August 4th, 2020
Last Friday (July 31st), Bali reopened for domestic tourists Friday — seeing 4,000 visitors arriving the first day. Reopening seems to mean that certain beaches and tourist sites are open but not nightclubs.
You can read more about the reopening at the Bali Sun online newspaper.
Indonesia Export is open as before and are remaining cautious.
June 25th, 2020
Indonesia Export is open. New orders are still coming in and being processed. And we’re still shipping orders. Company policy at this time is to avoid the office and warehouse as much as we can and, when onsite, to stay as far away from each other as possible. This means we’re not using our full complement of packers and office personnel.
In terms of the Corona virus, since June 17th, Indonesia has held the #1 spot for infections in Asia.
In Bali, foreign arrivals are still banned. It’s not a lockdown but the local authorities has asked that everyone work from home and avoid contact though shops and some restaurants have already reopened. Everyone now has a sink with soap at the entrance to their premises.
Major events have been cancelled and the governor has instructed the Balinese to stay away from mass events (religions and non-religious).
All tourist attractions and sites have been asked to temporarily closed, including the beaches.
March 30th, 2020
Bali is on a sort of limited shut down. Many stores are closed. Movement has been restricted somewhat in certain areas.
Indonesia Export is still open and orders are still running. We are, however, much slower than usual as our company policy at this time is to avoid the office and warehouse as much as we can and, when onsite, to stay as far away from each other as possible. This means we’re not using our full complement of packers and office personnel.
We do still have the ability to:
- Receive and process new orders
- Monitor orders in progress.
- Quality control orders.
Product sourcing / finding & develop new products is a little slower at this time but still possible.
Additionally, we can photograph products and can help with ecommerce set ups (importing new products to web services and so on).
Please contact us if you have any questions.
And, of course, stay safe. Stay healthy.