It’s hard not to notice the steady increase in the number of visitors to Bali in recent months; traffic is beyond crazy, especially in and out of Canggu, and now, as we approach one of the busiest times of the year, the numbers are rising further.
Tempo are reporting on data provided by the Ngurah Rai Class I Immigration Office, which shows that 280,000-international tourists arrived at the Bali international airport from December 1-24.
“The arrival of international visitors through the I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport to date reaches an average of 14,000-people per day. There are signs of it increasing during Christmas and New Year,” said the head of Ngurah Rai Class I Immigration Office on Monday, December 26.
According to Sugito, the majority of international tourists originate from Australia with 67,879-people, Singapore with 30,731-people, India with 27,876-people, Malaysia with 19,490-people, and Russia with 14,823-people.
This influx of foreign visitors is welcomed as a positive sign by the Immigration Office for the recovery of Bali’s economy after the island sustained economic devastation during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. The Immigration Office has also offered Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) facilities and free-visa visitations to further boost local tourism. Tempo say that to date the Bali administration has logged 1,832,071-tourist visits in 2022.