Passengers form long queues to take antigen rapid tests in Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport
Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport has not been spared from long queues following Indonesia’s new (and rushed) travel requirement for the year-end holiday. In the days since it was enforced, passengers ended up forming long lines to take the antigen rapid tests prior to their trips.
Living in a Petty Crimes Paradise: Bali’s unreported thefts and muggings
It was the middle of the day in October and Jess S was about to leave home for a lunch meeting. She’d just turned her music off when she heard a noise coming from the living room.
Negative antigen rapid test result only valid for 3 days, Indonesia’s COVID-19 task force says
Travelers entering Bali by road or by sea are required to present a negative antigen rapid test result that must be obtained three days before their arrival to the province, in yet another last-minute update to travel requirements for the year-end holiday.
Sex worker in Denpasar accuses police officer of extortion
A 21-year-old sex worker in Denpasar has filed a police complaint accusing an officer of extortion, with the Bali Police saying they are now looking into the case.
The woman, identified as MIS, was reportedly driven to do sex work due to her financial struggles amid the pandemic.
‘We refuse to give up’: Canggu newcomer Horeka Bistro Bali is founded by hospitality workers affected by the pandemic
A new restaurant and coworking space has popped up in Canggu amid the pandemic, founded by a group of Indonesians who either lost their jobs or got furloughed this year. Despite the unprecedented challenges, the people behind Horeka Bistro are simply refusing to give up.
Bali gov’t relaxes PCR test requirement for air travelers visiting Bali amid public backlash
There is such a thing as holiday stress in this life, and if you’re one with plans to travel to Bali for Christmas and the New Year, the recent changes to travel requirements may have caused you a little more than a headache.