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Bali’s back, baby (7 days earlier than expected)

From today, travellers from 23 countries including Australia can once again get a visa on arrival in Bali. 



The news comes three days after Garuda reconnected Australia to Bali with a weekly Sydney-Bali service. While the Indonesian airline is the first to resume direct flights between Aussie cities and Bali, Jetstar will soon follow next week with Qantas due to restart Denpasar flights from Melbourne on April 14 and Sydney April 15.


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Ross Taylor, president of the Perth-based Indonesia Institute, told the Financial Review reintroducing Bali’s Visa on Arrival program will likely result in a return of travellers. 


“We expect the initial uptake of flights to Bali will be a little slow as people are still hesitant,” he admitted. 


“But as the Australian winter season approaches, new flights are introduced and Bali enters its dry season, the attraction of balmy nights sitting on the beach with a Bintang will prove too much for many Aussies. 


“By July, we expect a strong rebound.”

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Published: 7 March 2022

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