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Bali is planning to reopen with travel corridor

Bali plans reopening soon with travel corridor with low-risk countries that have implemented mass vaccination such as China. Bali’s vice governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati  has proposed for the central government to establish a free Covid-19 corridor, as well as prioritise vaccination for tourism frontlines, in his latest bid to revive the island’s battered tourism sector.

 When Bali gets daily COVID-19 cases below 100  we will build the confidenance from international tourist again says Sanidago Uno last Thursday 18/02/2021 during a Virtual Meeting of the Coordinating Ministry for Investments  who Handling the COVID-19 Pandemic.As Covid-19 infection rates in Indonesia remains high, Tjokorda hopes that the central government would prioritise tourism workers in Bali to get vaccinated first to boost the confidence of international travellers. Such priority matters, even with Covid-safe protocols in place across the destination, said Tjokorda, who is also the chairman of Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association Bali chapter.

Bali plans reopening soon with travel corridor

The Bali administration has also proposed for the central government to extend a soft loan totalling 9.9 trillion rupiah (US$712 million) to help tourism players in Bali revive their business.In response, Sandiaga Uno, minister of tourism and creative economy, said that he had delivered Bali’s soft loan proposal to the minister of finance and coordinating minister for the economy.He added that he had lobbied related officials to prioritise Jakarta and the country’s major destinations, namely, Bali, Batam, and Bintan, to get vaccinated first because they were the entry points for tourists

Bali plans reopening soon with travel corridor

The minister said that talks between his office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Law and Human Rights to make a free Covid-19 corridor was at its final stages. Under the plan, incoming travellers will be exempted from quarantine. He elaborated: “The plan is that tourists who are allowed to come are those who have been vaccinated at their home countries. (Upon arrival in Indonesia), they have to take an antigen test (and test negative) before they can (proceed to) do activities.”

Bali plans reopening soon with travel corridor

The government of Bali also expected to make a transition from mass tourism into quality tourism with new type of long term visa.

Bali plans reopening soon

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