Bali Is Open for Domestic Travellers

Bali Is Open for Domestic Travellers

As you may have noticed before, Bali has reopened the gate for domestic travellers from all across the country.

Done with strict procedures under the C-19 health protocols, this has been a bittersweet progress that we all have to embrace for the time being. Admittedly, these waves of local tourists coming to the island have given some of us a room to breathe, even if just a little. Cafés and restaurants have been reopening here and there, as well as the previously dead and darkened hotels. Small shops have seen some increase in their pockets, and so have those in the entertainment industry. Live music are back in the busiest places, just like the old time.

However, due to the mass of people coming from Indonesia’s red zones Jakarta and Surabaya, the number of C-19 victims have also sky-rocketed these past couple of months; delivering Bali to the top three regions of highest death tolls in the whole country, just after East Java and Jakarta. Now this sure raise some questions. Have we done enough to protect this island, or have we jeopardized its people for the sake of financial stability? It all depends on how we see things, really.

As of 14 September, the official tally has reported a total of 7,226 cases in Bali, where the population is around more than 4.2 million. With 3,388 cases of recovery, Bali’s recovery rate is at an encouraging 78.7 percent. If you are reading this as a preparation for your upcoming trip to Bali, here are the requirements that you need to provide before stepping into the welcome gate.

The Balinese government mandates anyone traveling to Bali via Ngurah Rai airport to fulfill several requirements. According to Indonesia Tourism official website, these include:

– Obtaining unique QR Code. They are required to fill in an application form to obtain a QR code, which will then become a proof that each upcoming visitor has submitted the application form.

– Presenting COVID-19 negative certificate (PCR). Upcoming visitors going to the island by air must present a COVID-19 negative certificate that has been subjected to the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) from a government hospital laboratory or a COVID-19 Task Force designated laboratory. The COVID-19 negative certificate has a validity period of seven days from the time of arrival at one of the sea or airports of Bali.

From what we know, there are several domestic flight schedules operated by a few local airlines. The country’s national carrier, Garuda Indonesia, is among the airline resuming domestic operations. It has also implemented social distancing procedure in the cabin, including blocking out the middle seats.

Visas on arrival to Bali were halted on 20 March 2020 while The Ngurah Rai airport remains open. There is still a travel restriction in place for Indonesia where passengers are not allowed to transit or enter the country, with a few exceptions. Bali relies heavily on

tourism and welcomed 6.3 million foreign visitors last year, so the pandemic has a quite huge impact on local economy. Since 31 July, Bali has opened its borders only to domestic travelers and the statistics have shown encouraging figures in relation to Bali’s Covid-19 cases for the last two weeks.

International tourists remain banned from visiting Bali for the remainder of 2020. In line with the policy of the Government of Indonesia, Bali has postponed its September 11 international reopening until the year 2021. Other than that, the Balinese government has released a statement detailing who and what are allowed to enter the island. They include transports of basic security, logistical, and medical purposes, diplomatic personnel, personnel working for government projects, and personnel related to COVID-19 aid management.

The Vice Governor of Bali in a conference feed also added that entries are allowed for patients in need of emergency help, passengers attending to urgent matters like death or illness in the immediate family, and repatriated migrant workers and overseas Indonesian students.

The Governor of Bali stated that reopening Bali will come in stages and tourism may be the last sector to be fully opened. To local media, he said that the tentative plan is to open to domestic tourists in August and foreign visitors in September 2020. However, the local government said they’re in “no rush”, opting to focus on successfully flattening the curve and carefully considering their options.

To prepare for future reopening, Indonesia’s Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry has proposed a programme of Cleanliness, Health, and Safety (CHS), referring to their pledge to ensure the cleanliness of all tourist spots, provide health checks for all visitors, and guarantee the safety of tourists and locals alike across the archipelago. Bali as the top tourist destination in the country will be the first to implement the CHS procedures, particularly in Nusa Dua area.

The first phase has commenced on July 9 and has seen limited reopenings of the following sectors: a) health; b) government office; c) customs and religion; d) finance, industry, trade, logistics, transportation, cooperatives, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), traditional markets, modern markets, restaurants and stalls; e) agriculture, plantations, marine/fisheries, and animal husbandry; and f) services and construction.

