Bali is gearing up to reopen for international tourists after a long wait. Referring to this, the Indonesian Tourism Minister stated that Bali will be reopening in October for international tourism. Although Bali delayed multiple plans to reopen earlier, the Central Government has stated that Bali is now ready to receive international tourists.
Its Tourism and Creative Economic Minister Sandiaga Uno, after attending the meeting at the Bali Tourism Polytechnic on September 24, announced that the central government is all prepared to reopen the international travel corridor in October. The meeting was attended by several government officials to analyse preparations regarding reopening the border for international visitors.
The MInister added that they have discussed the program to reopen their border for international travellers. Earlier, Maritime and Investment Coordinator Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that the country managed to emerge from the peak of the second COVID wave, and if the cases subsequently drop, they will consider reopening the borders from October.
The plan to initiate reopening of borders has been carried out after receiving reports from Bali Vice Governor Cok Ace, regarding recent COVID-19 transmissions in Bali, which have significantly dropped and are being properly managed.
However, as per the reports, no specific details have been provided regarding the exact date of reopening the borders; it is also not clear as to which countries would be welcome in Bali. Meanwhile, there are reports that state that only fully vaccinated tourists will be allowed to enter the destination, and will have to further undergo testing for entry.