JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Indonesian resort island of Bali will reopen to foreign tourists starting from Feb. 4 in a bid to revive its economy due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Today, we are announcing that the government will reopen Bali to international arrivals starting from Feb. 4,” Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan told a virtual press conference on Monday, Jan. 31.
“This [decision] aims to revive Bali’s economy after it has been affected badly by the pandemic.”
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However, the senior minister said, the reopening will be held in stages. Currently, Bali will only be open to foreign travelers and non-Indonesian migrant workers.
“Besides, the quarantine regulations will follow the circular letter accordingly.”
Bali has added two more options for its quarantine facilities, comprising five-star hotels and six vessels with Cleanliness, Health, Safety & Environment Sustainability (CHSE) certification.
(Writer: Dian Erika Nugraheny | Editor: Dani Prabowo)
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