Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster has ensured the Australian Ambassador that Covid-19 transmission in Bali has been properly handled and the island will be ready to welcome Australians back once the central government allows it.
When welcoming the Australian Ambassador for Indonesia, Penny Williams at the Governor’s office that is located in Renon, Denpasar on Thursday (18/11), Koster ensured Williams that the provincial government has created a safer environment for international visitors as Covid-19 transmission on the island has been significantly reduced in the last several months.
“We have been working hard to handle Covid-19 transmission in Bali. As a result, our current active Covid-19 cases is very low, thanks to the President and the related minister for giving massive support to us.” Koster said.
Although Australia is not yet included on the allowed countries list for Bali, the meeting between then Governor and Ambassador could be a sign that Australia could be added soon.
Koster claimed that this achievement was the result of the Covid-19 vaccination program that has exceeded the target as 88% of the Bali population, including tourism workers and foreign nationals have been fully vaccinated. Meanwhile the Australian Ambassador stated that she personally has a strong bond with Bali from the memory of her childhood.
Before ending the meeting, Koster handed out a traditional Balinese cloth called Endek Bali to Williams as part of his effort to promote the traditional local products.
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