Bali will reopen to tourists in July, but the requirements and restrictions have not yet been disclosed.
From now on, allowed visitors must present a negative result from the COVID-19 test, take another one on arrival and quarantine it for 5 days at a government-designated hotel or until they can produce a negative test.
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia, Sandiaga Uno is reportedly working on the implementation of a free COVID-19 corridor in Bali to allow foreign tourists to return.
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April 13 – Bali will persist in its plan to reopen in July, even after the terrorist attacks
A few days ago, an Indonesian church suffered a terrorist attack and just 3 days later, a lone wolf terrorist tried to attack the national police headquarters in Jakarta.
After presenting his condolences, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia, Sandiaga Uno, encouraged businessmen to continue with the preparations and reopening protocols so that they can receive international tourists in July 2021.
According to Uno, the country will persist in the reopening of Bali, Batam and Bintan, at least for now.
“The tourism and creative economy sector depends a lot on national stability. Therefore, we should not be afraid because (instilling public fear) is what (terrorists) are looking for, ”said the minister.
March 29 – Bali will be officially reopened for tourism in July 2021.
On March 26, the Indonesian government officially announced the reopening of some “green areas” in Bali, where travelers can visit and stay. The reopening is scheduled for July.
In addition, the government is reportedly creating travel bubbles with several countries to boost tourism in the rest of Indonesia, said Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Angela Tanoesoedibjo.
According to the coordinating minister for Maritime Affairs and Investments, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the country will prepare the parameters for establishing reciprocal travel bubbles with other countries.
In both cases, the government has made it clear that countries with low infection rates and high vaccination rates will be prioritized.
Indonesia’s central government is considering creating a “COVID-free corridor” for tourists from low-risk countries to visit only selected areas of Bali – which the local media has started calling “green areas”. – These would include Nusa Dua on the south side of the island.
Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno mentioned that Australia, China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan will be the first countries to be included in this new reopening strategy.
At a meeting held on February 25, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, and the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investments, Luhut Pandjaitan, officially discussed several options for reopening Bali for international tourists.
Minister Luhut said the new plan contains penalties for violations of health protocols and warnings for foreign visitors. According to Luhut, the government is studying reopening to international tourists as soon as the crisis situation of COVID-19 has improved in the country.
The country started the vaccination COVID-19 for workers in the education sector on Wednesday. The government expects to be able to administer 5 million doses by June.
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno revealed that the Indonesian government has been discussing the possibility of opening a “free runner”In Bali to boost the tourism sector. The idea is to allow tourists to return to the famous island before traveling to the rest of Indonesia.
He also mentioned that speeding up the implementation of vaccination in Bali would help this recovery. The date of this potential reopening has not yet been announced.
Is Bali open to Americans?
Bali is open to Americans, as long as they have a business visa.
How to enter BALI during the pandemic?
Everyone traveling for humanitarian, volunteer, family, business or investment purposes is allowed to enter.
Digital nomads and remote workers on business visas can also enter. For more information click on here.
The Dojo Bali coworking space trained people to help travelers in this process.
Situation of COVID-19 in Indonesia
Indonesia has been relatively successful in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis, especially considering its status as a middle-income country with more than 250 million inhabitants.
To date, the country has recorded 1,577,526 positive cases and 42,782 deaths.
Despite being a chain of islands that is roughly the size of the United States, most of these people live on a handful of islands in highly urbanized areas.
For many people in East Asia, facial masks and social detachment are normal after so many contagious diseases in the past twenty years. Indonesia has not yet reached that point.
The government is trying everything necessary to maintain full control of the pandemic without destroying much of Bali’s tourism-based economy.