Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster has asked tourism businesses to stop creating petitions and submitting them to the president of Indonesia.
34 Bali tourism organizations have sent a petition to the Indonesian President to revise the current travel and entry requirements for international visitors. The petition comes as part of the effort to revive the Bali economy from the crisis that occurred when the central government closed the border to international travelers in March of 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic.
In response response, Governor Koster asked the Bali Senators to contact the tourism businesses and stop their petition.
“I hope our Senators can educate our businesses, as this petition won’t solve any problems. I have been working hard to handle this pandemic so our economy could recover.” Koster said during a meeting on Monday (22/11).
Bali hasn’t received any reservations from international visitors. Koster explained that the selected countries have had issues with Covid-19 and their governments have enforced travel restrictions on their residents. The Governor added that Bali has been receiving a large amount of support from central government in handling Covid-19 transmission.
“The Central government has provided everything that our people need to handle this pandemic. The current situation makes it impossible to ease our entry requirements based on the demand of tourism operators” Koster concluded.
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