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Bali Senator Still Urges Central Government To Open Travel Corridor Amid The Emergency Partial Lockdown

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Officials from the Bali House of Representatives still urge the central government to keep the plan to reopen the international travel corridor on track amid the implementation of the emergency partial lockdown.

During the plenary session on Tuesday (6/7), one of Bali Senators, Wayan Rawan Atmaja said that the plan to implement the international travel arrangement program must continue to prevent a further damage to Bali’s economy in the future. “We’re still supporting the plan to reopen our border to international visitors with strict prevention protocols in place.” Atmaja said.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

Other Bali Senators also remind the central government to support all the efforts that have been made by the Bali provincial government to help the tourism sector in Bali to revive from this devastating crisis. Meanwhile the Deputy Chief of Bali Senator, Nyoman Suyasa also stated that the Covid-19 pandemic has destroyed the economy of the island that has been reliant on tourism to survive. “Despite having a concern for the people’s health during this Covid-19 pandemic, we’re also very concerned about the financial situation of most Bali residents who have been relying on the tourism sector to survive.” Suyasa said on Wednesday (7/7). 

After considering many different aspects, Suyasa still urged the central government to reopen the border to the vaccinated tourists in near future. “I think the Bali Governor needs to send a letter to the President, asking to reopen our border with strict prevention protocols such as a negative PCR test and showing proof of the Covid-19 vaccine upon their arrival.” Suyasa concluded.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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Saturday 10th of July 2021

Indonesian president is an idiot, he’s killing many more people in Bali from starvation and poverty than the virus will ever do! Tell that dumb moron of a president, to copy Thailand’s Phuket sandbox model and open the island for international vaccinated tourists…

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 13th of July 2021

@Mark, Old wisdom say: Don’t title person as idiot because he is smarter than you.


Sunday 11th of July 2021

@Mark, have you heard of a passenger tested positive in Phukt? 3 farangs (foreigners) ran away for stupid reasons from the mandatory quarantine stay at a hotel. That's Phuket for you.


Saturday 10th of July 2021

@Mark, you must be joking right. Take an example of a sandbox. Please Phuket could never be compared to Bali even if there are disorganization from within the central government.

Wayan Bo

Friday 9th of July 2021

International Tourist sector seems to be not existing for at least longer period of time.


Friday 9th of July 2021

I doubt many people would want to visit Bali with the current restrictions in place.

With restaurants and bars closed, mandatory face masks, limitation of movement and all that it would be a rather stressful experience.

People from many countries that travel to Bali face far fewer restrictions at home, and it would make little sense to fly to a locked down island, despite it's beauty. In fact, people are selecting holiday destinations for not having restrictions: regardless of where in the world those are.