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Immigration Indonesia – President Wants to Reform Immigration

Immigration Indonesia

Immigration Indonesia – President Wants to Reform Immigration Indonesian President Joko Widodo has asked that the Immigration Department simplify and ease the process for obtaining visas-on-arrival (VoA) and Limited Stay Permits (Kitas), particularly for foreign investors. As Beritasatu.com and Beritabali.com report, the President’s instructions come after receiving many complaints regarding immigration service. The President spoke while leading a meeting convened with top officials…

New North Bali Airport Officially OFF Government Priority List

New North Bali Airport

New North Bali Airport Officially OFF Government Priority List The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has removed a total of eight major construction projects from the list of National Strategic Projects. One of these eight scrapped projects is the contentious North Bali Airport. Discussions about creating another international airport in Bali have been ongoing for…

Bali World Tourism Day hosted on 27 September

Bali World Tourism Day – hosted on 27 September 2022 Indonesia has won the privilege to be the global host of the 42nd World Tourism Day, which falls on 27 September 2022. Quoted by Kompas.com, the Indonesian Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, said: “For the 42nd edition of World Tourism Day, Indonesia has received the honor…

North Bali Buleleng Airport Plans Opposed

North Bali Buleleng Airport

North Bali Buleleng Airport Plans Opposed Beritabali.com reports that the chairman of the Special Planning Commission for the Provincial Zoning in Bali (RTRW-Bali), Anak Agung Ngurah Adhi Ardhana, announced that, after years of debate, the Village of Sumberklampok, in the Gerokgak District of Buleleng Regency has been selected as the location for a North Bali…

Indonesia Travel Restrictions – New Domestic & International COVID-19 Travel Rules

Indonesia Travel Restrictions

Indonesia Travel Restrictions New Domestic & International COVID-19 Travel Rules The Ministry of Transportation has published circular memoranda providing guidelines to take effect on 17 July 2022 on the use of public transportation. The circular memoranda – numbered 21 and 22 – covers travel guidelines for both domestic and international travelers during the continuing pandemic. Adita…

Bali Tourism Development – Equitable Approach Demanded

Bali Tourism Development

Bali Tourism Development – Equitable Approach Demanded The State News Agency Antara quotes the Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, reminding Bali’s leaders that Bali Tourism Development must be distributed on a broader geographic basis and not be allowed to accumulate in limited areas. Ensuring a more equitable spread of tourism development will…

Bali Buleleng Airport ready to open in 2024

bali buleleng airport

Bali Buleleng Airport ready to open in 2024 NEW AIRPORT COMPLETION: IN 3 YEARS (31-DEC-2024) North Bali International Airport (Bali Buleleng Airport) is a new airport development project that will provide the Indonesian island of Bali with a second commercial airport. The airport is being built to ease the growing congestion at the current Denpasar…

Bali Information June 2022

bali information

Bali Information June 2022 Bali Airport Handled 1 Mn Paxs in May In May 2022, Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport handled more than one million domestic and international passengers – a new record number in the post-covid era. As reported by NusaBali.com, PT Angkasa Pura I, the State-owned company that manages Bali’s Airport, has noted that in…

Indonesia Tourist Entry Visa Clarified

Indonesia Tourist Entry Visa

Indonesia Tourist Entry Visa Clarified The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a circular memorandum (SE/005/PK.04/2022/64) on 28 April 2022, addressed to all foreign legations of the Republic worldwide, detailing visa entry requirements. The salient points of the memo follow.     Citizens of the following nine ASEAN member countries are traveling for “leisure purposes” are…

Visa on Arrival for Bali – Increase branded as ‘HOAX’

Visa on Arrival for Bali – Plans to Increase VOA Branded as ‘HOAX’ Bali’s Governor Wayan Koster has denied and labeled “hoax” reports in the local press claiming the visa-on-arrival (VOA) fees would soon increase from Rp. 50,000 to Rp. 1.5 million. Reports in the local press of an imminent increase in the VOA fees triggered widespread opposition in Bali tourism…