Plan to open Bali to International tourism is on track. - May 30, 2021
Indonesia has declared it will welcome international tourists back in weeks, including the holiday hot spot of Bali, as it tries to launch its battered tourism industry. Bali, Bintan, and Batam are planning to reopen their international borders when July, to revive Indonesia’s tourism industry.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said the country’s borders would be partially reopened in July, with the destinations of Bali, Batam, and Bintan to become “locomotive regions” that will revive the tourism economy for the entire country.
A statement from the country’s tourism ministry said the plan would go on “if the pandemic is handled as well as expected”.
“In preparation, the government has carried out a widespread vaccination program for targeted groups, including the tourism workforce,” the statement said.
“In addition, the government has also initiated the Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability certification program throughout the tourism sector in Indonesia.”