Bali Provincial government has announced that Bali is ready to start receiving international travelers when the border reopens in June or July this year.
Bali Vice Governor, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) confirmed that Bali has met all the requirements to begin receiving international visitors. “Preparation stages such as distributing the Covid-19 vaccine in 3 appointed green zone areas and the implementation of prevention protocols are almost finished.” Cok Ace said during a press conference on Friday (23/4).
He also explained that Bali has increased the capacity of medical facilities and laboratories to handle around 3 thousands patients each day. “We’ve increased the capacity in some medical facilities in those three appointed green zone areas such as BIMC Hospital in Nusa Dua, Bali Mandara Hospital in Sanur, Kenak Medika and Ari Canthi Hospital in Ubud as preparation before reopening the border.” Cok Ace added.
Apart from that, Cok Ace also claimed that the compliance rate of Bali people following prevention protocols has reached 96.8% and the Covid-19 vaccine distribution in Nusa Dua, Ubud and Sanur has almost reached 100%. “23% (600,000 people) of the population outside those three appointed green zone areas were vaccinated, and we keep on pushing the distribution as fast as we can to achieve herd immunity.” Cok Ace concluded. Meanwhile the Head of the Indonesian Bank for Bali, Trisno Nugroho said that he has been developing a cashless payment system for international visitors to minimize contact while making transactions in near future.