Bali Delays September Reopening for Foreign Visitors


The governor of Bali said that the island is not yet conducive to welcome new foreign visitors.

The third phase of Bali’s reopening plan will not push through as scheduled, according to Governor Wayan Koster. This means that no new foreign tourists will be able to enter the island on September 11, 2020, as earlier announced.

The governor said that the policy to prohibit foreigners from entering Indonesia until the end of 2020 is still in effect. He also added that outbound travel is not happening yet in many countries.

The first 2 phases of Bali’s reopening plans, which focus on building up domestic tourism for Indonesian nationals and stranded tourists, took effect in July. The Governor said that they will “optimize efforts” to build up domestic travel until the end of this year.

As of August 21, 2020, there have been 4,368 COVID-19 confirmed cases and 51 deaths in Bali. More than 3,800 have recovered and 503 cases are active.

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Planning a trip to Bali?

If you’re thinking about flying into Bali whenever possible, consider these attractions and activities:

  1. [Nusa Penida] Angel’s Billabong, Broken Beach, & Kelingking Beach
  2. [Padangbai] Blue Lagoon Snorkeling
  3. [Menjangan] Scuba Diving
  4. [Canggu] Finns Beach Club
  5. [Jimbaran] Seaside Lobster Dinner