 3 days later on Friday, March 20th, there are 90 people reported to be fully observed in Bali hospitals. Out of those 90 patients, it is confirmed there are 4 positive cases detected after further lab check.

As we know, the only one confirmed case in Bali was a British tourist who unfortunately died after a couple days of treatment in Sanglah General Hospital on Wednesday, March 11th 2020. The new 3 cases are male foreign tourist age 72 and Indonesian with age 30 and 39 both male. From further investigation by local authorities these 3 new confirmed Covid-19, were having contact with at least 199 people. 

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President Jokowi asking for rapid testing & contingency plans

19th March 2020

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has asked to perform rapid tests for Sars-CoV-2 infections across the country.

“I ask for rapid tests to be carried out across Indonesia for early detection of infection,” the president announced during a meeting in Jakarta. “I also want more test kits to be distributed to medical laboratories and more laboratories [to be prepared] to conduct the tests.”

“Hospitals must determine who can isolate themselves at home and who requires advanced treatment in hospitals,” he added.

“I am instructing hospitals to form a clear contingency plan while we accelerate construction of the COVID-19 hospital on Galang Island (Riau) Islands,” the president said.


Corona Statistic for Bali - March 17th

17th March 2020

The COVID-19 Prevention Task Force on behalf of the Provincial Government of Bali has updated the numbers of suspected patients of COVID-19 in the island. As per Tuesday, in Bali 78 people were tested and treated, while only 1 patient so far, was diagnosed with CoVid-19. This information was delivered during a press conference at Jayasabha, Denpasar.

北京12家中介存在克扣租金押金等问题被约谈曝光


Government Update 17 March - Effective 20 March 2020

17. March 2020

Additional Measures of the Indonesian Government in Relation to Covid-19 will be effective 20. March 2020.

The Government continues to follow cl​osely WHO situation reports on the spread of Coronavirus and keeps adjusting its policies in order to reduce the spread of the virus. Indnonesia still faces an increasing number of people affected by the Corona Virus in Indonesia. In this latest announcement, more countries are added to the "banned" list and the issue of Free Visa and Visa on Arrival is suspended for one month.

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Bali Closes Schools and government services due to COVID-19

March 16 March 2020

The Provincial Government of Bali  decided to suspend all education activities for two weeks, starting on today, Monday, 16 March 2020. This decision was taken after the 19th COVID Handling Task Force meeting held on Sunday night, 15 March 2020.

A letter has been published on 16 March announcing several new measures in order to slow down the spreading of the Corona Virus in Bali.

Today President Jokowi called in a press conference for "social distancing" to reduce virus spread, urging his citizens to stay home, work from home, study home, and worship from home.

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96 positive COVID-19 cases in Indonesia

14th March 2020
As reported in the Bali Post, the government has updated the number of COVID-19 positive patients in Indonesia - to 96. Government Spokesman for Corona Virus Handling, Achmad Yurianto, said that until Saturday (3/14) afternoon there were 96 positive cases of COVID-19. "Today's update, the number of positive cases totals to 96 per day today from the last yesterday we reported 69, now to 96. "

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Bali will limit activities involving gatherings of groups

13th March 2020
The Corona Virus Disease Task Force in Bali Province held a meeting at Bali Governor's Office, on Friday (13/3). In a meeting involving all members of the Task Force from elements of the Bali Regional Police, Kodam, Korem, local governments, organizations including the tourism industry, health institutions, as well as districts / cities agreed on implementing 5 new measures.

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Bali's Governor taking further Corona preparations

(Date: Friday 13th 2020, Bali)
In a DPRD Plenary Meeting the Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster, shared his confidence that the government is well prepared and has implemented strong efforts to prevent the uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus. He stated, that Bali is economically and in terms of infrastructure ready to overcome the virus outbreak. "When it comes to our budget, we are ready," he said.

He added that he would gather all delegations from each hospital in Bali to discuss further about how to handle patients and to ensure the availability of isolation rooms. "In total, there are about 44 rooms that will be prepared as a place of isolation.... So far the number of infections is still small and still can be managed in Sanglah Hospital." stated the Governor.

At the moment Sanglah Hospital has four isolation rooms that have been developed into 18 rooms. Additional rooms are available at Tabanan Hospital, Sanjiwani Hospital, Gianyar, and Buleleng Hospital. More isolation rooms are now being prepared also at Bali Mandara Hospital and PTN University Udayana Hospital.

