Gili Islands Corona News
There are no reported cases of COVID-19 in the Gili Islands. However, to prevent the spread of the virus, the Islands are currently in a partial lockdown. The three islands are temporarily closed to tourists. The main transport routes to the islands have been told to cease business and public areas are being regularly sprayed with disinfectant. If you leave the the Gilis, you can only come back if you live there, and you must observe a 14 days quarantine. Supplies for food and water are still being provided by regular boats from Lombok. People are asked to keep social distancing and to stay home as much as possible.
Our friends over at Manta Dive Gili Trawangan got interviewed & featured on Sky News, reporting from the island during lockdown. Check it out
Before the fast boats temporarily stopped running, health officials were running health screening at Bangsal Port in Lombok for all passengers on their way to the Gili Islands. They took the temperature of the passengers as an effort to prevent the epidemy to reach the Gili Islands.This will probably continue once speed boats start running for tourists again.