Officials from the Bali Health Agency have refused the proposal to reduce quarantine time for international visitors into only 2 days when the border reopens.
As a response to the request from the Badung Tourism Agency in regards to reducing the quarantine time for international visitors as The Bali Sun previously reported The Head of the Bali Health Agency, Dr. Ketut Suarjaya confirmed that the provincial government has rejected the proposal and will continue to implement the 8 day quarantine policy for all international travelers once the international travel corridor reopens in the near future.
Dr. Suarjaya was concerned that the implementation might cause another transmission of Covid-19’s new variant from the foreign visitors. “I totally disagree with that idea as the incubation period of Covid-19 transmission is more than 2 days. So we have to prevent the virus transmission, especially the new variant from getting onto the island.” Dr. Suarjaya said on Thursday (30/9).
He encourages everyone to be more patient, the quarantine policy for international visitors will remain the same where each international visitor is required to undergo 8 days of quarantine once they arrive. Meanwhile the provincial government has appointed a total of 35 hotels across the island as quarantine facilities and numerous hospitals to accommodate the travelers once the travel bubble program is implemented in October 2021.