The United States has lifted its Bali travel
advisory, citing security improvements made by the Indonesian government. Other
countries with travel advisories of their own are expected to follow suit,
which will be a real boon to Bali tourism.
2000, the U.S. State Department issued a travel warning following several
bombings in the country's capital, Jakarta.
Things took an even darker turn when Bali
was rocked by twin bombings in 2002, resulting in the death of more than 240
foreign tourists. Since the incidents, Bali
has instituted increased security precautions that include sweeping cars for
bombs and using metal detectors at hotels, shopping malls and other public