Indonesia Covid spike bursts plans for Bali tourism bubble

Authorities on the popular Indonesian island destination of Bali have been forced to crack down on stricter screening measures after reopening to domestic tourism in late July.

The holiday island – along with other parts of Indonesia – has seen a significant spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases since attempting to resurrect some form of tourism traffic on the island.

In the past few weeks alone, Bali has seen more than 1600 cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases to just over 7,500 as of Friday. The number of deaths has doubled in weeks with Bali recording 100 fatalities on September 4, and 199 on September 18.

According to the Jakarta Post, co-ordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said authorities will implement the new measures over two weeks, meaning anyone entering the island will be required to undergo strict testing.

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