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Update 27 February 2020  10:30

Ball continues to main a high level of alert and awareness.  As of today Indonesia has yet to confirm a single COVID-19 case in the country. The latest developments regarding COVID-19 can also be monitored through the WHO website

Our member hotels also continue to maintain to pay attention to all the expert advice in light of the COVID-19 situation.

Bali Hotels Association member hotels have stepped up and implemented precautionary measures. The Bali Hotel Association also updated their 
recommended procedures for handling guests and staff who may present unwell in any of our member hotels in conjunction with the Bali Department of Health and WHO recommendations.

WHO have created a myth buster thread which we suggest travellers to Bali check. 
We have made the link available here

Travellers are recommended to check with their airlines and agents regarding any changes to flights. 


Update 18 February 2020  08:55

As flights and visitors continue to arrive in Bali, Government officials and various departments continue to maintain a very alert according to WHO’s standards.  As of today Indonesia has yet to confirm a single COVID-19 case in the country. 

Since 5th  February, Indonesian authorities have temporarily denied entry and transit to foreign nationals who have been in mainland China during the last 14 days due to the coronavirus outbreak. Indonesia has stopped direct flights to and from mainland China from that date until further notice. Check arrangements with your airline or transport provider and follow the advice of local authorities.

Australia as well as many other countries haven't changed their advice level. Tourism authorities in Bali understand that some people may have a fear to get on an aircraft and travel to any destination currently. 

The development of COVID-19 can be monitored through this page and WHO site. 


Update 14 February 2020  10:30

Australian Media report  have widely reported the following:
Don't cancel Bali plans: WA Health Minister

The West Australian Government says there is no reason for Australian tourists to avoid travelling to Bali, despite reports of the first case of coronavirus being linked to the popular holiday island.

Key points:
-The tourist from China reportedly tested positive on his return home
- It is unclear whether they were exposed in Indonesia or China
-WA authorities say people should not cancel travel to Bali at this stage

WA Health Minister Mr Cook said people should not cancel travel to Bali as a result of the development.  Communicable Disease Control director Paul Armstrong said there were no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bali."Officially, Indonesia doesn't have any cases at all," Dr Armstrong said.
"Neighbouring countries of Indonesia of course have got several cases each but nothing alarming, nothing that would really elevate the risk of people travelling there."
Dr Armstrong said Australia had offered support to Indonesia for increased testing if required.

Mr Cook stated that at the moment DFAT [the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade] has the same travel advisory for Bali, so people shouldn't be alarmed.

"We are simply providing this information in the interests of transparency to make sure that we continue to provide people with the most up-to-date information as possible."

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It is business as usual for our member hotels as they continue to maintain a high level of attention to all the expert advice in light of the COVID-19 situation in China.

Bali Hotels Association member hotels have stepped up and implemented precautionary measures. The Bali Hotel Association also updated their 
recommended procedures for handling guests and staff who may present unwell in any of our member hotels in conjunction with the Bali Department of Health and WHO recommendations.

WHO have created a myth buster thread which we suggest travellers to Bali check. 
We have made the link available here

 


Update 13 February 2020  23:15

The Department of Health Bali Head Mr Ketut Suarajaya responds about the recent news on the Chinese resident who returned home to Bali.  

In a press release by the Department of Health Bali a report has been given on the follow up after news of a Chinese citizen returned back to China after visiting Bali. 

Click here to download the press release

Just a reminder to make sure you check the following tips to make sure you don't get caught out at the airport.

It is business as usual for our member hotels as they continue to maintain a high level of attention to all the expert advice in light of the COVID-19 situation in China.

Bali Hotels Association member hotels have stepped up and implemented precautionary measures. The Bali Hotel Association also updated their 
recommended procedures for handling guests and staff who may present unwell in any of our member hotels in conjunction with the Bali Department of Health and WHO recommendations.

WHO have created a myth buster thread which we suggest travellers to Bali check. 
We have made the link available here


 

Update 13 February 2020  15:40 

WHO confident with Indonesia detection measures
The World Health Organization (WHO) representative to Indonesia  Dr. Navaratnasamy Paranietharan during a visit to University of Indonesia’s Faculty of Public Health (FKM UI)  was quoted as saying "that Indonesia is well-prepared to respond to cases of coronavirus. He also confirmed that there have yet been records of the coronavirus entering Indonesia." He also said that the Indonesian government’s preparation and prevention plans are commendable. 

During yesterdays event, he also strongly denies that there are doubts against Indonesia’s ability to detect coronaviruses. “This means that we believe and are confident with Indonesia’s medical capacity to handle the treatments and the detection of the virus.”

