Australians move closer to Bali as government updates travel advice
Australians are now one step closer to visiting Bali, after the government relaxed its COVID-related travel advice today, ahead of their international reopening next week.
In an updated travel advice framework, the Australian government removed the “do not travel” advisory in place since March 2020. The updated framework also saw Indonesia lowered to a 2 out of 4 level.
Due to the ongoing risk posed by the coronavirus, no international destination will be below Level 2, Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Penny Williams said on Twitter today.
Level 2 advice says Australians should ‘exercise great caution’ when traveling abroad. In Indonesia, the Australian government warns of limited availability of testing and infection control facilities, while noting that intensive care for Australians who become critically ill, including in Bali, “is significantly below standard available in Australia “. You can read the updated travel tips in detail here.
While this is one less hurdle for Australians wishing to vacation in Bali, they still have to wait for the Indonesian government to include Australia on its list of eligible countries of origin for international arrivals. Currently, Indonesia only accepts travelers from 19 countries, including China, India and France.
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