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These Chinese visitors can’t get enough of Bali

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Chinese visitors are staying on to enjoy the charms of Bali.
Chinese visitors are staying on to enjoy the charms of Bali. Photo Credit: Cahaya_Images/GettyImages

BALI – Authorities in Bali have signalled that extended visas will be granted to more than 600 Chinese nationals who have extended their stays on the island amid fears of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

The emergency stay permits enable the tourists to remain in Bali for another 30 days after their visas expire.

Indonesia has imposed travel bans to and from mainland China and temporarily suspended all flights connecting Indonesia and China. Thousands of Chinese visitors who were in Bali when the flight restrictions  was enforced flew home via countries which had not imposed flight bans with China.

Chinese Consul General in Denpasar Guo Haodong said the remaining Chinese visitors were healthy and “they love to stay longer in Bali, enjoy Bali longer”.

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