The government of Bali says that they might not open the gates for foreign tourists at all this year. This is happening because of the spike in coronavirus cases in Indonesia.
The novel coronavirus outbreak has been putting a damper on our travel plans for quite some time now. And, it doesn’t look like things will be getting better anytime soon. Why are we saying that?
Well, because Bali was earlier planning to open its gates for foreign visitors on September 11, but that is not the case anymore. As Indonesia, is unable to control the novel coronavirus cases, Bali will not be allowing any foreign visitors at least till the end of the year.
No dates have been specified as of yet.
New travel rules for Bali
Because Bali’s economy is dependent on tourism a lot, the initial plan was to welcome foreign guests in three phases. But in a recent interview to The Jakarta Post, Erick Thohir, chairman of Indonesia’s National Economic and COVID-19 Recovery Committee said that they are still scanning the situation.
He said, “We really need foreign tourists, but we don’t want to risk having new clusters. Reopening to foreign tourists is under evaluation. Vaccines may only be available next year.” While the chances of Indonesia welcoming foreign tourists this year are slim, the government is gearing up to boost the domestic travel.
The entire process is still in the planning stage. We won’t say no to working from Bali.
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