Travel + Leisure magazine has just released the 25 best cities in the world and Ubud in Bali, Indonesia has managed to rank the third place. The list is based on a poll of readers, they share their travel experiences and provide ratings. The assessment was based on several categories, ranging from landmarks, culture, culinary, community friendliness, and other values. Ubud the world's best city does offer a variety of interesting things. No wonder many foreign tourists choose to stay for long period in the area. The city of Ubud is located in the highlands of Bali. The city is also known as a center of culture, art, and the natural beauty. Ubud offers another side of Bali. In Ubud, visitors can enjoy to view the rice terrace with temples and sacred places of worship. If Ubud, the world's best city, is in third place, then who is at the top? The city that occupies the top position this time is Oaxaca in Mexico. Followed by San Miguel de Allende. Here's a list of the best cities in the world in 2022 : Oaxaca, Mexico San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Ubud, Indonesia Florence, Italy Istanbul, Turkey Mexico City, Mexico Chiang Mai, Thailand Jaipur, India Osaka, Japan Udaipur, India Seville, Spain Merida, Mexico Tokyo, Japan Kyoto, Japan Siem Reap, Cambodia Seoul, South Korea Bodrum, Turkey Rome, Italy Muscat, Oman Hoi An, Vietnam Cuzco, Peru Cape Town Charleston, South Carolina, USA Bangkok, Thailand Ljubljana, Slovenia Thus are the list of the best cities in the world 2022, including Ubud as the world's best city. Photo Source: Monkey Forest Ubud Official Website
Around 70 representatives of Miss Global from various countries in the world paid a visit to the Bali Government Tourism Office on Friday, June 3, 2022. They are present in Bali, Indonesia and are ready to compete in Miss Global 2022 for the crown in the Grand Final night on June 11, 2022. at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center. Miss Global, is an international beauty event that upholds women's empowerment. The event is supported by the central and provincial governments of Bali as part of ongoing efforts to promote tourism and accelerate economic recovery. Miss Global's visit to the Bali Provincial Tourism Office was received directly by the Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, Mr. Tjok Bagus Pemayun and his staff. Before reaching the peak of the event on June 11, 2022, the contestants will carry out various activities, one of which is visiting the priority / featured tourist areas in Bali, taking an official photo shoot, and the preliminary competition which will be held on June 8, 2022 at TS Suites Hotel, Seminyak, Bali.
Bali Tourism revives along with the given easing by the Government as follows: Visa on Arrival, no Quarantine and Free PCR Swab for those who have been fully vaccinated or booster. A number of International Tourists also look on vacation at the island of a thousand temples. Enjoying the beauty of its nature, the hospitality of people and diversity of cultures. Completing the concept of Cultural Tourism that was created by the Island as the Last Paradise in the World, Bali Provincial Government prepared Bali superior cultural events to be included in the list of National Cultural Event which is known as the Kharisma Event Nusantara (Archipelago Charisma Event). There are seven events of many cultural events in Bali that are qualify for the list of the Kharisma Event Nusantara (Archipelago Charisma Event), the ministry of tourism and Creative Economy 2022 as follows : Bali Spirit Festival, Bali Art Festival, Ubud Village Jazz Festival, Sanur Village Festival, Pemuteran Bay Festival, Denpasar Festival, dan Penglipuran Village Festival.. Events Holding Time as follows: Bali Spirit Festival, May, 19th till 22nd, 2022, in Ubud Bali Art Festival, June, 12th till July, 10th 2022, in Denpasar Ubud Village Jazz Festival, 12th till August, 13th,2022, in Ubud Sanur Village Festival, 19th till –August, 21st 2022, in Sanur. Pemuteran Bay Festival, 11th till November, 13th 2022, in Buleleng Denpasar Festival at the end of November till December, 22nd, 2022 in Denpasar Penglipuran Village Festival, 7th till December, 10th 2022, in Bangli. ==== Cultural Tourist Attraction === Through The Kharisma Event Nusantara (Archipelago Charisma Event), these events will be promoted to the whole world together with events from others regions