COVID-19 has hit Indonesia included Bali. It brings a significant effect on the economic condition, particularly the tourism sector. International arrival is still banned until at least 2021, now Bali is focusing on Domestic tourists and some attractions that already open. But the local government has applied some regulation to prevent the virus spread in Bali, Indonesia. The rule includes wearing a mask outside, modern markets should already close at 11 PM, and you will get a penalty Rp. 100,000 if not wearing a mask. Traveling amidst a pandemic is risky, but if you have planned travel to Bali, there are some things that you should prepare. Due to the upcoming new year of 2021, there are a lot of domestic tourists in-demand travel to Bali, the Governor of Bali Province issued a new regulation that authorities in Bali require presentation of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test for the domestic trip to Bali between 18 December – 4 January 2020. This test must be conducted no more than 48 hours before you arrive. Thus, for those of you who already came to Bali, you should know some things as advice to keep your body healthy to spend new year’s safely in Bali.
Health Risk in Bali
Bali is open for domestic travelers; once Bali opens for International, the risk of getting infected could be low or high as in any other place in the world. Bali authorities have shown that the government takes the situation very seriously and shut the club, hotel, or villa quickly if they didn’t enforce the safety regulation enough or where the guest lack discipline. Bali is also an “outdoor place.” According to The majority of restaurants in Bali are semi or even full open-air venues. People are rarely indoors or in areas where there is no ventilation and fresh air. The virus is airborne, and studies showed that most mass-spreading happened in closed environments. Even during mass events and demonstrations that occurred outdoor, no significant increase in infections has been reported.
What to when you are getting sick in Bali
If you feel infected by the virus during your stay in Bali, some general symptoms of COVID-19 occur. It would be best to prevent other people from having physical contact with you as the first preventive measure. Inform the people who have been in touch with you lately, ask about their condition and see, if they experienced similar symptoms or not. Contact the clinic near you, and consult your need to the doctor. For example, if you stay in the Canggu area, you can search “clinic near Canggu” or “clinic near me.” Puri Medical is one of the clinics with International standards. Our clinic also provides a doctor-on-call service. It will help you to consult with our professional doctors. If, within 14 days, any of the disease symptoms emerge, avoid unnecessary contact with other persons, and stay at home wherever possible. Get in touch with your doctor by phone and discuss how best to proceed before going there. Our medical team will help you find the best solution as well as possible.
Reminder COVID-19 Symptoms
Most common symptoms:
- dry cough
Less common symptoms:
- aches and pains
- sore throat
- loss of taste or smell
- a rash on the skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes
- difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- chest pain or pressure
- loss of speech or movement
Seek immediate medical attention if you have severe symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility. People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home. On average, it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show. However, it can take up to 14 days.
Corona Risk Group
At the moment, scientists and doctors are still gathering relevant data. For now, they are aware of the following risk groups, while children have been reported as facing only mild symptoms when affected. Older people from 60 years old onwards, mainly 70+, Men seem to be at higher risk than women, people with diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, cancer. One of the many challenges is that infected people might not show any symptoms even though they can transmit the virus.
Sources: bgsbali.com, bali.com, id.usembassy.gov,