The second phase has commenced on July 31 with Indonesian tourists allowed to visit the island. The third and final phase will commence on September 11, 2020, by which time the provincial government of Bali is expected to open its borders to international and domestic tourists alike. As aforementioned, international tourists will not be able to visit Bali until at least 2021.

There, we hope you get the information you need in regard of Bali’s travel reopening. Stay safe, and see you next time!

Tips on How to Choose the Best Clinic for Travelers While travelling

Tips on How to Choose the Best Clinic for Travelers While travelling

Many people tend to travel abroad without much thought as to how they will protect their health during their trip.

However, consulting a travel health specialist is key to having a successful and safe trip. Even if the specialist just imparts advice to the traveler, the specialist will still be providing him or her with the tools needed to stay healthy overseas. When in need of the expertise provided by a travel health clinic, how do you choose the right one?

That intimate knowledge can make a big difference to your health. Studies show that when people’s access to the right and best clinic for them improves, their risk of dying of cancer, heart disease and strokes declines. And Medicare Advantage members with a primary care physician are more likely to benefit from coordinated care and to have a positive health care experience.

Just like when choosing a doctor or a hospital, you want the assurance that the choice you are making when choosing a travel clinic will be suitable for your needs. The last thing you want is to trust quacks with your travel health and due to this, it is imperative to be cautious when considering a travel health clinic. Here are some of the factors to consider:

  1. Ask around.

The first step to finding a great doctor: Talk to your family and friends about their great doctors while they travel in to the same destination you are about to visit. A recommendation from someone you trust is a great way to identify a highly skilled, helpful physician. But remember: Every person is different. Just because a doctor was perfect for your neighbor or your best friend doesn’t mean that he or she is right for you.

  1. Map it out.

Since you’ll be visiting your primary care doctor for everyday health needs, it’s important that he or she be located somewhere convenient to you find the clinic as close as possible within your place or region that you are in. You won’t want to travel very far when you’re not feeling good. And if your doctor’s office is conveniently located, you’ll be more inclined to keep appointments for physicals and other preventive care when you’re healthy. If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, check if it offers transportation benefits, which can come in handy if you need help getting to and from your doctor appointments. You should visit a travel clinic at least four weeks before your date of departure, and this is where the location of the clinic comes in.

Other than the initial vaccination, booster shots may be necessary to enhance your levels of immunity against the potential risks you may face, and the last thing you want is to spend a lot of time traveling to get the shots. It will be more convenient if you choose a clinic closer to you and one that you can access without any hassles.

  1. Make sure you’ve got coverage.

Once you’ve identified some possible candidates, check whether they work with your health plan. If you have traditional Medicare, call the clinic’s office and ask they accepts Medicare patients. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, call your insurance provider or check your plan’s website to see if the clinic is in your plan’s network. Most plans charge more if you see a clinic outside the network, and some won’t cover out-of-network care at all, so it’s important to take this step before scheduling an appointment.

  1. Do a quality check.

When you are choosing a travel health clinic, you will want to find a clinic that makes proper healthcare its main priority. The specialists should listen to your concerns, talk to you about your medical history and should assess the current state of your health. You should never feel rushed or belittled for not knowing about any aspect of travel medicine; the clinic’s main goal should be to help you stay healthy through proper education and preparation.

Chances are you wouldn’t hire someone to make repairs in your home without doing a little research into the quality of their work. So why would you choose a clinic without doing the same? If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, check with your insurance company to see if they have any information about the quality ratings of specific primary care clinic in your network.

You can also use the clinic compare tool on Medicare.gov to see if the clinic has participated in any activities that indicate he or she provides high-quality care.

Finally, check to see whether the clinic is board-certified through the Certification Matters site, which the International Board of Medical Specialties maintains. Usually the great clinic will have a great and board-certified doctor which will always be available in their clinic. Board-certified primary care doctors have not only met the licensing requirements of their states, but also passed comprehensive exams in internal medicine. Doctors also have to keep up with the latest developments in their fields to maintain their certification, so you can be sure they’re giving you up-to-date advice.

  1. Check about how many Industry Expertise does the Clinic Have

You will want to find a travel health specialist who works in a clinic with significant experience and comprehensive knowledge in the travel medicine industry and preventative care. Ideally, the clinic would focus solely on travel medicine and travel health, and be knowledgeable on conditions pertaining to your destinations, including any layovers. You will have a great experience if you work with a travel health clinic that has demonstrated experience and comprehensive knowledge on matters dealing with travel medicine. The clinic should ideally be focused on travel health and travel medicine, and they should have a lot of information about the requirements in various destinations around the globe. This is how you will know if you will be adequately covered before you head on your trip.

