COVID-19 Update: June 2020

June 16th 2020

Bali, Indonesia

 

Hi Everyone,

 

First off, thank you to everyone that has been in touch with us regarding current and future events. Your willingness to work together and support our business and the broader Bali community has been outstanding and I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you personally and to provide a quick update on the future and what we hope will happen in the months ahead.

 

Summary

 

  • Australian outbound International flights expected to resume from September 10th to select countries
  • All Australian outbound international flights expected to resume from December 15th
  • Travel bubble between Bali and Australia is on the table for discussion

 

Right now, there is nothing confirmed with regards to international travel. However I would like to point you to a few recent developments from the Indonesian and Australian governments.

 

The Australian Tourism Chamber is expecting a 50% resumption of international flights by December with international flights resuming at step 6 on December 15th. This date is subject the change. Other COVID Safe countries will have international restrictions lifted at step 4 on September 10th. Major events such as sport, will provide a good use case for travel, over the coming months. We watch on with anticipation.

 

On Friday the 12th June, the Indonesian Government and the Ministry of Tourism announced their intention to establish a travel bubble with four countries, including Australia. This is an encouraging announcement and we look forward to a positive outcome as negotiations between the two countries evolve.

 

The current confirmed cases in Bali, the daily change and the recovery rate is of a similar rate as some of the Australian states, with recent numbers at 14th June showing under 800 total infections and a daily increase of around 12 persons per day. This is positive news as the situation seems to be coming under control. Major venues and restaurants are also starting to reopen in Bali as of last week.

 

Currently, Australians are not permitted to travel outside of Australia, unless under specific circumstances and with an exemption. This means no international holidays just yet.

We are aware that the Australian Government is in talks with the New Zealand Government about establishing their first travel bubble. This will provide a strong case study for future extensions to other countries such as Indonesia.

All Qantas and Jetstar scheduled international flights, except for flights between Australia and New Zealand, are suspended until at least the end of July 2020, due to government restrictions.

 

If you are considering planning your event in Bali in 2021, the time to act is now. With the majority of 2020 weddings postponed to next year, with very few cancellations, 2021 will be a busy year indeed. We encourage you all to start considering your plans now and get in quickly before venues, caterers and planners book out.

 

Finally, Last Hurrah are planning to reopen our offices and kitchen in October, for appointments and tastings. We will publish a confirmed date as more information comes to hand.

Please get in touch with us via our socials or our website or email us at info@lasthurrahbali.com for further information.

We are excited to be getting back to work and look forward to meeting you in Bali very soon.

 

Regards

 

Paul Doherty

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