in Indonesia. Thus, for tourists who come to Bali, in addition to enjoy the nature and culture of Bali, they also be able to enjoy festival according to the existing schedule. So as, there will be variation of cultural attraction when they are in Bali. The implementation of these seven events, it is hoped to show the world that Bali Tourism has revived and is ready to be visited. Safety and convenience does not need to be questioned again because, the whole Balinese people are greatly aware to keep safety and convenience of tourists especially post pandemic. ==Choice of Vacation Schedule=== The head of Bali Government Tourism Office, Tjok Bagus Pemayun said, these seven festivals became a choice for expectant tourists who would go on vacation to Bali. Thus, they can plan and choose a suitable time for having vacation to Bali and choose which festival that can be enjoyed because there are some shown festivals almost every month. He said recently. On this occasion, Tjok Bagus also said the total numbers of foreign tourist visit that had come to Bali amount 14.430 people who used Visa on Arrival (VoA) service until April, 5th, 2022, he said. The enhancement of tourists visit inseparable from the formation of herd immunity. The vaccination achievement exceeded the target of 30 percent of Balinese population approximately 4 million people. He insisted. From the data of Covid-19 task force per April, 14th, 2022, booster vaccination in Bali Province reached 57, 49%. All regions had reached above 40 %. The highest reached 76, 32% in Denpasar. Balinese people were very discipline in following health protocol,” he said. The Head of Bali Goverment Tourism Office, Tjok Bagus Pemayun mentioned there are seven festivals that will be held in Bali. This festival, also invites micro, small and medium business owners to participate, he explained. It being said, Bali Spirit Festival is a delight festival to unite yoga, music and dance into one exciting event. Held in Ubud every year, this event has grown bigger from year to year, so that it attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. Next, Bali Art Festival is an annual parade or art festival that is initiated by the Government of Bali, it is intended as a vessel of activity and creativity for the artists, in order to support the government’s program in terms of excavation, preservation, development of the values of Balinese culture and arts. The Ubud Village Jazz Festival is a music festival that takes place in the artistic area of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Since 2010, Yuri Mahatma, a musician/composer/music instructor, and the founder of Underground Jazz Movement with Anom Darsana, director and owner of ANTIDA Music Production have worked together for several regular jazz concert projects, each time delivering different themes. Afterward, Sanur Village Festival (SVF) is an annual community celebration that is held by Sanur Development Foundation and located at Sanur beach area. “SVF is a large scale of collective events involving food festivals, exhibitions of creative economy, various competitions and contests, art and culture attraction, music, and many kinds of environmentally friendly activities,” He said. Related to Pemuteran Bay Festival, Tjok Bagus explained this festival is covering all form of culture and arts, also environment preservation, such as community-based coral conservation with biorock technology, heritage culture gebug ende, beach art parade, art and culture competitions, art and handicraft products exhibition in order to develop the quality of community-based tourism, cultured and environmentally friendly. Meanwhile, Denpasar Festival or Denfest is an art and culture festival that is held as a celebration to express arts and culture. It includes traditional arts, modern and also avant-grade that covered some aspects, such as appearance, commercial, inspiring, transforming, entertaining and educating, added Tjok Bagus. “The following event is the Penglipuran Village Festival. Located in Penglipuran village, it carries the theme of Green Destination based on Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environment Sustainability (CHSE) which is corporate alongside with all stakeholders and still concerns and follows health protocol. This festival presents the uniqueness of arts, culture and local genius of Penglipuran cultural village,” he mentioned.
