Coronavirus: WA preparing for thousands of returning Bali travellers amid new visa expiry deadline

Coronavirus: WA preparing for thousands of returning Bali travellers amid new visa expiry deadline

Coronavirus: WA preparing for thousands of returning Bali travellers amid new visa expiry deadline


The 38-year-old is one of many baffled by the transfer, as Bali's companies struggle to deal with the financial consequences of COVID-19 and with 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.  

Temporary visas were awarded a 30-day window before enforced comeback before this month, however, that's been extended because of Australia's limit on global flight arrivals in addition to a scarcity of providers departing Indonesia.  Individuals who reunite in an invalid visa following September 10 may face fines up to $100 daily issued from the Indonesian authorities, together with Aussies opting to remain and reside needing to come back home to cosign to get a new dwelling license.  

Des O'Driscoll is among those Australians desperate to keep in Bali after producing the island his house 18 months ago.  "You have built a life here, puppies, a few folks in relationships with locals -- not wed -- nevertheless need to depart the country," he told 9News before this month.  

 As much as 3000 Australians are now living on the vacation island, but have now been told that they currently have until September 10 to depart Indonesia regardless of person visa requirements.  The rigorous moves come as a part of Indonesia's activities to stem the spread of coronavirus from the island country.  

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