Saturday, May 16, 2020

Bali Semi-lockdown

This is a message to staff sent from the founding director of the Lighthouse, a program in Bali to help people with substance abuse problems.

As of today, May 15, the government in Bali has put in place restrictions about traveling in the island. Everyone is to stay in their district or town. If you leave your area for another area, there will be a checkpoint you must go through and you must have something in writing about why you are traveling.  People will be allowed to travel to other areas if it is an emergency (like hospital or doctor’s appointment) or a work meeting. You are also asked to carry a copy of your passport and something with your local address on it – driver’s license, mail you have received or something. This maybe won't be checked if you stay in your own area, but we would rather have you carry these things in case you are stopped and asked for them. If you have nothing with your local address on it, please let me know and I can create a letter for you from the yayasan.

If you need to travel for a work matter, such as a marketing project or outreach activity, please contact me and I can make the appropriate letter for you.

These restrictions are supposed to last until June 14, but please wait for the official announcement from the government about when the restriction is actually lifted before attempting to travel to other districts for anything non-work or emergency related. We will let you know when we get more information.

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