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The plan to open Bali to tourists will continue

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Sun, 06/27/2021 - 22:32
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In his weekly briefing online, Sandiaga Uno conveyed that preparations for the opening of Bali tourism were continuing, but were adjusted to the Covid-19 conditions at home and abroad.

Amid a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, of which Bali has also seen an increase in numbers, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno has stated that "The plan to open Bali to tourists will continue but it must consider the latest situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic." 

In his weekly briefing online, Sandiaga Uno conveyed that preparations for the opening of Bali tourism were continuing, but were adjusted to the Covid-19 conditions at home and abroad.

And at this time, his party is making preparations in terms of the pre-defined conditions, but in the case of Covid conditions that are not possible, of course, it will be reviewed.

"We will adjust the announcement of when (to open Bali tourism for foreign tourists) with the more conducive Covid situation. The preparations are still at 90 percent level for the preparation of the travel corridor arrangements, and for the preparation of aircraft charters as a trial and the progress of these plans has been very significant," said Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno. But pressing the button (when it is set to open) depends on the current Covid situation. So we have decided that if the situation improves we will finalize it, and if it is not, of course we will adjust it"

Chief Executive of the Bali Province Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) and Secretary of the Bali Province COVID-19 Task Force I Made Retin, also commented in regard to the spike in cases, Rentin said "that his party was still waiting for directions from the Governor of Bali Wayan Koster. However, there are certainly various efforts that will be made to reduce the rate of the case. The point is (there will be) tightening of entrances, complying with procedures and optimizing vaccines."

Bali Hotels Association members are ready and just waiting for the final plan to be released by the Government.  In the latest social media campaign #OurBestShot, the message is we have done all we can and have given it our best shot, by following all the Government policies and have implemented health protocols, CHSE certification and vaccinated teams.  

Under the umbrella of Bali Is My Life, the #ourbestshot sends the message that we are protecting your health & ours. As we begin to see the world of travel restart we want you to know we are ready. While travel may not look as it once did, let the joy of travel adventures start and rediscover Bali.

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