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30% Of Bali Tourism Workers Are Expected To Start Working Again Once The Border Reopens

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Bali Tourism Association has confirmed that around 30% of tourism workers will start working once the border reopens.

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The Head of Badung Hotel and Restaurant Association, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Suryawijaya confirmed that several tourism workers who were previously laid-off due to the Covid-19 pandemic are expected to start working once the Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport starts to receive international flights again as the central government recently announced would happen by October 14th 2021.

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“We plan to rehire 30% of our tourism workers. If a hotel used to employ around 300 workers, there is a possibility to hire 150 of them back.” Suryawijaya said on Wednesday (6/10). Meanwhile the provincial government has prepared a total of 35 hotels that will accomodate international visitors to undergo the mandatory quarantine once they arrive in Bali, so Suryawijaya plans to hire around 100 workers in each of those hotels.

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“With 35 appointed hotels as quarantine facilities, we can hire approximately 3,500 workers, depending on occupancy levels” Suryawijaya added. However, he also encourages the accommodation sector to operate their businesses very carefully, despite receiving only a small number of guests when the border reopens. “With only a few select countries allowed to enter upon reopening, we still need to be aware and operate our tourism sector carefully to prevent transmissions of the new Covid-19 variant onto the island through this travel bubble program.” Suryawijaya concluded.

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J West

Monday 11th of October 2021

In 18 months there hasn’t been a single new academic or vocational training facility opened to retrain hospitality workers? Why? Bali kids could have learned to write code PYTHON and certified In so many technical skills in this time….at little cost to government. Why aren’t Bali officials understanding that Bali kids could be the “Digital Nomads” bringing in the remote work foreign currency contracts?


Sunday 10th of October 2021

It's sad to say but nobody is coming. The government are in cloud cuckoo if they think otherwise. Only a handful of tourists will pay for the luxurious prison terms. I'm from the UK and I'm hoping the world are looking at us for as a yardstick. We've been fully open for months now, no masks, distancing etc and numbers are manageable. The way forward is vaccinate then open the floodgates I pray for bali


Saturday 9th of October 2021

People wont come with that 8 days quarantaine rules...

Maureen Muntz

Saturday 9th of October 2021

This is all about money, stop it let us in ,no qarintine, madness no one will do that, good luck bali

Maureen Muntz

Saturday 9th of October 2021

If you are fully vaxed and take a tes that,s enough, no one is going to qarinteen for one day never mind 8 , its madness