Bali sees hardly any foreign tourists in 2021 as travel restrictions continue to bite, but its beaches still drown in rubbish

For the Indonesian resort island of Bali, October 14 was not the auspicious date it was supposed to be. It was instead decidedly anticlimactic.That Thursday heralded the long-awaited reopening of the island to vaccinated international travellers – at least, from 19 countries – until it didn’t. In the end, only two foreign tourists arrived in October, compared with about 500,000 in the same month in 2019, “and not a single direct international flight has landed on its shores since”, Time…

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