Koster also added, the need for medical support of doctors, nurses, as well as facilities for the personal safety of doctors and medical support, is being coordinated by the Provincial Secretary of Bali who is also appointed as the Chair of the CoronaVirus Disease Task Force, Dewa Made Indra.

Further he said, "Bali is not adding further restrictions or regulations". .... "We advise the public to remain calm, the government is working to mitigate this case according to standard procedures set by the central government," The Governor said.


Government Waives Income Taxes for Six Months to support Economy during Covid-19 Crisis

(Jakarta March 12th 2020)

Finance Minister of Indonesia Sri Mulyani Indrawati announced that Indonesia will grant a six-month tax break for employees, manufacturers, and importers, starting as soon as next month (April), as part of its second fiscal stimulus to help support and stimulate the economy which has been strongly afected by the corona outbreak crisis.

She said the government would suspend collecting employees' income taxes, also known as PPh 21. The ministry's tax office would waive the income tax paid monthly (PPh 25) by entrepreneurs in the manufacturing sectors.

Indonesia and particularly Bali, whose economy depends on tourism has been hit hard by the corona crisis. The shutdown of China stopped all visitors coming from China. The Chinese tourists are now the largest group, while the Australians are now second.

The minister has earlier projected that the largest economy in Southeast Asia could see its growth slowing down to 4.70 percent this quarter, from the 4.97 percent pace in the last quarter as the Covid-19 outbreak disrupted China's economy, Indonesia's largest trading partner. The country has so far 34 confirmed cases of the corona, with one fatality which occurred in Bali.

Also, Indonesia's stock market stopped trading for 30 minutes on Thursday 13th March, the first time since the market installed the 5 percent circuit breaker to slow panic selling amid worries of a widespread Covid-19 outbreak in the country.
The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) halted trade at 3:33 p.m. local time after the index fell more than 5 percent to its lowest level since June 2016.


Indonesia confirms first death linked to Covid-19 in Bali

在接受《第一财经》采访时,中国建设银行(CCB)董事长提到,中国各银行面对的最大挑战在于不良贷款不断上升。
这个夏天,诺埃尔将成为受限制自由球员,考虑到他公认的防守能力、未开发的潜力和乐透秀身份,他期望得到一份慷慨的补偿合同,即使他的职业生涯上场时间还不足5000分钟。
要向依法依规的市场主体发出“前行、前行、再前行”的信号;向依靠劳动创业创新者亮起“可以、可以、再可以”的绿灯;对那些违法违规不良行为,就要及时亮出黄牌,甚至出红牌罚他下场。
考克斯说:“人们的政治倾向甚至影响到他们对气候的认知,这真有趣。”
The Democratic party's would-be challenger, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, responded on Fox News, accusing Clinton of pandering to female voters.
公司:建筑公司Project Frog


以下是其中最值得期待的10部,我们相信这10部电影都将成为票房宠儿,值得反复欣赏。
信息技术是第三大行业,有18个入围品牌。上榜IT品牌的总价值占到了榜单的22.5%.平均价值上升了10%。北京是IT行业总部的首选位置,有12个上榜IT品牌的总部设在这里。
年度最佳单曲:米兰达·兰伯特《Over You》
在做完所有他能做的自救措施后,这个务实的孩子不知道还要多久才会有人来救他,于是他决定做家庭作业。
Song “The China Style”(Jiuyue Qiji)


如果法国总统奥朗德在2012年上任后没有主动减薪30%,他的排名还能更靠前。
尽管报道称,威廉凯特夫妇9月对加拿大的正式访问非常成功,但是,在今后的访问中两人需要注意守时。
Hurun’s China Rich List, which tracks more than 2,000 private entrepreneurs with a net worth of $300m or higher, added 179 names to its roster this year.
Traders heading for the exits: 'Unsustainable trends can survive much longer than most people anticipate, but they do end when their 'time is up, at the culmination of their time cycles.' They analyzed more than 20 cycles: 'Nearly unanimously point to tectonic shifts in the months and years ahead.'
传统上,在教学和研究水平方面,中国大学在国际排名排行榜上的评价要比美国和欧洲的高校逊色一些。
国际消费类电子产品展
He said game and live-broadcast apps currently hosted by Tencent don't require real-name registration, but the company is considering establishing a platform for parents to monitor their children's behavior.


