Coronavirus: Thousands of Australians in Bali travel limbo as Indonesia changes emergency visa conditions

Coronavirus: Thousands of Australians in Bali travel limbo as Indonesia changes emergency visa conditions

Thousands of Australians have been abandoned in journey limbo at Bali following Indonesia declared it'll finish emergency stay visas given to foreigners at the onset of that the coronavirus pandemic.  Immigration now declared the temporary visas lots of Australians have been utilizing to remain on the island while the pandemic moves will finish in only 30 days.  Following that period of time, all foreigners with no authorized visa will have to depart Indonesia, unless there are no accessible flights to come back to their home states.  

Coronavirus: Thousands of Australians in Bali travel limbo as Indonesia changes emergency visa conditions


That may indicate that the 3000 Australians tourists now in Bali on crisis visas along with the 7000 Australian ex-pats who've made a lifetime there might soon be forced to leave.  Des O'Driscoll is among those Australians desperate to keep in Bali after producing the island his house 18 months ago.   

The 38-year-old is one of many baffled by the transfer, as Bali's companies struggle to manage the financial consequences of COVID-19 as well as officials indicating a potential reopening could occur for vacationers in September.   "It is rather frightening, it is perplexing.  You are feeling very vulnerable," he explained.  The choice comes as global arrivals to Australia are set to be slashed by half and returning travelers likely to be made to cover their stay in resort quarantine.

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