As an international tourism destination, Bali is deeply missed by the travellers from all over the world, either domestically or internationally. Bali which is well-known with the tagline of ‘cultural tourism’ and ‘The Last Paradise in The World’ serves a lot of beautiful scenery and view, along with the hospitality of communities and culture diversity that tourists could experience everywhere and freely. The government has made many special policies to attract and facilitate the tourists’ interest to have vacation in Bali, the Island of Thousand Temples. Furthermore, the government offers some conveniences for foreign travellers visiting Bali. Those policies are: Visa on Arrival (VoA), free quarantine, and free RT-PCR Swab Test for domestic travellers. This policy could happen in line with Bali as the highest rate vaccination province in Indonesia. The island of paradise has invented herd immunity so that it has been safe and pleasant to visit. The Head of Bali Provincial Tourism Department, Tjok Bagus Pemayun conveys, the policies without quarantine and Visa on Arrival (VoA) addressed to international visitors is positively welcomed by the tourism community. This policies are expected to revive Bali Tourism that has been collapse by the pandemic. The VoA fee is only 500.000 rupiah/person, both for adults and children. VoA is valid for 30 days and can only be used once to enter Bali or Indonesia and it can be extended once at Immigration Office,” said Tjok Bagus, Thu (7/4). According to Tjok Bagus, from 43 countries that have been implemented VOA policy, there were 14,430 foreign travellers who have used VOA service at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali until April, 5, 2022. One other ease given is that foreign travellers under 18 years old are not required to show vaccine certificates. There are 9 ASEAN countries that get Visa Exemption Arrangement Facility Holders for Tourism Purpose: Brunei Darrusalam,(2) Philippines,(3) Cambodia,(4) Laos,(5) Malaysia,(6) Myanmar,(7) Singapore,(8) Thailand, dan(9) Vietnam By the recent regulation, the government has made some allowance to facilitate the entry of international travellers to visit Bali. Travellers only need to do a PCR test 2x24 hours before the departure in the origin country. PCR test at the entry point or arrival at the airport is no longer needed, unless the body temperature is > 37.5⁰c and have not fully vaccinated yet. Travelers with incomplete vaccination are required to be in quarantine for 5x24 hours at dedicated accomodations, Tjok Bagus explained. In conclusion, for incomplete vaccination travellers are required to have RT-PCR Swab Test on the arrival day and exit RT-PCR Swab test on the fourth day. If the result is negative, on the fifth day (quarantine over), they are allowed to proceed the trip. For waiting the result of entry test on arrival day can be done either at the airport or in the hotel with their own cost, except for Indonesian nationality paid by goverment. Countries included in VoA service are Australia, US, England, Germany, Netherland, France, Qatar, Japan, South Korea, Canada, New Zealand, Italy, Turkey, Uni Arab Emirate, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darrusalam, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippine, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, India, Mexico, Norway, Pland, Seychelles, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, China, Timor Leste and Tunisia. Furthermore, the travellers who have twice vaccinations are required to download and login to PeduliLindungi apps. Right on the arrival at the airport, the officer will help to integrate the travellers’ data to the pointed apps. Related to travel insurance with Covid-19 coverage for travellers, Tjok Bagus explained, it could be reserved in advance. The purpose was to anticipate if the result of the RT-PCR Swab test was positive. “Tested PCR positive, and if with or without mild symptoms then it must be isolated for 5 days in a dedicated accomodations,” he added. For positive travellers treatment will be covered by the insurance. If the test on the fourth day is negative, they will be allowed to continue their travelling on the fifth day. During the holiday they (international travellers) have to follow the health protocol, he emphasized. Alt.
WELCOME TO BALI... Bali, the Island of Gods warmly opens its gate to welcome the international travelers. You can enjoy our tranquil, beautiful and tropical island with No-Quarantine, Visa-Free Special Visit for Tourism (9 countries) and Visa on Arrival / VoA (43 countries). This guideline describes term and conditions to enter or exit Bali, Indonesia during COVID-19 pandemic period. It should be followed for your safe, enjoyable and healthy trip to Bali. So, get your luggage ready and see you in Bali! Visa-Free Special Visit for Tourism will be granted to passport holders/citizens of following countries at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport and Benoa harbour, Bali: 1) Brunei Darussalam, 2) Philippine, 3) Cambodia, 4) Laos, 5) Malaysia, 6) Myanmar, 7) Singapore, 8) Thailand, and 9) Vietnam. Visa-Free Special Visit for Tourism entitles for a single entry into Bali, Indonesia which is valid as a Visit Stay Permit with a maximum period of 30 (thirty) days and cannot be extended. VoA – Visa on Arrival will be granted to passport holders/citizens of following countries at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International airport and Benoa harbour, Bali: South Africa, United States of America, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Denmark, Philippine, Finland, Hungary, India, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Germany, Cambodia, Canada, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Norway, France, Poland, Qatar, New Zealand, Singapore, Seychelles, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. VoA-Visa on Arrival costs IDR 500.000 per person and the payment is on arrival. VoA-Visa on Arrival entitles for a single entry into Bali, Indonesia which is valid as a Visit Stay Permit with a maximum period of 30 (thirty) days and can be extended for a maximum of 1 (one) time extension for a period of 30 (thirty) days at the Immigration Office whose working area includes the residence of a foreigner and cannot be transferred (charge may be applied). Payment can be done by: Visa Card, Master Card, Debit Card. Or paid in cash in IDR or foreign currency. Foreign Currencies are USD, EURO, GBP, SGD and others as per set exchange rate. VoA - Visa on Arrival Terms and Conditions: 1) Passport validity minimum 6 (six) months; 2) RETURN air flight ticket (or one way + outward journey from Bali); 3) Minimum 2 (two) times vaccinated with authorized WHO vaccinations, and the 2nd (second) vaccination must have been given at least 2 weeks prior to departure (except for 1 (one) time COVID-19 vaccination, such as Johnson & Johnson, Sputnik V or Convidecia, other conditions may be applied).