  1. Asking about the Yellow Fever Vaccine

If you have plans to travel to Africa, Southeast Asia or Latin America, you will need to consider a vaccination for yellow fever. These immunizations are only provided by authorized providers who are recognized by the U.S. Yellow Fever Vaccination Registry. This registry is monitored by the Center for Disease Control and individual state health departments, ensuring the quality and safety of the vaccine that is administered to high-risk groups.

  1. Check if You Can Get All the Vaccines that You Needed

A good travel health clinic will provide far more than routine vaccinations such as hepatitis A and B, tetanus/diphtheria, HPV, measles, mumps, rubella, shingles and polio. The travel health specialists there should be qualified to give you specialty vaccinations against Japanese encephalitis, yellow fever, rabies, typhoid and anthrax. They should also be able to assess your needs and provide you with the appropriate prophylactic medication for malaria, antibiotics for traveler’s diarrhea, and other travel supplies, as appropriate.

  1. Keep your needs in mind.

Every person has unique health needs, and those needs change as people age. We suggest asking the clinic about their specialties or areas of interest. Example: Some clinics are really good at sports medicine, but if you’re not a serious athlete in your senior years, that may not be helpful to you, or some clinics, on the other hand, may have a special interest in diabetes care or have a large population of diabetics in their practice. Those are things to ask when you call or make an appointment with the clinic for the first time. And if you have multiple complex medical issues, you may benefit from seeing a clinic with more than 5 years of experience in handling patient, since your needs will be so complex or need another further assistance.

 

Once you have found a clinic that seems to be a good fit for you, call the local office to schedule your appointment. To measure the quality of your visit after the appointment, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Did the travel health specialist give you a chance to ask questions?
  2. Did you feel the specialist was listening to you?
  3. Did the specialist seem comfortable answering your questions?
  4. Did the travel health specialist talk to you in a way that you could understand?
  5. Did you feel the specialist spent enough time with you?

If the answer to the above questions is yes, the clinic is a certified yellow fever provider, they offer all of your vaccines in one stop and the clinic is close to your home or office, then it sounds like you have found the clinic that is right for you. Happy and safe travels!

What is dental PPE and why is it so important for Unicare Clinic?

Personal protective equipment (PPE) offers a way of reducing the infection when treating patients, by minimizing exposure to contaminated body fluids. During epidemics/pandemics of highly infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, health care workers (HCW) are at greater risk of infection than the general population.

The recently published Cochrane Review (Verbeek et al, 2020), aimed to evaluate which type of full-body PPE and which method of donning (putting on) or doffing (removing) PPE have the least risk of contamination or infection for HCW, and which training methods increase compliance with PPE protocols. For COVID-19, this entails preventing droplets from entering mouth, nose or eyes and preventing them from contaminating the skin elsewhere.

Dentists and members of the dental team work in close proximity, usually face-to-face, with patients often for sustained periods of time. As part of routine care, they are exposed to saliva and blood and carry out aerosol-generating procedures (e.g. use of high-speed air rotors and ultrasonic scalers), making the findings of this review highly relevant to them.

PPE is part of Standard Precaution for infection and control. In tandem with other measures such as good ventilations, correct handling of waste, immunizations and correct working practices, PPE can help minimize the possibility of exposure to infections.

The term PPE is used to describe all protective equipment a dentist or dental nurse may use in the surgery. Typically, this might include the following elements :

  • PPE for Eyes – goggles, visors. Normal glasses do not provide sufficient eye protection so goggles or visors should be worn during treatments and when manually cleaning instruments. Patients should be given eye protection prior to any examination or treatment.
  • PPE for Hands – sterile, single use gloves. These should be put on at the start of treatment and removed at the end. They need to be removed aseptically so that the outside of the glove isn’t touched by bare skin. Sterile gloves are needed for invasive surgery while heavy duty gloves are required for cleaning of dental instruments.
  • PPE for the face – masks and respirators. Conventional single use masks provide barriers against splatter but do not generally protect the wearer effectively against aerosol inhalation. Respirator masks filter inhaled air and remove microbes.
  • PPE for the body – aprons, gowns. Aprons or gowns are often wore over the top of dental uniforms to act as barrier to fluids.