He said that Indonesia has had the capacity to detect the novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV since January 14, 2020, via PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) which is genomic sequencing equipment. Using this, he claims results from lab tests on possible coronavirus cases can be obtained in two days. 

Indonesian authorities announced  early today they were retracing the movement of one Chinese tourist, who tested positive in China days after his return from a visit to Bali.

“We are coordinating with the immigration and the airlines,” Bali Health Agency Head Ketut Suarjaya said. “It is possible that this person did not contract the virus while in Bali because he only stayed in Bali for more or less six days and Bali is still virus-free as of now. He may have contracted it elsewhere,” 

“Indonesia is doing what is possible to be prepared for and defend against the COVID-19,” Paranietharan was quoted as saying. 

In a statement earlier this week, Indonesia’s health ministry said 62 of 64 specimens collected as of 6 p.m. on Feb. 10 were negative, while the remaining two were still being tested. Indonesia had just two cases of infection and zero fatalities during the SARS epidemic, according to WHO data.

“As WHO said, we have proper and adequate facilities to detect coronavirus according to WHO standards,” Vensya Sitohang, director of health surveillance and quarantine at the ministry, said Wednesday. “So questions surrounding Indonesia’s ability to detect virus are baseless.”

Check arrangements with your airline or transport provider and follow the advice of local authorities.

It is business as usual for our member hotels as they continue to maintain a high level of attention to all the expert advice in light of the COVID-19 situation in China.
Bali Hotels Association member hotels have stepped up and implemented precautionary measures. The Bali Hotel Association also updated their 
recommended procedures for handling guests and staff who may present unwell in any of our member hotels in conjunction with the Bali Department of Health and WHO recommendations.


 

Update 13 February 2020  10:00

There are many reports in the media today regarding a possible situation with a Chinese visitor who upon returning to China has been reported to have tested postive. 

The Bali Health Agency is investigating at this stage as it is not known yet if it is in fact accurate news and where exactly he was infected. The Bali Health Agency does know yet whether he was infected with the coronavirus before he went to Bali. There is a possibility that he got the virus when he returned to China. 

It is business as usual for our member hotels as they continue to maintain a high level of attention to all the expert advice in light of the COVID-19 situation in China.
Bali Hotels Association member hotels have stepped up and implemented precautionary measures. The Bali Hotel Association also updated their 
recommended procedures for handling guests and staff who may present unwell in any of our member hotels in conjunction with the Bali Department of Health and WHO recommendations.


Update 12 February 2020  11:00

Bali continues to monitor the situation with the  respiratory illness outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first reported in Wuhan, China. We update this alert on a regular basis with the latest medical advice and official reports from our sources. 

Flights continue to come into Bali from many destinations except Mainland China.

From 5 February, Indonesian authorities temporarily denied entry and transit to foreign nationals who have been in mainland China during the last 14 days due to the coronavirus outbreak. Indonesia will also stop direct flights to and from mainland China from that date until further notice.
Check arrangements with your airline or transport provider and follow the advice of local authorities.

It is business as usual for our member hotels as they continue to maintain a high level of attention to all the expert advice in light of the 2019-nCoV situation in China.
Bali Hotels Association member hotels have stepped up and implemented precautionary measures. The Bali Hotel Association also updated their 
recommended procedures for handling guests and staff who may present unwell in any of our member hotels in conjunction with the Bali Department of Health. 


Update 8 February 2020  23:30

Bali Hotels Association latest update on the situation in Bali related to the novel coronavius outbreak in China.

Currently many visitors from all over the world continue to enjoy their holiday in Bali. Bali Hotels Association provides ongoing factual information to its Hotel Members. 
We urge you to check the facts and not share news that is not accurate or verified. 

If you are booked to travel please check with your airline, agent and please visit the IATA Travel Centre or the relevant government websites for all countries you will be travelling through including your final destination.

These travel requirements are subject to change and we recommend you stay up to date with the latest changes.


Update 6 February 2020  10:30

Changes to the immigration regulations for a number of countries around the globe as a result of the coronavirus are updated on the  IATA Travel Centre
Many countries have implemented entry requirements for travelers who have visited or reside in Hubei province and/or mainland China.
If you are booked to travel please check with your airline, agent and please visit the 
IATA Travel Centre or the relevant government websites for all countries you will be travelling through including your final destination.

These travel requirements are subject to change and we recommend you stay up to date with the latest changes.


Update 5 February 2020 15:00 

For passengers traveling to mainland China who are affected by the suspension of flight operations, Angkasa Pura ( Bali Airport Authority)  have opened a helpdesk located on the 2nd Floor of the International Terminal. Officers from airlines, ground handling , are on stand by to help affected passengers.

