“Bali is really making a significant effort to not ruin its image. Why? Because tourism is all about image. This is an aspect that Bali is working to protect because it is a tourist magnet, be it for Indonesians or foreigners,” said Vinsensius.
In August 2020, the government plans to allow tourists from Indonesia to visit Bali. Foreigners will have to wait until September for their chance to visit the famous island.
Still in the pipeline
The latest updates of tourism in Bali remain as plans for now, according to Ida. The Bali provincial government continues to monitor the island for Covid-19 updates.
“We have to look at the curve of Bali’s Covid-19 cases. If the number of cases decreases, then the governor’s plans can go into effect. If it doesn’t, then our plans may change,” said Ida.
As part of its eventual entry into the new normal, Bali recently finished creating its standard operating procedure (SOP).
The SOP is in keeping with the Ministry of Tourism’s ‘Cleanliness, Health, and Safety’ (CHS) program.
Ida shared that there are six strategic steps the Bali provincial government will undergo in implementing the CHS program.
The measures include involving village government units in CHS enforcement.