The Bali Digital Festival Conference will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022 at the Agung Room Grand Inna Bali Beach. Bali Digital Festival is held in order to realize the vision of "Nangun Sat Kerthi Loka Bali", the Provincial Government of Bali is making efforts to balance the structure and fundamentals of the Bali Economy. The digital economy is now one of the sectors in the development of the Bali "Kerthi" Economy. With the entry of the digital economy, it is hoped that the creative & digital industry will grow as one of the pillars of Bali's economy in the future. Digital tourism is a must for Bali. The Bali Provincial Government has issued various regulations to strengthen the implementation of Digital Tourism. There are at least 3 (three) main objectives of implementing Digital Tourism, namely: first, to strengthen the governance of the implementation of Balinese cultural tourism which has an impact on increasing the quality of services to the public (tourists) and other relevant stakeholders. Second, to build a digital ecosystem for Balinese cultural tourism, and lastly, to access the widest possible digital economic opportunities from the implementation of Balinese cultural tourism. Bali Digital Festival The Conference area is divided into 4 (four) Fields with each Session discussing the latest topics where the Conference Session 02 Digital Vision Topics is divided into two themes, namely: 1) Theme: Bali Digital Tourism will be filled by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mr. Dr. H. Sandiaga Salahhudin Uno, BBA, MBA, and 2) Theme: Bali the Island of Startup Hub filled by the General Chairperson of the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. M. Arsjad Rasjid P.M as keynote speaker. Bali Startup Hub is a forum for Balinese startup players to be more flexible in creating and innovating. Through the Bali Startup Hub, startup actors can have more flexibility in easy access to funding, business collaboration, building collaborations, and various other types of partnerships. The development of the Bali Startup Hub is expected to not only create developing, quality, and globally competitive Balinese startups, but also to be able to accelerate the development of the Bali "Kerthi" Economy.
Bali No Quarantine and the application of Visa on Arrival (VoA) The proposal from Governor Koster was approved by the central government through a coordination meeting. This is the central government's final decision on the proposal of the Governor of Bali Wayan Koster to apply without quarantine and the use of the "Visa on Arrival" (VoA) service for foreign travelers (PPLN). The decision was taken in a coordination meeting held by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Marves) Luhut Binsar Penjaitan, Friday, March 4, 2022. evening at 18:00 WITA. The Coordination Meeting was also attended by Minister of Health Budi Sadikin, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Head of the National COVID-19 Task Force/Head of BNPB. The governor of Bali was also present along with the Bali Police Chief Irjen Pol Putu Jayan Danu Putra, Pangdam IX/Udayana Mayjen Sonny Aprianto, and the tourism component. After listening to the opinions and support of the meeting participants regarding the trial of the implementation of the no-quarantine policy for PPLN to Bali according to the proposal of the Governor of Bali, it was agreed that the no-quarantine policy and VoA service for PPLN will take effect from 7 March 2022. The no-quarantine policy for PPLN only applies through the Bali entrance by air and sea travel. The Visa on Arrival (VoA) service is valid for PPLN coming from 23 countries, including: Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Qatar, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Turkey, Union United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and the Philippines. Health requirements for PPLN include first, complete vaccination/booster. Second, the negative result of the PCR swab test before departure. Third, have proof of payment of hotel booking for at least 4 days in Bali. Fourth, follow the PCR swab test upon arrival. Fifth, if the PCR test result is negative, PPLN is allowed to make all visits to all tourist destinations in Bali. Sixth, if the PCR test result is positive, the PPLN is required to undergo isolation at the hotel. Seventh, specifically for PPLN who are positive, elderly, and have comorbidities, are immediately treated at a referral hospital. Eighth, on the 3rd day, PPLN is obliged to take the PCR Swab test. If the test results are negative, on the 4th day they are allowed to travel outside Bali. PPLNs who come to Bali must still have health insurance that guarantees COVID-19 according to the provisions. Meanwhile, Governor Koster targets booster vaccinations (three doses for boosters) in Bali to reach a minimum of 30 percent as of March 7, 2022.
INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO BALI BEGIN TO OPERATED, GARUDA INDONESIA ANNOUNCE OFFICIALLY THE NARITA – DENPASAR FLIGHT ROUTE Garuda Indonesia will become the first airline to serve regular international flights to Bali in 2022. Denpasar, February 3, 2022 - The national airline Garuda Indonesia today (3/2) officially started serving the first regular international flights to Bali in 2022, in line with the return of international flights via I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali. The flight service is operated via the Narita - Denpasar route with the A330-300 fleet. On the inaugural flight for the Narita - Denpasar route, Garuda also transported 30 tons of cargo from Japan consisting of construction spare parts, automotive, to electronic goods. The operation of these flights is in line with the inauguration of the Denpasar - Narita special cargo flight route via Manado which began operating on Wednesday (2/2) and is also aligned with government policies related to opening access to Bali's international entrances starting on February 4, 2022. The inauguration of the Narita - Denpasar flight route is the result of cooperation between Garuda Indonesia and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy which also has full support from the Bali Provincial Government and the Indonesian Embassy in Japan. At this initial stage, the Narita-Denpasar flight will serve passengers who already have a business visa as well as people who have met other travel criteria in accordance with international travel regulations that apply in Indonesia. The Narita - Denpasar flight route is served once a week on Thursday, with flight number GA 881 which will depart from Narita international airport at 09.15 LT and will arrive at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar at 16.00 WITA. Furthermore, the aircraft operated to serve these flights are a fleet that was previously used as a special cargo transport with the Denpasar - Narita flight route via Manado which operates 1 time per week every Wednesday. President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Irfan Setiaputra said that the reopening of the Narita - Denpasar flight service was a form of Garuda Indonesia's commitment as a national flag carrier in supporting government programs, particularly related to efforts to accelerate national economic recovery which was optimized through the provision of safe and comfortable flight service accessibility. for all service users. "The service of the Narita - Denpasar international flight is a momentum in itself for the acceleration and synergy of all aviation stakeholders in supporting the revival of the national economic sector, especially Bali which is one of the integrated economic zones in Indonesia," explained Irfan. "This flight service is part of our efforts to maximize the market potential of Narita, Japan in a sustainable manner, both through the cargo transportation market share which is focused on transportation of Bali's leading export commodities through special routes for Denpasar - Manado - Narita cargo flights, as well as inbound passenger transportation to Indonesia via Denpasar - Narita flight route," said Irfan. Irfan continued, "Furthermore, this Narita - Denpasar flight also certainly has an important meaning for the commitment of all parties to jointly continue to adapt and accelerate their contribution to the national economic recovery in the midst of this new normal era. We present this commitment through the consistent application of health protocols in all of our service operational lines, which of course is also synergized with the aviation service infrastructure with related stakeholders." Meanwhile, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, hopes that the reopening of Bali is expected to be a momentum for Indonesia's economic revival so that there will be wider job opportunities for the people. "I appreciate the national airline Garuda Indonesia, which from today officially starts serving Narita - Denpasar flights, which are operated with the A330-300 fleet. Hopefully, with the opening of international entrances in Bali, we can revive our economy," said Sandiaga "The opening of Bali is a policy that is right on target, on time, with the right benefits, and can understand the needs of the community, especially actors in the tourism and creative economy sectors affected by the pandemic," said Sandiaga. "Of course, we will continue to coordinate and communicate intensively with all stakeholders, especially regarding compliance with applicable regulations and policies during the adaptation period to this new normal to ensure that Garuda Indonesia is always ready to carry out its mandate as a national flag carrier to continue to be at the forefront in ensuring Accessibility and the need for flight services to support economic recovery can be optimally met,” concluded Irfan.