Indonesia News/Updates

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bigredcouch started the topic in Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 at 2:16pm

Hey guys,

Wondering what the go-to website is for Indonesian news/updates in English?

I'm mostly interested in Covid and international border related news. What's out there?

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stunet Sunday, 27 Feb 2022 at 6:43am

Yeah. Why's that Udo?

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udo Sunday, 27 Feb 2022 at 7:32am

Just curious on cost and if Airlines were loading up the Peak Season Prices.

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 27 Feb 2022 at 10:11am

Just had a look for late April Jetstar Melb to Bali direct $227 one way (perth less, Sydney & Brisbane strangely almost double)

Qantas, Singapore, Malaysia airlines etc double or more.

Had a quick look at July about $220-$330 for Melb-Sydney-Brisbane one way Jetstar

Problem is Jetstar have been selling flights but cancelling them all, only airline i know of currently flying into Bali is Singapore Airlines via Singapore.

Until VOA are given out im betting most airlines wont fly to Bali.

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udo Sunday, 27 Feb 2022 at 11:37am

Syd -Dps
Jetstar around $750 return then with Add ons - 20kg and oversize baggage Fee
Virgin - $690 20kg baggage included

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indo-dreaming Monday, 28 Feb 2022 at 7:25am

"The government is introducing a trial for entry without quarantine for foreign travellers arriving in Bali.
The trial is slated to begin on 14th March 2022.

“The government will also conduct a trial without quarantine for overseas travellers who come to Bali and it is planned to take effect on 14th March with several conditions,” said Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in a virtual press conference on Sunday 27th February 2022.

Pandjaitan said the quarantine-free trial in Bali could even be implemented before 14th March. According to him, the trial will be accelerated if the trend of COVID-19 cases in Bali decreases in the next week."

More here https://indonesiaexpat.id/travel/quarantine-free-entry-to-bali-due-to-st...

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stunet Monday, 28 Feb 2022 at 10:13am

Cheers, ID.

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truebluebasher Thursday, 21 Jul 2022 at 11:47pm

Bali Return Surfers testing Foot and Mouth Quarantine.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/guinea-pig-surfers-test-quarantine-r...

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velocityjohnno Friday, 22 Jul 2022 at 1:15pm

"It’s not necessary to close Australia’s borders with Indonesia to prevent a devastating outbreak of foot and mouth disease, according to the federal agriculture minister.
During today’s press conference, Murray Watt says he is confident the Indonesian government is taking the outbreak seriously.
“It would have a hugely damaging impact on our trade and our relationship with Indonesia... the advice is that is not necessary,” he said.
There are many countries around the world where foot and mouth disease is present and the borders were never closed to them even by the previous government, Watt added.
“That’s the similar approach that we’re taking in relation to Bali and Indonesia.”
Fragments of the virus were detected in Australia this week. However, they were not living particles.

from somewhere in this feed
https://www.theage.com.au/national/australia-news-live-omicron-cases-gro...

so looks like we will YOLO foot & mouth, haven't had it since 1870s. Have no idea if it's as transmissable as other stuff that can be transported by planes, but the response seems in line with the spirit of the times. I feel Ag sector mustn't have enough pull in Canberra. Party on dudes.