During the first weeks of May 2021, including the Lebaran Holidays, domestic visitor totals at the iconic Tanah Lot Temple in East Bali declined 40% from a “new normal” level of 800 people per day to just 450. The arrival figures covered the period 6-17 May, including the Idul Fitri Holidays.
NusaBali.com quotes the head of promotion and development for the Tanah Lot Complex, Ni Made Suarniti, who said on Monday, 17 May 2021: “During the Lebaran Holiday 13-14 May 2021, the number of tourist visitors totaled 2,600, but during the period 1-16 May the average number of visitors declined 40% when compared to the 1-16 April 2021.”
The last-minute decision by the Central Government to ban “mudik” or “homecoming” travel during the Lebaran Holidays was cited as contributing to reduced visitor numbers at the Tanah Lot Temple. As a result, most of the 2,600 visitors to Tanah Lot during the Lebaran Holidays were comprised of people living in Bali.