Airbnb Showdown
QuikTrip:“糖果摊”
不过,这一涨幅显著低于此前一个月8.2%的环比涨幅。
《为奴十二年》导演史蒂夫?麦奎因(Steve McQueen)在登台领奖时说:我有点吓到了。然后他微微耸肩,引用片中福音歌曲的歌词,说了句“翻涌吧,约旦河,翻涌吧”("Roll, Jordan, roll")。


新总督还寻求私有化如能源生产部门的服务,设立一个办公室监督和分类联邦资金以减少腐败,并为医生创造财政奖励,以提升日益减少的专家人数。
该学院还在国际课程体验方面排名第二。在最新的毕业生当中,逾五分之四的人有过国外实习经历,逾一半学员有过在另一个国家学习超过一个月的经历。
Super Bowl
Add your scores for questions one to nine to see how you score on the Negative Affectivity scale
自迈克尔?哈内克之后,再没有人像希腊导演欧格斯?兰斯莫斯那样喜欢在电影作品中解剖社会习俗了。两年前,他的电影《龙虾》用其看待社会的辛辣视角完全征服了戛纳电影节。在《龙虾》描述的社会中,如果成年人无法在45天内寻找到一个爱侣,就会变成动物——这也是我们的世界,只是将集体思维和从众性推向了最大的极限。如今他又带着新作《圣鹿之死》回归,这是关于一个外科医生(科林?法瑞尔饰)和他的妻子(妮可?基德曼饰)的家庭惊悚电影。这位妻子也是一个医生,她像朋友一样对待没有父亲的少年马丁。马丁似乎决心暴露这个家庭的秘密,并揭开这对夫妻过去的一段可怕的创伤。这部电影想表达的难道是家庭(也有可能是社会)的平静有时候依赖于共享商定的谎言?不管是不是,准备好接受惊吓吧。该片将于11月9日在丹麦上映,11月16日在俄罗斯上映,11月30在中国香港上映。(A24制片公司)
单词retreat 联想记忆:
Why was I so confident that there would be no war in east Asia, either in the East China Sea or the South China Sea? The simple answer is that I know the Asian dynamic. While many Asian neighbours will make angry nationalist statements (and they have to do so to manage popular nationalist sentiments), they are also careful and pragmatic in their deeds.
n. 元素,成分,组成部分,(复数)恶劣天气


The strength of Kellogg/HKUST is the quality of its participants.
小说作者安东尼·赫洛维兹(Anthony Horowitz)透露,新书《Trigger Mortis》为现代读者作了改动,包含反对吸烟的信息,而且首次有一位“直言不讳”的同性恋朋友出场。


More Countries Added to Temporary Ban List for Entering Bali - Indonesia due to COVID-19

(11th March 2020)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia re-emphasizes that current measures for visitors/travelers from China remains in full effect until further notice. The Government has also issued measures for visitors/travelers who have been visited: Iran, South Korea and Italy within this last 14 days.
The ban is officially effective started from Sunday, March 8th, 2020 (00:00 Bali Time). This policy will affect people who have a recent history of travel to:
  • Iran: Tehran, Qom and Gilan 
  • 不过幸好y一位Siddeeq先生的朋友看到了电视新闻于是联系了他。Siddeeq先生表示他依然非常希望看到这封信,虽然他和写信的未婚妻已经离婚了。
  • 华裔建筑大师贝聿铭去世 享年102岁
Travelers from other regions/ cities in those 3 affected countries are still possible entering Bali/ Indonesia by providing clean bill of health published by the authorized health institution appointed by the Indonesian Embassy in their countries (it is compulsory). This certificate must be shown upon check-in at the airport. “Without a health certificate, travelers will be denied entry or transit in Indonesia,” added the minister during the press conference in Jakarta, Saturday, March 7th, 2020. This certificate only needed if you have traveled to Iran, Italy and South Korea within this 14 days. 

However, there is no infections were confirmed to be found in Bali, all suspected who were showing symptoms are negative after further medical lab check in Jakarta. Please contact Indonesia Embassies or Consulates for official updates in your countries if you are planning to visit Bali or other islands in Indonesia.

