photo: the New Year party in Potato Head in 2017/2018; by Potato Head
New Year’s parties have been prohibited in Bali. This ban is supposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially the Omicron variant. The prohibition was issued through the Circular Number 20 of 2021.
“Prohibiting parades, carnivals, processions, celebration parties, and other New Year celebrations that have the potential to cause crowds,” said Koster in a written statement on Sunday (12/19/2021).
He asked for the New Year’s celebrations to be held with families as much as possible to limit crowds and travel. The operating hours of shopping centers, malls, and restaurants are from 09.00 to 22.00. Visitor capacity is limited to a maximum of 75% with implementing strict health protocols.
Koster asked the police, TNI, Police and pecalangs to carry out strict disciplinary enforcement operations.