Earthquake Hits Bali

Just hours after Bali reopened its borders to foreign tourists a 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit the island, killling at least 3 people and causing damage to buildings. Main picture a man is seen among damaged buildings of a temple after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck northeast of Bali, in Karangasem, photo taken by Antara Foto/FikriContinue reading “Earthquake Hits Bali”

It’s Time For Bali

On 14th October Bali officially reopened its doors to fully vaccinated foreign tourists from 19 countries. Main picture Bali beach at night credit Timo Wagner on Unsplash All visitors must be fully vaccinated, have a recent negative PCR test and then pass temperature checks and a further PCR test on arrival. Everyone must quarantine inContinue reading “It’s Time For Bali”

Bali Open To Foreign Tourists But None Arrive

Travellers from 19 countries can travel to Bali in Indonesia from today but the opening failed to lead to a rush in arrivals with a lack of organisation blamed. Main picture Seminyak, Bali credit Ern Gan on Unsplash Indonesia only confirmed the 19 countries late yesterday and tourism companies and airlines did not have enoughContinue reading “Bali Open To Foreign Tourists But None Arrive”

Southeast Asia Dominates World’s Friendliest Countries List

Rough Guides have been one of the most popular series of travel guides for a number of decades and recently published their 2021 top 10 list of the World’s Friendliest Countries which features six Southeast Asia destinations. The list was compiled following a request for Twitter and Facebook followers of the guides to nominate theContinue reading “Southeast Asia Dominates World’s Friendliest Countries List”

Bali Ready For Return Of Foreign Tourists

Bali International airport has conducted a trial run in preparation for the return of foreign tourists as local businesses gear up for the reopening scheduled for 14th October. Main picture Kuta in Bali, Indonesia, credit Dennis Sylvester Hurd on flickr Travellers from Abu Dhabi, China, Dubai, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea will be allowedContinue reading “Bali Ready For Return Of Foreign Tourists”

Tourism Return To More Areas Of Thailand

A Thai government spokesman has confirmed that a further five areas of the country will reopen to fully vaccinated, foreign tourists, from 1st November. Main picture Tuk Tuk’s in Bangkok, Thailand credit Chris Arthur Collins on Unsplash The areas being added to Phuket, Koh Samui (and neighbouring islands), and areas of Krabi and Phang-Nga areContinue reading “Tourism Return To More Areas Of Thailand”

Bali Announces Plans To Welcome Back Foreign Tourists

Indonesian cabinet minister Luhut Pandjaitan has confirmed that Bali will welcome back foreign tourists to Bali from 14th October, but only from select countries. Main picture Bali beach scene credit Timo Wagner on Unsplash Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous country, has recorded more than 4.2 million COVID-19 cases with 142,261 deaths. However daily cases haveContinue reading “Bali Announces Plans To Welcome Back Foreign Tourists”

Increasing Concern Over Future Of The Komodo Dragon In Indonesia

|The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently moved the Komodo dragon from its list of vulnerable species to Endangered on their Red List. Main picture Komodo Dragon credit Nina Rlickr on flickr Komodo dragons are the world’s largest lizards and can grow up to 3 metres long and weigh up to 150kg. TheContinue reading “Increasing Concern Over Future Of The Komodo Dragon In Indonesia”

2021 Best Southeast Asia Islands

The World’s Best Awards are compiled each year by Travel+Leisure who ask readers their travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more.  Main picture El Nido, Palawan, Philippines Readers rated islands according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness,Continue reading “2021 Best Southeast Asia Islands”

Could Bali Open To Foreign Tourists In October

There is increasing confidence that the Indonesian island of Bali will be able to reopen to foreign visitors soon, possibly as early as next month. Main picture Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia credit Herry Sutanto on Unsplash The plans may follow a phased approach where initially only certain areas of the island reopen and to selectContinue reading “Could Bali Open To Foreign Tourists In October”

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