GLOBAL HEALTH WARNING: The Corona Virus
(updated March 24, 2020)
Given the current global health warning about the spread of the Corona Virus, we assume that many of you are worried about the spread of the virus in Bali. Here is some information to update you on the status of the virus in Bali and action steps you can take to assist in reducing the risk of spreading this virus.
See our official statement about postponing BaliSpirit Festival here.
As of March 24th, 2020 there have been 579 confirmed cases of the Corona Virus in Indonesia. Indonesia has temporarily banned flights from China, including transit flights. Travellers who have been in the following regions of the following countries within 14 days prior to arrival to Indonesia, will be refused to enter the country:
Iran, Italy, Vatican, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Foreign visitors wishing to enter Indonesia must obtain a visa from Indonesian missions in accordance with the purpose of their visit and applicants must provide a health certificate issued by a relevant health authority from their respective countries.
Indonesia will suspend its visa exemption policy for all countries for one month and expand restrictions for people with a history of travel to some of the world’s countries hardest hit by the coronavirus. The suspension includes short-stay visits, visa-on-arrival and diplomatic visa-free facilities.
As information is changing constantly, please make sure to check relevant pages before traveling.
About Bali in particular you might want to read the following:
There is an official Corona Virus Hotline, also operating in English: 021-5210 411 / 0812 1212 3119
Please read this guide and follow the simple steps to reduce your risk of Corona Virus infection:
• IF YOU FEEL FEVERISH OR SICK, stay home
• IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY COME FROM CHINA, PLEASE QUARANTINE YOURSELF
• AVOID CONTACT with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
• WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP whenever you can
• USE HAND SANITIZER whenever you can (sold all over Bali)
• REFRAIN FROM SHARING utensils and food
• WIPE DOWN YOUR MATS & PROPS AFTER CLASS
• DON’T COUGH, SNEEZE OR BREATHE (well, if you do, be aware to cover your nose and mouth)
Your BaliSpirit Festival Team