US President Barack Obama will visit Bali during the 19th ASEAN Summit from Nov. 17 to 20, tourists in the Nusa Dua area will be required to get special identity cards.
"Tourists must bring a guest card from hotels, accredited by the Bali Tourism Development Center and the security," The Westin Hotel spokes person Rainata Tjoa said as quoted by tempointeraktif.com on
Rainata said there were no complaints yet from the tourists about the additional cards.
Such special IDs will also be applied to employees of hotels in Nusa Dua, Rainata added.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ended his Hawaii visit on Tuesday after attending the APEC Summit on the weekend, and is heading straight to Bali for the upcoming ASEAN and East Asia Summits.
The President, accompanied by First Lady Ani Yudhoyono and a number of Cabinet ministers, left Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawai, at 8.55 a.m. on Monday (Tuesday in Jakarta), and was on board a 12-hour non-stop flight to Bali at the time of writing.
He was seen off by Indonesian Ambassador to the US Dino Patti Djalal and Dino’s wife, Rossa Patti Djalal.
The presidential entourage is expected to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali on Tuesday afternoon, the President’s official website, presidensby.info reports.