No Ogoh-Ogoh parade in 2021 - Jan 26, 2021
There will be no Ogoh-Ogoh parade this year to mark the Balinese Day of Silence or Nyepi, religious authorities have announced, along with other limitations declared ahead of celebrations of the holy day due to the COVID-19 pandemi
Indonesia extends the temporary restrictions on the entry of foreign visitors until February 8 - Jan 14, 2021
Indonesia has extended the temporary restrictions on the entrance of foreign visitors until February 8, 2021 in a bid to prevent the spread of the new COVID-19 strain.
The new strain, known as VOC 202012/01 and was first recorded in the UK, includes a genetic mutation that could result in the virus being up to 70 percent more transmissible. There have been no official cases of the new strain in Indonesia; however, the country’s neighbors Singapore, Australia, Vietnam, and Malaysia have reported cases.