Corona Virus Bali Indonesia Update


CORONA EMERGENCY NUMBER

Call 112 or 223333 (For Bali Area)

Call 119 ext. 9 (National)

The new Corona Virus (Sars-CoV-2) in Bali

The world has been hit by the new Corona Virus and it has also reached Indonesia and Bali. We will post here the latest updates on the development and corona situation in Bali and hope that all travelers and citizens will be safe. The Indonesian government is very active in managing the situation and continues to take measures to stop the disease to spread further. There are some simple things we can do to avoid getting infected with Covid-19 and to avoid the disease to spread further. MAINLY: "SOCIAL DISTANCING"

Corona Facts vs Myths from the WHO

Corona Prevention Measures

The problem is, that anybody can be at risk and be a risk to others, because we can carry the virus without any symptoms and therefore spread it without knowing.

There are two main goals, one is to stop the virus form spreading by enforcing "Social Distancing" and educating the public about how to avoid getting infected (and risking to infect others). And, to prepare the health system and underlying logistics in case more cases need to be verified (tests) and of course also treated, particularly if symptoms turn out to be sever for some patients.


Current Situation in Bali. Is it ok traveling to Bali? Is Bali Save?

SITUATION IN BALI:

  • Most travelers have left Bali
  • Indonesia has banned all foreign arrivals until further notice
  • All citizens and visitors are asked to stay at home, work from home and follow the guidelines of "SOCIAL DISTANCING".
  • Food shopping and other important necessities are still possible (not a lock down)
  • A penalty of up to IDR 100mio and imprisonment of up to 1 year if regulations are not obeyed
  • Most restaurants and bars are closed but offer delivery or pick up service.
  • Major events have been cancelled and the governor has instructed the Balinese to stay away from mass events (religions and non-religious).
  • All tourist attractions and sites have been asked to temporarily closed, including the beaches.
  • Stranded tourists who arrived after Feb 5th 2020 are granted a free Visa extension without having to go to Immigration Office
  • Otherwise the situation is mostly calm and controlled.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS:
  • For now all foreign arrivals have been banned, unless you have a valid work permit
  • Until 20th of April you would have needed a VISA to come to Indonesia (temporary Free Visa Suspension Current Travel Restrictions,
  • For now, most countries advise their citizens to avoid all unnecessary traveling, some countries closed their borders. some even ordered their citizens to stay home.

HEALTH RISK:
The risk to get infected in Bali might be as low or high as in any other place in the world, that's not a so called hotspot. Indonesian authorities and particularly the ones in Bali have shown that they take the situation seriously and have implemented several regulations and procedures, to promote and enforce SOCIAL DISTANCING. But of course, there is no guarantee, there is always room for improvement, and we all still learn how to deal with this.

It would not be right to claim that any country, be it our home country or any other place these days is 100% safe. Based on the scientific data and experiences the world has gathered by now about the coronavirus, the virus is indeed a threat. However, how much of a threat really depends on your individual circumstances, your personal actions and behaviors, and the level of precautions you take. And of course to a certain extend we depend on the professionalism of government authorities and also businesses that facilitate transportation, travel, etc.

So far, the number of corona patients is still low in Indonesia, particularly in relation to the total population. More cases will definitely be reported.

In a way, life goes on in Bali. But more people realise, as in many other parts of the world, it's serious and we should all follow the precaution measures as suggested by the WHO, and the local government, and to follow the idea of SOCIAL DISTANCING. It's the best we can do.


Corona Facts Bali

 

List of Countries
List of Countries

Travel Restrictions for Bali & Indonesia


It's a tough time for travelers to figure out, which restrictions and travel bans have been decided. Almost daily, new decisions are made while information is not always distributed efficiently and clearly enough.

In essence, all governments and health organisations urge travelers to cancel and/or postpone unnecessary traveling these days. Returning home is usually still possible, while some countries will demand self-quarantine for a period of 2 weeks. Indonesia has advised its citizens to return home as quickly as possible.

Travel restrictions and List of Countries

CoVid-19 News
CoVid-19 News

Latest News on Corona


Governments and businesses react to the Corona Crisis and it's time to keep track on what's going on. Many Tourist attractions in Bali are temporarily closed, the government implements "Social Distancing Measures" such as closing schools, and travel restrictions, and other countries close their borders or restrict air traffic for travelers.

Follow the latest relevant news and updates on the Corona Situation in Bali and Indonesia. We are regularly reporting about the latest government regulations.

More Corona News

CoVid-19 Numbers
CoVid-19 Numbers

Corona Patients and Infections in Indonesia


Indonesia still has only a few reported cases, compared to other countries. Also in Bali only a few cases have been recorded. The number is expected to rise for sure. The big challenge is, that infected people are already contagious while they might not feel any symptoms. So they simply don't know, that they are other people at risk.

The government has already introduced several measures to slow the spreading down and will introduce more, in the days and weeks to come.

Updated Statistics on Corona Cases in Indonesia


Corona Symptoms CoVid-19

  • coughing
  • a runny nose
  • sore throat
  • fever
  • sometimes diarrhoea
Severe cases may experience breathing problems or develop a lung infection.
Disease symptoms can emerge up to 14 days after infection.

What to do when you are getting sick in Bali and Indonesia - call 112


If you feel that you might have been infected you should as first measure prevent other people to get in contact with you and also inform the people who have been in contact with you lately, about your condition and see, if they have also experienced similar symptoms.


Call 112 or 223333

The operator will guide you through the process. Usually patients will be picked up if they need to go to hospital.

The Bali provincial government has assigned five hospitals to handle cases of corona virus infections. The Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar, Sanjiwani General Hospital in Gianyar regency, Tabanan General Hospital, Udayana University Hospital and Bali Mandara General Hospital.


And call 119 ext 9 - local number or Mobile +62(0)81212123119, if you are in other area of Indonesia 

If, within 14 days, any of the above-mentioned disease symptoms emerge, avoid unnecessary contact with other persons and stay at home wherever possible. Get in touch with your doctor by phone or call any of the mentioned hospitals and discuss how best to proceed, before going there.

What is Coronavirus, Covid-19, Sars-CoV-2?

Coronavirus:
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that also include the currently rampant coronavirus. Since it initially had no name during the first few weeks, it was simply called the "new type of corona virus".

Sars-CoV-2:
The WHO gave the novel coronavirus that started spreading from Wuhan the name "Sars-CoV-2" ('Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome'-Coronavirus-2). The virus that can cause symptoms but does not have to.

Covid-19:
The respiratory disease caused by Sars-CoV-2 is called "Covid-19" (Coronavirus Disease-2019). Accordingly, Covid-19 patients are people who carry the Sars-CoV-2 virus and show symptoms.

Corona Risk Groups

There is still not enough data that allows scientists to come to final conclusions. At the moment we have to deal with "tendencies".

  • Elderly people from 60 onwards, particularly 70 and above
  • Men SEEM to be at higher risk than women
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Chronic respiratory diseases
  • Cancer

Children have been reported as facing only mild symptoms when affected.

The problem is, that infected people might not show any symptoms at all, even though they can transmit the virus.