More info here

Additional Contacts who may be able to assist with Mainland Chinese Guests who may be need of help while in Bali 

  1. Mei Lan : +62 811395867 (ASITA, Divisi Mandarin)
  2. David Kurniawan : +086 13811361511 (WeChat BTB)
  3. Ida Ayu Indah : +62 8123828963 (Dinas Pariwisata Provinsi Bali)
  4. Ketut Yadnya : +62 81239015631 (Dinas Pariwisata Provinsi Bali)
  5. Pering Muliawati : +62 81339103884 (Dinas Pariwisata Provinsi Bali)

All International travellers: are asked to practice usual precautions as the Flu (pre-novel coronavirus [2019] 

WHO have created a myth buster thread which we suggest travellers to Bali check. 
We have made the link available here

Visitors to Bali continue to enjoy the island and the people of Bali continue with their daily activiites


Update  3 February  2020  

Bali Hotels Association latest update on the situation in Bali related to the novel coronavius outbreak in China.

The Indonesian government decided on Sunday to close borders to all travelers from China, after Sunday’s successful evacuation of most of its citizens from Wuhan, the epicenter of novel coronavirus outbreak in China’s Hubei province.

The government would bar all direct flights from the mainland China from landing on Indonesian territories starting at 00:00 a.m. on Wednesday 5th February, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi said in a press conference on Sunday.

Indonesia would also close its border to all travelers who have spent more than 14 days in the Mainland, Retno said. 

Bali's International Airport continues to maintain a strict vigilance based the WHO recommendations, Bali 's main hospital
Sanglah Central General Hospital (RSUP) Denpasar is designated by the Bali Government departments to be deemed ready to take any visitors who display any flu like symptons after having been screened or deemed coming from any overseas infected area. 

All BHA Hotel Members have been advised to continue to follow the WHO recommendations and maintain the high level of awarness and hygiene. 

International travellers: are asked to practice usual precautions as the Flu (pre-novel coronavirus [2019] 

The WHO have created a myth buster thread which we suggest travellers to Bali check.  We have made the link available here

Visitors to Bali continue to enjoy the island and the people of Bali continue with their daily activiites. 

Any important updates will posted here and will also be available on our news page


Update  2 February   2020

Bali Hotels Association latest update on the situation in Bali related to the novel coronavius outbreak in China.

In light of the developing novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, a number of countries have announced they are closing their borders to foreign nationals travelling from, or transiting through, China.  As of 2 February, Bali Hotels Association suggests that visitors with flights that transit in mainland China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) check directly with their airline or agent.

All BHA Hotel Members have been advised to continue to follow the WHO recommendations and maintain the high level of  awarness. 

Main point made by WHO declaring the coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern would allow WHO to better coordinate the international response and hold nations to account if they overstep the organization's standards -- which may pertain to travel, trade, quarantine or screening.

International travellers: are asked to continue to practice the usual precautions as the Flu. 

Visitors to Bali continue to enjoy the island and the people of Bali continue with their daily activiites. 

Any important updates will posted here and will also be available on our news page


Update 31 January  2020

Bali Hotels Association latest update on the situation in Bali related to the novel coronavius outbreak in China.

The WHO declared the novel coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern, as this would allow the WHO to better coordinate the international response and hold nations to account if they overstep the organization's standards -- which may pertain to travel, trade, quarantine or screening.

Visitors to Bali continue to enjoy the island and the people of Bali continue with their daily activiites. 

Any important updates will posted here and will also be available on our news page


Update 24 January 2020

Bali's Vice Governor issues a statement for Bali on novel coronavirus. All BHA hotel members have been briefed about the virus as well as detection and prevention measures and to take any precautions to ensure guests have a memorable, pleasant and healthy holiday on the island of the Gods.

Visitors to Bali continue to enjoy the island and the people of Bali continue with their daily activiites. 

Any important updates will posted here and will also be available on our news page


Update 23 January 2020 

I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport authorities in Denpasar, Bali had installed thermal scanners on two of the airport's international arrival gates to anticipate any coronavirus transmission that was suspected to be the cause of the pneumonia.

Visitors to Bali continue to enjoy the island and the people of Bali continue with their daily activiites. 

Any important updates will posted here and will also be available on our news page


Update 30 December2019 

Mt Agung volcano news & activity updates will continue to be present in the media.  Bali Hotels Association works very closely with all official agencies and stakeholder to ensure the correct information is provided for vistitors. 

Mt Agung is well behaved and there remains a 4 km exclusion zone around the crater. NO tourism or regular activity should be undertaken in this zone. 

Visitors to Bali continue to enjoy the island and the people of Bali continue with their daily activiites. 

Any important updates will posted here

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