There are several aspects to be aware of concerning the use of PPE. The order of putting on and removing PPE is vital in order to prevent the spread of infection. These following sequences were advised :

  • For putting on PPE the order is uniform-apron-mask-eye protection then gloves.
  • For removing PPE the order is gloves-apron-eye protection-mask-uniform.

Throughout the process, it is important to keep hands away from the face and limit any surfaces touched in the patient environment. Gloves should be change if they become torn or highly contaminated, and always between patients. Hands should be cleaned after disposing of gloves.

Single use items should be disposed as hazardous clinical waste and managed according to practice waste management policy.

The masks and gloves protect the dental team from any contact with blood, saliva, mucous and other bodily fluids. These fluids can contain viruses and bacteria that can spread infection; many illnesses can only be spread by direct contact between bodily fluids.

PPE protects patients too. The gloves your dentist and team use are sterile, which limits the chances that you’ll contract an illness from them. This is especially important for immune compromised individuals. Sterile gloves are used for each patient and are always discarded after use.

Your dentist will always wear PPE whether or not you display symptoms of an illness. Infection control requires that every patient is infected. You must let your dentist know if you have an illness before your visit so you and they can plan appropriately.

The amount of PPE your dentist will wear can vary significantly depending on your health conditions. People with highly infectious or dangerous diseases would be treated by medical professionals wearing significantly more PPE than with patients who seem healthy.

Standard PPE equipment doesn’t protect your dentist from every type of infection. You’ve probably heard that most masks don’t protect adequately from airborne infections – they only act as barriers for fluids. That’s why there’s a growing need in the current environment for specialized PPE like N95 masks.

The chain of infection

In addition to following safety protocols, it is worthwhile to remember the difference between bacteria and viruses when thinking about the chain of infection. Although both are microbes with the potential to cause infections, they behave in very different ways. Viruses, such as the novel coronavirus, are smaller than even the smallest of bacteria, reproduce quickly by using host cells to make new viruses, and are much more likely to cause disease. In general, viral infections are also more challenging to treat due to their tiny size and as they reproduce inside of cells.

The chain of infection refers to the series of events that allow pathogens to cause infection in a person. This chain begins with an infectious agent, or pathogen, finding a “portal of exit.” Upon finding this exit, the pathogen can leave its reservoir and travel through space. As it travels, whether by direct or indirect contact, it searches for a “portal of entry” and enters a new, susceptible host.

This may sound complicated, but it can happen within an instant. The easiest way to stop pathogens from spreading is to interrupt the chain through understanding the portals of exit and entry and modes of viral transmission and adopt the appropriate infection control measures.

Some ways to break the cycle of infection include eliminating the agent at its source of transmission, protecting portals of entry, and increasing the host’s defense so that there are fewer new and susceptible hosts. We examine how dental professionals can increase their defenses against infection in the workplace.

The fight against infection begins with the implementation of the hierarchy of controls as follows :

  1.  Eliminate workplace conditions or contagious individuals that negatively impact well-being.
  1. Replace or substitute unsafe/unhealthy working practices with policies that improve the culture of safety and health in the workplace
  1. Redesign or rearrange the workplace to promote safer practices.
  1. Provide safety and health resources for employees.
  1. Encourage personal change, so that individuals will do their part to keep the office safe.

Following these control guidelines is the first step to bolstering your practice’s defenses against the spread of viral infections. The second step is to recognize and understand the unique dangers present in a dental office. The face-to-face nature of dentistry, in combination with the exposure to saliva, blood, and other bodily fluids, makes it very easy to transmit infections. As a result, dental professionals must adopt infection control measures to limit the airborne spread (often through aerosols), the contact spread, and the contamination of surfaces. Some protocols to protect against these transmissions of infection include the following.

Screening patients prior to their appointments

The best way to break the chain of infection is to prevent the introduction of the pathogens in the first place. Sick patients and employees should not enter the building. Screening patients, by asking basic triage questions before their appointments is the best way to determine if they are healthy enough to continue with their scheduled procedures. This does not mean only during a pandemic but forever!

Staying home if you are sick

Any employee that does not feel well should stay home. If you are ill, you are a potential hazard in the workplace and better serve everyone by isolating yourself and getting better.

