Jetstar announces first cheap flights from Perth to Bali despite Indonesia remaining closed to Australians

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Jetstar has started advertising the first post-pandemic flights from Perth to Bali, giving travelers hope that they may soon be enjoying a Bintang in the sun.

The low-cost airline tipped travelers to the Vacation Island after announcing the flight, starting at $ 169 one-way.

The first flights are announced starting April 1, with flights ranging from $ 169 to $ 269. Return flights start as low as $ 124.

Jetstar’s booking platform has also put an “exhausted tag” on flights from March 27 to 31, indicating that some Western Australians have already signed deals that are almost too good to be true.

And you know what they say about things too good to be true …

The airline is selling the flights, although Indonesia remains closed to Australians.

Camera iconJetstar says its first flights in March are already full. Credit: Jetstar

Indonesia plans to open to international visitors on October 14, but that will only include a handful of countries, including South Korea, China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand.

International arrivals must also show proof of hotel reservation for a mandatory eight-day quarantine – so it will take some time before they can get to Kuta Beach.

Tourism and Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said reopening Bali will also focus on returning travelers and ex-Pats who previously lived there.

Speaking on The West Live this week, Indonesian Institute President Ross Taylor said Australian tourists were the biggest market for Indonesia, but after several unsuccessful reopenings, the country was taking a cautious approach to accept foreign visitors.

“Bali’s tourism operators have just suffered tremendously economically and really want to make sure this work works, so I think they will approach it with a lot of caution,” he said.

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The struggling businesses, he said, continued to operate thanks to domestic visitors who took the opportunity to travel to their own countries.

Indonesia has recorded more than 4.2 million cases of COVID-19 with 142,261 deaths, but infections have declined in recent weeks after peaking in mid-July.

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