Bali Governor: "No events, no travels and increase security levels at Bali's borders"

Governor of Bali asks public to stay home, and announces further travel restrictions

The governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, announced stronger measures in handling the issue of Coronavirus outbreak in Bali. His letter to the public from Friday, March 27th 2020 instructs everyone to remain at home, asks all officials and leaders to cancel all cultural and religious events, enforces travel restrictions to and from Bali, and asks for an increase of security and control at Bali's borders. See this unofficial translation below for details.

Unofficial Translation of the Announcement




Based on:

  1. The Presidential Directive of the Republic of Indonesia through his speech on March 15th, 2020, regarding the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Indonesia;
  2. The notification from the Chief of Police Department of the Republic of Indonesia Number: Mak/2/III/2020 dated March 19, 2020 regarding the regulatory submissions to Government’s policies in handling the spread of Coronavirus Spread (COVID-19); and
  3. The data of COVID-19 spread in many areas that are increasing must be carefully watched and anticipated, therefore bigger impacts can be prevented for the sake of saving humans’ lives.

Hereby announced:

  1. All people are advised not to assemble a crowd, reduce the number of interaction, mass gathering, and maintain social distance by reducing activities outside the house, working at home, studying at home, and practising spiritual activity at home.
  2. Cancelling all cultural and religious events which invites many crowds. The Provincial Government of Bali is taking very serious precautions and focused on efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Bali, in order to accelerate the recovery of Bali's condition.
  3. As a result of the matters mentioned above, it is strongly advised to all the people to minimize / postpone any trip or travel plan to go out or enter Bali, unless there is a very urgent need or a foreign tourist who wishes to return to their country.
  4. This instruction does not apply to logistics transportation, medical services, security handling, and other official duties from the central and local governments.
  5. To the operators of the entrances of Bali Island (Airport, Ferry Port and Sea Port) are ordered to increase the supervision of passenger crossings according to the entrance protocol and COVID-19 health protocol This appeal remains active until further notice.

Thus this instructions must be carried out accordingly, with disciplined and full of sense of responsibility

Bali, March 27th 2020
[Stamp] [Signature]

Official Letter in Bahasa Indonesia

Governor of Bali, 27th March 2020