Open Bali Travel Policy for International Tourism
Many of the overseas travelers who want to come to Bali might be wondering about when does Bali reopen. For information, the international entrance in Bali was reopened in early February this year. Meanwhile, the quarantine period for foreign travelers has been reduced from seven to five days.
Though it has been opened, the government still imposed restrictions on community activities (PPKM) which its implementation is adapted to the spread level of positive cases in each district or city. The reopening will be carried out in stages with the aim of re-invigorating the Bali economy, which is quite affected by the pandemic.
However, international arrivals in Bali are only applied to foreign tourists, while Indonesian migrant workers from abroad are asked to use arrival gates in other cities. This policy was issued by considering the case of the new variant of Covid-19, Omicron, spread which is more dominated by local transmission.
Opening of Bali Tourism Travel This Year
Previously, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy together with several tourism stakeholders in Bali held a meeting regarding efforts to open and re-accept foreign tourist visits to Bali in October 2021. According to him, Bali’s situation is already in a conducive status and the preparation steps have entered the final stage.
In the end, the opening of international entrances for foreign tourists from all countries was implemented on February 4, 2022. This step continues to be conducted with strict health protocols integrated by using the PeduliLindungi application for this application has been prepared in various destinations. This is considered important as an effort to suppress local transmission to a minimum.
Regulations for the Re-opening of Bali Tours
With Bali travel open for foreign tourists, the government is not only intensively conducting strict health protocols enforcement but also offer new types of travel packages related to the expansion of the Green Zone Area which will be prepared by industry players in Bali.
The proposal is expected to be able to lift all tourist destinations in Bali into the green zone category. So far, there are three test locations that are considered ready to be pilot projects for the Bali tourism green zone, namely Sanur, Ubud, and Nusa Dua (SUN).
These three destinations are currently being prepared to implement a CHSE-based health protocol (cleanliness, health, safety, and environmental sustainability) and integrate the availability of Peduli Lindungi application.
The Government’s Anticipation Against the Opening of Bali Tourism
KEMENPAREKRAF (Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia), together with the authorities in Bali will continue to assess the policies of several countries which are considered potentially send many tourists to Bali and also pay great attention in their government handling of Covid-19 spread due to a mutation and new variant of this virus.
Meanwhile, the Bali Provincial Government will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation as an effort to receive foreign tourists to Bali. Not only in terms of policies, his side is also preparing other plans by accommodating quarantine places, availability of tests, and other accommodation support.