Foreign visitors including those from China, New Zealand, and Japan, among others, soon allowed to travel to Bali, Indonesia from October 14th 2021 onwards.
Visitors need to quarantine for eight days at their own cost, for now.
Bali Indonesia To Reopen To Tourists In Mid October
From October 14th 2021, Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali will reopen to certain foreign visitors, including those from China, New Zealand, and Japan, among others, according to senior cabinet minister Luhut Pandjaitan.
From that day onwards, international tourists will be able to fly into Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpasar, with visitors having to quarantine for eight days at their own cost, according to Luhut.
He said that the country’s reopening and social limitations are being implemented in phases because Indonesia “doesn’t want the unexpected to happen."
Indonesia has been one of Asia’s worst affected by COVID-19, with over 4 million cases and 142,000 fatalities officially recorded, but public health experts think the real toll is far higher.
Daily cases, on the other hand, have dropped from over 56,000 during the height of the second wave in mid-July this year to 1,100 on October 3.
Budi Gunadi Sadikin, the health minister, had earlier indicated that the popular resort island might reopen once more than 70% of Bali residents has received at least one dose of the covid vaccine.
The government has also shown an interest in reopening the island to foreign visitors in order to aid the island’s devastated economy rebuild.
In the second quarter, Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, emerged from its first recession in almost two decades, but a COVID-19 resurgence and subsequent social restrictions are likely to have impeded the recovery.