Foreign tourists will not be allowed to visit Bali for the rest of 2020 due to coronavirus concerns.

The Indonesian island re-opened beaches, temples and other tourism spots for domestic visitors at the end of July.

According to Bangkok Post, Bali was supposed to open for foreign tourists in September, but this plan has been scrapped.

Indonesia has seen a rise in coronavirus cases and many foreign nationals are subject to travel bans in their home countries.

Bangkok Post reports Jakarta is also yet to lift its ban on foreign tourists entering Indonesia.

“The situation in Indonesia is not conducive to allow international tourists to visit Indonesia, including…Bali,” the island’s governor, I Wayan Koster, said.

According to reports, Bali has recorded some 49 deaths and just over 4,000 cases of coronavirus.

According to the World Health Organisation’s latest statistics, Indonesia has had 155,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 6,759 deaths reported.

Bangkok Post reports the real death toll is widely believed to be higher due to limited testing.

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