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June 17, 2022

Coconuts Bali - June 17, 2022

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

June 14, 2022

Tempo - June 14, 2022

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, on Tuesday, withdrew the government's plan to substantially increase the entry fee to Central Java's Buddhist temple, Borobu

June 8, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - June 8, 2022

A highly controversial government plan to hike the entrance fee to the iconic Borobudur Temple has been postponed, Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo said today.

Asia Times - June 8, 2022

John McBeth, Jakarta – As foreign tourists start trickling back to Indonesia, Maritime Coordinating Minister Luhut Panjaitan has created a furor by announcing plans to charge domestic t

June 6, 2022

Tempo - June 6, 2022

Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investments Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan on Sunday made it clear that a special policy needs to be enacted t

May 25, 2022

Jakarta Post - May 25, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesia and Qatar have committed to strengthen the countries' economic ties, with the latter agreeing to invest more than US$500 million in Indonesia's "10 New Balis" touris

May 18, 2022

Channel News Asia - May 18, 2022

Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – Tourism operators in Indonesia's tourism-dependent islands of Bali, Batam and Bintan said they welcome the government's decision to lift the COVID-19 test requir

May 12, 2022

Jakarta Post - May 12, 2022

Jakarta – Signaling the revival of Indonesian tourism, the government has expanded the list of countries whose citizens are eligible for the Visa on Arrival for Tourism (VKSKKW) to 60,

May 10, 2022

Coconuts Bali - May 10, 2022

A video of several women performing a Bollywood dance while donning Balinese traditional clothing in front of a temple in Gianyar went viral recently, prompting backlash from locals.

April 26, 2022

Agence France-Presse - April 26, 2022

Denpasar, Bali – A Canadian actor and self-proclaimed wellness guru is facing deportation from Bali after a video of him dancing naked at a sacred mountain went viral.

April 14, 2022

Coconuts Bali - April 14, 2022

For around two years since the COVID-19 outbreak occurred, Bali's tourism practically became dormant.

April 1, 2022

Tempo - April 1, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The Mount Rinjani National Park Agency put 5,000 hikers on the blacklist and barred them from climbing up the mountain in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) for two year

March 27, 2022

Jakarta Post - March 27, 2022

Kornelius Purba, Jakarta – In 2021 only 45 foreign tourists visited Bali after Indonesia closed its borders almost the whole year to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as other countries d

Tempo - March 27, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The Law and Human Rights Ministry recorded a significant increase in the number of international travelers arriving at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali Province, and S

March 8, 2022

Reuters - March 8, 2022

Sultan Ashori, Denpasar, Bali – Bali on Monday welcomed its first foreign tourists under relaxed coronavirus rules that no longer require arrivals to quarantine, part of a broader easin

March 6, 2022

Jakarta Globe - March 6, 2022

Jakarta – Bali will begin a trial allowing foreigners to enter the island without Covid-19 quarantine on Monday, a week earlier than the original plan, Bali Governor Wayan Koster announ

February 28, 2022

Jakarta Globe - February 28, 2022

Jakarta – The government will drop the quarantine requirement for foreign travelers coming to Bali starting on March 14 in a trial designed to attract visitors to Indonesia's main touri

February 23, 2022

Jakarta Post - February 23, 2022

Fadli, Batam, Riau Islands – The first group of Singaporean tourists arrived in Batam, Riau Islands province, under a travel bubble deal on Wednesday, nearly two years after the COVID-1

February 18, 2022

ABC News - February 18, 2022

Natasya Salim and Erwin Renaldi – Indonesia's Tourism Ministry is cracking down on hotel quarantine scams allegedly perpetrated by organised groups, dubbed "quarantine mafia", against f

Coconuts Bali - February 18, 2022

The recovery of Bali's tourism industry will always be hindered by those seeking to exploit travel restrictions, the province's governor said, as authorities promise to get tough on wha

February 17, 2022

Agence France-Presse - February 17, 2022

Denpasar, Indonesia – Bali began a tentative re-opening to foreign tourists on Wednesday with the first international passenger flight to the Indonesian holiday island in nearly two yea

February 15, 2022

Al Jazeera - February 15, 2022

Risyiana Muthia, Ubud, Bali – Before the pandemic, Carol Pou, a corporate trainer in Singapore, would visit the Indonesian island of Batam several times a month.

February 14, 2022

Tempo - February 14, 2022

Pribadi Wicaksono (Contributor), Yogyakarta – Tourists were still seemed enthusiastic to visit a number of tourist destinations in Yogyakarta albeit the city recently recorded thousands

February 9, 2022

AsiaOne - February 9, 2022

Resty Woro Yuniar (SCMP) – Indonesia is sticking to its decision to open the resort island of Bali to foreign tourists despite a spike in Covid-19 cases, saying the move will boost the

February 3, 2022

Reuters - February 3, 2022

Denpasar, Bali – The holiday island of Bali will welcome its first direct flight carrying foreign tourists for nearly two years on Thursday, but just a handful of visitors will be on bo

February 2, 2022

Antara News - February 2, 2022

Sella Panduarsa G, Suharto, Jakarta – More than 1.56 million foreign tourists had visited Indonesia last year, down 61.57 percent as compared to a year earlier, according to Statistics

January 31, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - January 31, 2022

The Indonesian government is keen to uphold the reputation of the country's ailing tourism industry, with a minister paying special attention to a case involving alleged manipulation of

Washington Post - January 31, 2022

Nathan Diller – Indonesian officials announced Monday that Bali will reopen to all foreign visitors this week, hoping to court them back to an island destination that saw virtually no t

Jakarta Post - January 31, 2022

Jakarta (Agencies) – The holiday island of Bali will gradually open for all international travellers starting from Feb. 4, a senior minister said on Monday.

