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Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport will see restricted commercial operations during the G20 Summit.
Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport will see restricted commercial operations during the G20 Summit. Photo Credit: Adobe/joyt

Flying to Bali next week? Be aware that stringent security and restrictions on aircraft movements are likely to impact those who are on the island for sun and sand, and not the G20 summit of world leaders.

lanes flying in Russian leader Vladimir Putin – if he turns up – and others will be given priority over commercial flights bringing in tourists and others who are not attending G20.

n addition, no commercial aircraft will be allowed to park at Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai airport overnight and scheduled flights will be limited 13 to 17 November to ensure space for the handling of VIP flights, authorities said.

This is aimed at ensuring the implementation of flight arrangements from arrival to departure runs safely and orderly," said the transportation ministry's acting director general, Nur Isnin Istiartono.

More than 18,000 security personnel  - mostly armed forces - are being deployed to ensure the safety of the expected 42 heads of state and their delegations attending G20.

Army general Ardika Perkasa said security forces are preparing “for every possibility”.

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