Bali open soon for vaccinated foreign tourists
Sunday, 31 January 2021 06:21
Foreign tourists with vaccination from their home country will be allowed to travel to Bali according the plan of Sandiaga Uno, the Minister of Tourism. Sandiaga has prepared 3 short-term steps to revive Bali tourism and the creative economy which has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The first step, he continues to encourage and be more active in pursuing a soft loan assistance program of IDR 9.9 trillion as of the locomotive of tourism and creative economy in Bali. This program can provide fresh blood as for now the “cash is king” said Sandi. According to him, as quoted from NusaBali News, tourism as the locomotive of the Balinese economy has practically stopped. How can we turn on this economic-engine so this locomotive keeps running, he explained.
Sandiaga will push this within the framework of the National Economic / Recovery Program (PEN). I am afraid this locomotive (tourism) will be permanently damaged If no aid, said Sandi while mentioning that IDR 9.9 t of funds were used to maintain the locomotive so that it could be prepared for its revival. Early in 2021, his party had met with Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani regarding IDR 9.9 trillion funds. And after returning from Bali later, his party will meet with the Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto as well.
The second step is the Covid-19 affirmation. In this case, Bali is expected to receive special attention in terms of the Covid-19 vaccine. Referring to the economic condition of Bali which reached minus 12.28 percent in the third quarter of 2020. Now Bali is a child in a poor condition. Bali, which has been supporting 55 percent of Indonesia’s tourism and creative economy, should receive special attention about vaccines.
The third step is the Free Covid-19 Corridor (FCC). According to Sandiaga, the plan is that those who have received the Covid-19 vaccine in their home country will be allowed to enter Bali. And when they arrive in Bali, they just do an antigen rapid test so after that they are free to do tourism activities in Bali because they were already free of Covid-19.
Foreign tourists with vaccination