 Practicing good hand hygiene

Oral professionals should properly wash or disinfect their hands before the patient examination, before starting any procedures, after touching the patient, and after touching any of the surrounding medical equipment.

Opting for procedures that create fewer aerosols, if possible

The aerosols and spatter created in many dental procedures can stay airborne for long periods, thereby creating a risk for the transmission of infection via the respiratory passages. Certain procedures, such as those that use ultrasonic scalers, air polishing, air abrasion, and air-water syringes, create more aerosols than others. During a pandemic or outbreak, it is wise to opt for methods that will create fewer airborne droplets.

Implementing preoperational mouth rinses before dental procedures

Preoperational antimicrobial mouth rinse may reduce the number of oral microbes present in the patient’s mouth. In procedures known to create more aerosols, a mouth rinse can limit exposure to pathogens.

Utilizing rubber dams

A rubber dam is a thin, six-inch, square sheet of latex used to isolate one or more teeth from the rest of the mouth during dental procedures. This isolation can reduce the likelihood of spreading bacteria and saliva from the patient’s mouth.

Disinfecting with strict safety measures

Regular cleaning of your office is always important and should follow the directions present on the cleaning and disinfectant supplies. When applicable, implement extra measures such as air cleaning systems to reduce the size of any bio aerosols that might be present in the air.


Reviewing the proper use of PPE

As stated earlier, PPE is the final defense, but it only works if used properly. Worn whenever there is potential for contact with spray or spatter, there must also be strict adherence to the guidelines for putting on, taking off, and disposing of the materials.

Preventative care is the best approach

Many may tell you that their protocols are good enough because no one has gotten sick. However, that attitude is not good enough. We cannot wait for someone to get sick before we decide to follow precautionary principles. Yes, it will require effort on our parts, but if COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that that effort is vital for the continued health of our communities.

Even after all of this is over and we go back to “business as usual,” dental professionals need to re-evaluate their protocols and make sure that we are doing everything possible to protect workers and patients. Dental offices have characteristics that warrant additional infection control protocols and we must be aware of how our practices have the potential to aerosolize infectious aerosols and be a vector for disease.

Although COVID-19 may seem like a complete aberration, there have been other viruses throughout history that have changed the way we live. Nevertheless, we have survived and learned how to protect ourselves better.

Foreigner Family-of-four survive Bali lockdowns with a Story

To reduce the stress and tension for COVID-19, here we tell you the story about the British Family who survive beautifully during the lockdown phase.

A British family-of-four are isolating in an idyllic bamboo hut in Bali after fleeing the UK amid the coronavirus crisis. Corinne Pruden, 39, and her husband Dave, 49, bought a one-way ticket for them and their twin toddler sons on March 16, flying out that afternoon – eight days before the UK imposed its lockdown. The couple had been living in Budapest for the last five years, where they ran a cafe, but had let their apartment to go backpacking around South America for six months before the virus hit. They were staying with their family in the UK for a few days to say their goodbyes when the US imposed its foreign travel ban – meaning their flights were cancelled.

Speaking to the local news, Dave said they’d planned to go on an ‘adventure’ and felt they were ‘dressed up with nowhere to go’ – so decided to make last minute alternative arrangements and flew to Denpasar. ‘Our flights were cancelled, our cafe The Goat Herder was closed, and we were facing a lockdown, and we thought, we’ve got an adventure planned, we’ve told the boys, we’ve got to do something, we can’t just let this thing beat us, so we booked a ticket that day and flew to Bali later on that afternoon,’ he said.

Corinne added that staying in the UK long term with their parents ‘wasn’t feasible’, and finding a place to rent in Europe would have been expensive – so they decided on Indonesia. ‘Bali was that option that, minus the healthcare – that was a huge concern – but it gave us the opportunity to stay somewhere for a relatively cheap price, surround the boys with nature, isolate ourselves relatively and just make sure that we stayed as far away from society as possible to give ourselves the chance to survive this thing,’ Corinne said, admitting that their travel insurance was void.

