Bali had originally planned to reopen to tourists on September 11.
But, after a new spike of COVID-19 cases, plans to welcome back visitors have been shelved until the new year at the very earliest. It’s the latest halt to many travellers plans; an occurrence that has become all too common in 2020.
The Indonesian island province typically welcomes around six million holidaymakers to its tranquil spots every year. But, due to restrictions halting tourism, it looks set to miss out on around $10 billion in revenue.
In a statement reported by Bloomberg, Bali Governor Wayan Koster said: “The Indonesian government couldn’t reopen its doors to foreign travelers until the end of 2020 as we remain a red zone. The situation is not conducive to allowing foreign tourists to come to Indonesia, including to Bali.”
The popular spot with beautiful beaches has been open for local travel since June, but a new date for foreign tourists has not yet been named.
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