Big religious ceremonies, school and work activities to be restricted during G20 Summit: Bali Governor

Bali Governor Wayan Koster. Photo: Bali Provincial Government
Bali Governor Wayan Koster. Photo: Bali Provincial Government

The prestigious G20 Summit starts in approximately two weeks and officials in Bali have announced community restrictions specifically for the major political event, affecting religious ceremonies, school, and work activities. 

While the peak of the event will take place on Nov. 15 and 16, the mid-November restrictions will begin on Nov. 12 and conclude on Nov. 17. The community restrictions involve banning mass gatherings – including religious ceremonies – from taking place that week.

The restrictions will be enforced in Kuta District, South Kuta District, Badung Regency, and South Denpasar. All work and school activities will have to be done remotely from home during this time.

Healthcare facilities are exempted from the restrictions. 

“The series of meetings [during] the G20 Summit must happen smoothly, comfortably, securely, peacefully, and successfully,” said Bali Governor Wayan Koster in a statement.

Public activities will be restricted on all Nusa Dua roads that lead to the G20 Summit venue, the Apurva Kempinski Hotel. Traffic restrictions will also be implemented around the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation area, the Bali Mandara Toll Road, and around Garuda Wisnu Kencana.

“Badung Regent, Gianyar Regent, Tabanan Regent, and Denpasar Mayor are to implement field monitoring to ensure [the enforcement] of the community restrictions,” Koster added.

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