The family had to pack up and travel two hours from the south coast to London Heathrow, dropping off their rental car, all in a very tight timeframe. Corinne said it was a ‘really strange feeling’ because they family were doing the opposite of what everyone else was doing, with Brits returning home from all over the world. ‘We felt sort of courageous but perhaps being a little bit stupid or naive – it was quite hard to pigeonhole our actions and emotions and it was quite stressful,’ Corinne admitted. Writing on Instagram, she said: ‘As we took off from London, and arrived in Brunei for our transfer, we sat for six hours watching flight after flight being cancelled. Finally, an empty plane arrived and no more than 20 people, including us, boarded for Denpasar.  ‘Arriving in Bali was such a relief. It had been a stressful decision. We managed to get in with an extendable visa on arrival. Within two days, the visa scheme was cancelled for new arrivals.’

She told how they were offered a ‘really, really good’ price for an Airbnb in Ubud, which is located in the middle of rice fields and means they’re ‘totally isolated’.  Writing on Instagram, Corrine said: ‘There’s very little good news at the moment, so when we were offered to rent this beautiful bamboo house in the middle of rice fields for a fraction of the usual cost, we said yes! Through a small twist of fate, we’ve found ourselves in paradise.’ They had previously been staying near Denpasar, but found it too busy, before moving to Amed on the northeast coast of Bali.  The Prudens travelled to Ubud when the village chief of Amed imposed a total three-day lockdown preventing anyone from leaving their homes. Corinne said their bamboo home is perfect, adding that they’ve bought an inflatable swimming pool for the garden and receive fruit and vegetable deliveries from a Michelin star restaurant. The family spend their days walking among the rice fields, playing in the streams and immersing themselves in nature.

On a recent Instagram post, Corinne said: ‘Although the island is quiet, with next to no tourists, it still seems relaxed. Many of the shops, restaurants and cafés have closed.  ‘But sitting in our open-air house watching rice farmers go about their everyday activities is incredibly soothing. Every evening we are joined by frogs, lizards and even a resident bat.

The boys are more part of nature than we ever thought possible. And we have miles of farmers’ tracks, forest and rice fields to explore!’ Corinne said they have explained to their sons, who have been asking what is happening, that lots of people are getting ill, so they have to be careful what they touch. She said they feel lucky to be removed from the news of the coronavirus, but receive updates from their family. ‘If we didn’t talk to our family and we didn’t watch the news, we really wouldn’t be aware of anything happening here because we’re so isolated with this house,’ Corinne told Sky News.  ‘Whenever we get in contact with the real world, we see it’s pretty scary.’

What a beautiful story when we think of the situation right now. We hope that you have the same experience journey when you are in Bali during the lockdown time. Meanwhile you are in Bali please pay attention to the regulation that we have here, especially about your visa and your health. Contact your embassy whenever it is needed to get the first rescue during the pandemic. Now we will give you some advice when you are stay in Bali to do the prevention during the outbreak.

Wash your hands frequently with soap. This may seem obvious, but it’s about time we all started washing our hands properly. That means thoroughly lathering the backs of your hands, in-between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub for at least 20 seconds and then dry your hands with a clean towel. Use a hand sanitizer if you can’t wash your hands immediately. Avoid crowded places and contact with people who are unwell.

Down with a fever, cough or the flu? Wear a mask and seek medical attention right away. If you haven’t been able to get your hands on a mask, cover your mouth with tissue paper whenever you cough or sneeze, and dispose of the tissue in a rubbish bin immediately.

Boost your immunity. A good one to practice not only during an outbreak but in everyday life too: boost your health and look after your immune system. Slurp on juices and coconuts (or even try one of Bali’s best juice cleanses), clock in enough exercise with an online class from one of Bali’s best gyms or yoga studios, and treat yourself to some stress-melting pampering with an at-home massage from one of Bali’s best spas. Top tip: try Indonesia’s age-old elixir of Jamu – a potent mixture of turmeric, tamarind, and sometimes ginger, lime and honey too. It’s an immunity-boosting traditional medicine that Indonesians swear by.

If you booked your Bali holiday before the Coronavirus outbreak, chances are, your insurance is still valid. For everyone else, you will need to confirm with your provider to determine whether any COVID-related issues will be covered – that includes medical treatment, flight cancellations, and even accommodation allowances if you happen to be held up anywhere. Luckily, many airlines and hotels are waiving cancellation fees and honoring refunds. Last but not least Listen to WHO & CDC. With so much misinformation and media hype out there, it’s important to listen to reputable sources. For all accurate updates, travel advice and support, check out WHO Indonesia and the Official CDC website.

