It seems like Bali won't be on your travelling plans anytime soon.
Despite initial plans to reopen Bali on Sept 11, foreign tourists will not be able to visit the popular Indonesian island for the rest of 2020 due to coronavirus concerns.
Bali first reopened its borders for domestic tourism on Jul 31 after a five-month hiatus. Beaches, temples and other attractions were reopened for domestic tourists.
However, concerns over the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia and travel bans subjected to many foreign nationals in their home countries have forced the country to cancel its plans to reopen the island for international visitors.
No new dates were announced for foreign tourists to visit the tourism hotspot.
“The situation in Indonesia is not conducive to allow international tourists to visit Indonesia, including…Bali,” said the island’s governor I Wayan Koster in an official letter dated Aug 22.
“The central government supports [Bali’s] plans to recover tourism by opening the doors for international tourists. However, this requires care, prudence, not to be rushed, and requires careful preparation.”
While Singaporeans won’t be able to visit the popular tourist destination anytime soon, perhaps this is the chance for us to rediscover our own beaches with SingapoRediscovers.
Film Review: Ah Girls Go Army Again is an absolute fever dream
HDB flat owners can continue to adopt larger mixed-breed and K9 sniffer dogs under AVS’ Project ADORE scheme
Five things to do this weekend (Jun 17-19)
Fun things to do at a sleepover with your friends
5 stunning photo spots at i Light Singapore 2022
Parade and Ceremony, Total Defence Display: What to expect at NDP 2022
How my stay-at-home father brought the family closer together
10 Korean fashion online websites that will leave you spoilt for choices
New exhibition at National Museum of Singapore features technology from 1970s to 2000s
Asian Civilisations Museum to showcase traditional and contemporary batik designs from Jun 17 to Oct 2