Update on Corona Virus in Bali - Travel Restrictions

(5th Feb 2020)

'It's all bullshit. It's a lie. It's a Band-Aid lie to make them feel better. I know these people, I know they're lily-livered, and as long as it looks good on the surface, to them, that's enough.'
Many believe the population is no longer a major threat to China's resources and environment. Instead, China's population challenges have shifted to low birth rates, an aging society and a widening gender imbalance. China has already experienced a shortage of skilled workers in places like the Pearl River Delta, so it might not be long before we see major reforms.
Paris is in third place with 18.03 million forecast visitors.
1940年5月,德国进军法国,将40万英法联军围困在敦刻尔克的海滩上。在英国和法国军队的地空掩护下,盟军利用所有能用上的军用和民用船只,有条不紊地进行了撤退。这个英勇行动的最后,有33万名来自法国、英国、比利时和荷兰士兵得以安全撤退。
However, five Beijing-based travel agents said they were still selling South Korea tours for March, as was China’s largest online travel company Ctrip. Representatives at the top three state-owned airline carriers in China told Bloomberg they had not received instructions to halt ticket sales to the country.
But retail sales growth softened to 10 per cent in October, betraying economists’ expectations it would hold steady at 10.7 per cent growth from September.
Comic skit “Dance If You Like” (Cai Ming and Pan Changjiang)

Treating Birth Defects Before a Baby Is Born
土耳其外交部愤怒地驳斥了欧盟的批评。它说:“欧盟应该意识到,这种声明助长了极端主义,比如仇外和反土耳其情绪,因为它对避免过分言论和行动以免局势进一步恶化的呼吁,针对的只是土耳其,而不是所有违反外交公约和国际法、从而导致了这种局面的国家。”
WHAT: A riverfront contemporary with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms
他表示:“消费者将需要更多时间回归,这就是为什么我们聚焦于一项我们知道会奏效的方案,专注于价格可承受能力和城市地区的高端(饮料)。”他补充称,他相信,该公司将继续在中国扩大市场份额,同时正为消费者支出再次提速做好准备。

鉴于之前许多邦女郎在007电影中如昙花般一现,随后便星途黯淡,玛尔洛和经纪人正努力确保她与众多一流演员合作,正如邦德电影是用来为她的国际演艺生涯铺路一样。
Jumping all in is rarely ever successful. There are success stories about people who invested everything once and came out winners after six months or a couple years, but those are rare. Risk management is an essential factor in any startup, and balance is vital. You can absorb losses more easily if you take smaller risks in the beginning. Those will provide essential and productive lessons.
榜单的前20名中,除了排名第四的复旦大学和第六名的北京大学这两所综合类高校之外,其余席位多被财经类和理工类高校占据。

The Indonesian authorities have ordered preventative procedures to prevent an outbreak of the Corona Virus in Bali and actually all over Indonesia, which will have to be carried out at 135 entry and exit points including international airports, seaports and border areas. The government installed thermal scanners and medical check-up posts to examine travelers who might be infected with the corona virus.


Impacts of Corona Virus Outbreak for Bali - Indonesia --- 5th Feb

(5th Feb 2020)
According to the latest Press Statement No. 44/SP/II/BKIP/2020 from Indonesian Ministry of Transportation, all tourists from the People's Republic of China will have to return home by Wednesday 5th February 2020, 00:00 WITA. "Therefore, we would like to express our deepest sympathy and sending out prayers to everyone who has been affected by the Corona outbreak", the government stated.

Because of the Corona Virus Outbreak, all flights between China and Bali will be suspended as per February, 5th 2020 at 00:00, for an undetermined time, until the next review from Indonesian Ministry of Transportation will be officially published. Only passenger holding a valid ticket are requested to go to the airport.

With almost 6 million foreign tourists coming to Bali every year, Chinese tourists are the second largest group right after Australians. Almost 100,000 Chinese visitors come to Bali every month. Many local businesses are very dependent on this tourism segment. So far the government has recorded already 50-60% cancellations after the travel warning have been released.
The Corona Virus outbreak surely will have massive impact to many tourism businesses all over Bali. However, the face masks are also here in Bali already difficult to find, since many shops are sold out.

According to Indonesian Health Ministry dozens suspected carriers of the Corona Virus had been already clinically tested in major hospitals throughout Indonesia, including 3 tourists in Bali who were sent to Sanglah General Hospital. All of the tests returned negative, no patient as infected with the Corona Virus as of Monday, February 2nd.

Official Statement Letter about the Corona Virus in Bali (2nd Feb.)