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Bali Officials Confirm That Bali Is Ready To Receive International Tourist This Year

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Bali Provincial government has announced that Bali is ready to start receiving international travelers when the border reopens in June or July this year.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Randy

Sunday 25th of April 2021

Let's not get ahead of ourselves here. A variant covid surge in India, South Arica, Brazil and France have dampened the mood to reopen tourism be it here or elsewhere.

Indonesia recently has halted types of visas issuance to Indian citizens. An entry ban for those who have been in the last 14 days in India. The ban started this Sunday April 25th 2021.

Ellen

Sunday 25th of April 2021

What internationals can come there......with what money.????

Wayan Bo

Saturday 24th of April 2021

Just imagine 16 hours and longer flight under mask.

J West

Saturday 24th of April 2021

Look at the Covid conflagration elsewhere and ask yourself, “ Is Mr Cok Ace on the same planet”? Here in Thailand , and in the rest of Asia, Covid has beaten every plan. In Thailand the relaxation of Covid Defense has resulted in a mass break out of cases. Thousands every day. It’s simply a fact that people are dying in greater numbers...and Covid is killing more people, not fewer. Good that ‘Mr Ace’ is optimistic, cheerleaders have a place in battling depression, but is his new idea realistic? That’s the question. The best solution is to stay on guard and fighting Covid vigorously. The Beer Barons, the Hotel and Leased land billions, the Tourism Titans , all made multi-billions in the good times and have returned very little to the community. Maybe it’s time for these mega-rich players to return some of that lucre to the affected people if Bali. Don’t fight Karma Mr Billions.

Randy

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

@J West, you have a valid point there. On my news feed, I received a barrage of tourism news of Bali and beyond that is fun to read. However what caught my attention about celebrities of mixed marriages living a comfortable life in Canggu and elsewhere in Bali. Kids going to expensive private schools, equestrian lessons, etc...Its all about the glorified life and nothing was written about them giving back to the community in dire situation.

If that's how Bali wants to be protrayed as in the celebrity world news then let it be. Alas this pandemic sees no end to the sufferings that many are experiencing worldwide as we speak.

Many people in Thailand have not been tested. Therefore the low covid data has led to believe that Thailand may actually be doing something right. One thing for sure, the heavily border restrictions have kept the virus at bay and protected the Thai citizens from outsiders. Albeit it has killed the Thai tourism economy in the process. Well that bubble is now bursting at the seams. Mind you that ordinary and rural Thai people do not have the means to pay the high cost for testing let alone feed themselves everyday.

Wayan Bo

Saturday 24th of April 2021

Meanwhile the covid situation in some another parts of the world is horrible.