 

 

 

 

7 Stay at home fun activities with your kids

7 Stay at home fun activities with your kids

Cases of the COVID-19 virus in Indonesia have made teaching and learning activities in schools and campuses postponed. This weekend, maybe Moms also want to postpone traveling outside, and just want to spend time at home. Do not worry if your child will feel bored and bored, because there are some fun activities at home to be done with the family.

Some activities at home are certainly fun, and also do not require a lot of property or complicated equipment. Most importantly, keep growing positive bonding between Moms and Little One, Moms.

  1. Perform Treatment with Natural Ingredients Together

home-skincare activities with children. Take advantage of time at home by treating the face and skin of Moms and Little One.If you are worried about the chemical content in treatment products, Moms can use natural ingredients. For example, by making a child’s mask from vegetables or fruits that are full of nutrients, or give your child a reflexology massage using natural oils such as olive oil or sunflower seeds.

With this activity, Little also feels more relaxed and does not feel anxious when having to be at home during the weekend.

  1. Cook your favorite cakes and foods home-cooking activities with children.

Cooking with Little is also an activity at home that is no less fun. Moms can make cake dishes and favorite foods. In addition, cooking with children also has a variety of benefits. Not only adding new skills, but Little One can also train his creativity by trying to mix food into delicious dishes.If the child is too young, Moms can take him to cook simple recipes without involving a complicated cooking process.

  1. Watch Netflix for Children Series netflix home-watching activities

Watching Netflix series can be the right choice to fill activities at home on weekends. Moms can play cartoon series in a comfortable living room. Don’t forget to prepare treats like popcorn snacks and fresh drinks so that watching activities are more exciting and not boring, Moms.

  1. Dancing and Singing Together home-dancing and dancing with children.

It seems that almost all children like singing and dancing. If Moms has karaoke equipment, you can immediately play your favorite songs that make Little Little busy dancing. Can also use applications like TikTok which have a variety of filters and interesting songs. Exciting activities in this house will automatically make your little one dancing, and she won’t get bored.

  1. Compiling Puzzles Together activities at home composing puzzle

If your little one is big enough and full of curiosity, Moms can do puzzle activities at home.

For the choice of puzzle difficulties, Moms can adjust it with their own expertise, yes. Compiling puzzles not only practice patience, but Little will also feel the satisfaction in arranging pieces of the picture into a beautiful whole picture.

Not only the activities above, Moms can also spend time at home by shopping, you know! Online shopping is certainly very interesting to do for Moms who are bored at home. Well, Orami provides promos at home so Moms can shop for various needs at bargain prices! Take it easy Moms, Orami has guaranteed all the security and cleanliness of the package. Starting from cleaning products, warehouses, to couriers, so Moms can shop comfortably at Orami!

  1. Play Guess

Children are very fond of searching and guessing activities, because he has a great curiosity. Especially children under five who are actively learning to learn new things. We can use this curiosity to make educational activities that can support the development of the brain. Educational activities such as giving children challenges to find certain objects, or giving children guessing questions, are very effective for support

  1. Displaying photos

Decorate the wall doesn’t have to be merely a picture. We can add decorations in the form of photographs that will make the child remember the photo. Like a picture of him as a baby, a large family photo, and a photo of someone he recognized. By displaying photos and decorating walls with educational pictures, it will make it easier for children to remember and memorize what they see on their walls.

During this COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia, be sure to keep your house clean and teach your child how to wash hands properly, Moms.

Turn your sight to the exotic Lepang Beach Bali

Turn your sight to the exotic Lepang Beach Bali

Travelers and visitors who already know and used to Bali agree that this Island has many beautiful beaches. Lepang Beach is one amongst them.

Beaches is the place where people come especially to enjoy sunrise and sunset. Some of you might enjoy sunrise more than sunset and vice versa. Lepang Beach is the place where you can enjoy both sunrise and sunset at one place.

Located in Klungklung regency, Bali, the road to Pantai Lepang is surrounded by paddy fields and plantations on either side, giving you a glimpse of rural Bali before you reach Lepang’s black-sand shores. An emerging tourist spot, Lepang beach offers a coastline ideal for cycling, a beautiful sunset, sunbathing and swimming opportunities, and local delicacies served by the ‘warungs’ scattered across its sands.