January 30, 2022

Jakarta Globe - January 30, 2022

Jakarta – Singapore Airlines, the country flag carrier, will restart daily commercial flights between Singapore and Bali starting on February 16, the airline said in a recent statement.

January 25, 2022

Jakarta Globe - January 25, 2022

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Indonesia has reached an exclusive agreement with Singapore to allow the free movement of fully vaccinated people between the city state and the islands of Ba

January 24, 2022

Jakarta Post - January 24, 2022

Agencies, Batam – Indonesia opened up two island close to Singapore to visitors from the city-state on Monday, officials said, as part of calibrated moves to reboot its tourism sector w

January 7, 2022

Coconuts Bali - January 7, 2022

The latest answer to the increasingly pesky question "when will foreign tourists return to Bali in droves?" seems to be "still not anytime soon," as not a single commercial internationa

Vietnam Plus - January 7, 2022

Jakarta (VNA) – Bali, the famous "resort paradise" of Indonesia, will have one more international airport in 2024 which will be located at Kubutambahan coast, Buleleng district, along w

January 3, 2022

Tempo - January 3, 2022

Muhammad Hendartyo, Jakarta – Statistics Indonesia (BPS) revealed foreign tourist visits to Indonesia from January-November 2021 reached 1.48 million.

December 31, 2021

Straits Times - December 31, 2021

Denpasar (AFP) – Foreign revellers on Indonesia's resort island of Bali have been warned they may be deported if they are caught violating Covid-19 health rules during New Year celebrat

December 23, 2021

Tempo - December 23, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The Ministry of Religious Affairs is planning to offer religious tour packages to the Prambanan temple complex, which borders Sleman District, Yogyakarta, and Klaten D

Associated Press - December 23, 2021

Victoria Milko08 – On a dirt path, forked yellow tongue darting from its mouth, a member of the world's largest lizard species lazes on an island in eastern Indonesia's Komodo National

December 17, 2021

Coconuts Bali - December 17, 2021

Things may be looking up in other parts of the world amid the pandemic, but Bali is still struggling to recover its tourism industry as data shows it only saw 45 foreign visitors in the

December 9, 2021

Agence France-Presse - December 9, 2021

Gili Trawangan, Indonesia – Chef Ilhani used to serve up Japanese cuisine to holidaymakers every night, now he makes just US$3 (S$4.09) a day selling fried snacks on the near empty stre

November 12, 2021

Channel News Asia - November 12, 2021

Saifulbahri Ismail and Chandni Vatvani, Lombok – Dressed in a black racing outfit, Indonesian President Joko Widodo revved his modified Kawasaki W175 motorbike at the starting point of

Sydney Morning Herald - November 12, 2021

Chris Barrett, Singapore – An Australian-government backed plan to build a memorial park on the site of the former Sari Club will be abandoned after the owner of the land set its price

November 8, 2021

AsiaOne - November 8, 2021

Aisyah Llewellyn – The curious incident of a dog left to die in a crate for transporting cabbages has shocked Indonesia and sparked a discussion on "halal" tourism, as Southeast Asia's

October 31, 2021

Channel News Asia - October 31, 2021

Kiki Siregar, Bali – After 18 months of almost no activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was hoped that some international tourists would be back by now in Bali's famous beaches of K

October 26, 2021

Tempo - October 26, 2021

Pribadi Wicaksono, Graven Fikri (Intern), Yogyakarta – Yogyakarta Covid-19 Task Force is conducting a random vaccination card checking to the people roaming around the famous tourist ar

Coconuts Bali - October 26, 2021

One of Indonesia's top ministers appears to have caught wind on how bars and clubs in Bali managed to avoid sanctions despite violating health protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic, al

October 20, 2021

ABC News - October 20, 2021

David Lipson – On Bali's idyllic Gili Islands, the music at the Jungle Bar nightclub has been silent ever since the pandemic struck.

October 15, 2021

Sydney Morning Herald - October 15, 2021

Chris Barrett and Amilia Rosa – Bali is welcoming foreign tourists but the only plane that's been sighted lately is perched atop a cliff over Nyang Nyang beach at the southernmost tip o

October 14, 2021

UCA News - October 14, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste has officially launched a travel association bringing together all religions to promote religious tourism, a sector that the Catholic-majority country

Reuters - October 14, 2021

Sultan Anshori, Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Denpasar – Indonesia's holiday island of Bali reopened to foreign tourists after 18 months of pandemic hiatus on Thursday, but the island is lack