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The popular island closed for tourists

The Indonesian authorities decided not to open the island of Bali to tourists until the end of the year due to the threat of the spread of COVID-19.

This was stated by the governor of the island, Wayan Koster, according to the BBC.

Bali's authorities plan to focus on attracting domestic tourists to kick-start economic recovery from the pandemic, he said. Bali's economy is 80% dependent on tourism.

At the same time, the governor did not specify when the island will be reopened to foreign travelers. It was previously planned that foreign tourists will be able to visit the country from 11 September.

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