It will take approximately 70 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport and approximately 50 minutes from Denpasar when using a motor vehicle.

Lepang Beach is still clean and this beach has its own charm to form the winding coast against a backdrop of rice fields and towering mountains of beautiful charms. Lepang Beach will be crowded with tourists during the holidays and vacations.

Residents around the Lepang Beach live mostly as farmers, it can be seen from the fields and gardens located along the road leading to the beach. By making this beach as one of the attractions located in Klungkung regency, it is expected it can boost the economy in the area.

The beach is also suitable for jogging in the morning or a fun picnic weekend. Visitors can walk along the sandy path, enjoy a quiet atmosphere with natural scenery or just sit back and hearing to the crashing waves.

Lepang Beach has suffered severe abrasion in recent years. Many residents lost their land along the coastline. The government along with other stakeholders has handled this issue by installing grout mattress to withstand the abrasion.

As with the beach of Tegal Besar, this black sand beach is also a place of sea turtles to lay their eggs. During the nesting season, Olive Ridley turtles (Penyu Lekang/Lepidochelys olivacea) will emerge from the sea water into the sand and lay the eggs. Therefore, this beach is known as one of the sea turtle sanctuaries in Bali.

Lepang Beach is not as popular as other beaches in Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan but you shoud not underestimate its beauty. This beach has black and soft sand that will amazingly sparkling when it is exposed to sunlight.

The beach is also suitable for jogging in the morning or a fun picnic weekend. Visitors can walk along the sandy path, enjoy a quiet atmosphere with natural scenery or just sit back and listening to the sound of the crashing waves.

However, you are not recommended for soaking and swimming, due to the big and strong waves. This beach has less shade and really hot during the day. Visitors usually come in the morning or afternoon. The sunset here is really amazing. Many surf angler line up on the beach with their spinning rod, signifying this place as one of the surf fishing spots.

Besides becoming a tourist destination, Lepang Beach is also a salt farm in Klungkung area. After you’re done with the water activities, you can approach the salt farmers and watch the process of making salt. If they are not too busy you might even interact and have more knowledge about salt production.

There are also fishing boats neatly lining up on the beach. And in distance you can see the great Mount Agung, a scene not to be missed by photographers and selfie lovers. Because it is close to residential area, Lepang Beach has adequate facilities. Stalls around the coasts you can find are managed by local residents. They provide local snacks and drinks that visitors can enjoy. You can also easily find public bathrooms and toilets,dressing rooms and surfing equipment rentals.

Like it was said above, another attraction at Lepang Beach is that you  can see both beauties of sunrise, as well as bias sunset in the afternoon. So for the locals, Lepang beach is indeed more ideal to visit in the morning or afternoon. There is almost no shelter in this place, except in a small hut located on the beach, so if you are afraid of getting burnt, it is  best for you to visit in the afternoon or early morning except those who come for sunbathing purposes. For this reason the atmosphere on the beach is quite quiet, this place began crowded by visitors in the afternoon.
Visitors who enjoy this beach are mostl tourists who stay at the hotel area, including local residents. The nuance of the deserted and quieter beach of Lepang, it will certainly be an attraction for some to find tranquility with its beautiful beach scenery, breaking away from every routine, looking for a place to relax that is easy to reach, as well as for those who want to teach their children to enjoy nature of the beach, while relaxing and playing sand, then this Lepang beach become an ideal tourist destination. No entrance fee is charged to enjoy this place.

The attractiveness and uniqueness that is served by coastal tourist attraction Lepang, make investors put their interest in investing capital on the area, so a luxurious and modern resort built on the beach of Lepang and is called Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort.

So if you want to feel the atmosphere of quietness and stay accompanied by the peaceful nature of the beach and the sound of the waves, then the hotel is the most ideal place to stay.
Its  coastal area adjacent to Klotok beach, Tegal Besar, Pantai Lebih and Keramas. While the nearest popular attractions of the coastal area of ​​Lepang is Bali Safari Park Zoo and Marine Park, Kerthagosa, Goa Lawah and salt farmers Kusamba.

If you rent a car in Bali and plan a tour, then you can enjoy the above tourist attraction easily, but if you want to find other options by visiting a unidirectional attraction, you can continue your tour to the East by visiting the Blue Lagoon attractions in Padangbai , submarine Odyssey Submarine Bali, Tenganan village or Candidasa beach.