Bali government officials expect to reopen international borders by August of this year. The plan consists of three phases: The first is the mass distribution of vaccines; the second, preparing tracing and testing applications; and the third is arranging quarantine accommodations.
The Head of Bali Health Agency, Dr. Ketut Suarjaya, spoke about the three phases in a reopening announcement on Thursday (18/3).
“In April 2021, tracing application trials will be carried out, hotel preparation with quarantine or isolation tour packages, and Clean Health Safety and Environment (CHSE) certification of more than 80 percent businesses,” Dr. Suarjaya said.
The second phase begins in May 2021 includes green zone; to pilot the implementation protocols for tourism workers leaving/entering the green zone and domestic tourists.
The third phase in June will begin reopening to international tourists after observing the simulation and protocols implemented and making sure the plan is safe and feasible.
“After finishing the third phase by August 2021, green zones will be opened to international tourists in areas such as Ubud, Nusa Dua, and Sanur. We will also be hosting an international meeting with WHO in Bali” Dr. Suarjaya concluded.