Bali Governor I Wayan Koster asked the central government to consider implementing the zero quarantine policy for foreign visitors earlier than scheduled.
On Tuesday (1/3), Koster had a virtual meeting with the Head of Bali Police Department, the Head of Tourism Association, the Head of Immigration, and the Deputy Chief of the Maritime and Investment Ministry.
They discussed the preparation of Bali to receive tourists under the zero quarantine policy, and Koster proposed that they start its implementation earlier than March 14. “I propose that the central government implement the zero quarantine policy for international travelers earlier, on March 7,” Koster said.
He suggested that they resume the visa on arrival policy on the same day of this implementation, so travelers will easily gain access to the island.
Koster also asked that the government revoke the entry test policy for cabin crew as they have already tested negative from Covid-19 prior to their departure.
Meanwhile, he committed to optimize the vaccination and booster programs starting March 5. “We have committed to optimizing our vaccine booster program, Covid-19 testing program, and Covid protocol implementation this month,” Koster concluded.
However, the proposals made during this meeting will only be submitted to the Coordinator of Maritime and Investment Minsitry, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, at the upcoming final session on Friday (4/3).
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