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Bali Tourism Organizations Petition For Revisions To Entry Requirements

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34 tourism organizations in Bali have sent a petition to the Indonesian President to revise the current travel and entry requirements.

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

The Head of the Indonesia Tourism Industry Union (GIPI), Ida Bagus Agung Partha Adnyana confirmed that an open letter was sent to the President to adjust the current travel requirements for international visitors. GIPI has recently proposed to the President to revise the entry requirements that have significantly affected the tourism sector that has struggled to thrive during the global Covid-19 pandemic.

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

“We want to accelerate this process, we have attended so many meetings with the government from both the ministers and central government, but we haven’t seen any positive result,” Adnyana said on Sunday (21/11). He explained that President must provide a soft loan program as a form of financial support for the dying tourism businesses in Bali.

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

Apart from that, Adnyana proposes the President completely close the border for international visitors rather than reopen it with such strict entry requirements that have caused the visitors to become reluctant to even visit the island. Instead, they’re going to other countries instead. “The tourism sector has collapsed because the government is only prioritizing the health sector and neglecting our economy. We’ve been suffering greatly since we don’t have international visitors as the majority of the Bali population is dependent on them.” Adnyana concluded.

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

Friday 26th of November 2021

Thailand looking good, the whole world suffered. until Bali gets back to pre covid ill stay in Australia

Randy

Saturday 27th of November 2021

@Donna, Thailand has a very slow start even with lifting the restrictions to a minimum. Travelers are still reluctant to travel to Thailand. Wake up.

Stan hills

Thursday 25th of November 2021

Please open the Bali airport for the Balinese people. I have been living here for 20years and i have never seen the Balinese people so sad🙏🙏

Wayan Bo

Thursday 25th of November 2021

WHO announced yesterday that vaccines prevent only by 40% infection of new Covid mutation.

J West

Thursday 25th of November 2021

Covid raging in Europe. Out of control in the Biden USA. New Zealand locked down by resurgent virus until April ‘22. Bit hey, let’s open the doors and roll the dice. Great idea.

Randy

Saturday 27th of November 2021

@J West, Out control in the US red states where vaccination hesitation is still rampant. And over the Thanksgiving holiday, millions of travelers visiting their loved ones across the country, I shudder to think what will happen next. The infection rates could rise. You can't ask who has or has not been vaccinated at the Thanksgiving inner table.

Jens R.

Thursday 25th of November 2021

@J West, out of controll because many people are unvaccinated. As an vaccinated Person i dont want entry restrictions. Covid never ends. We have to learn to live with this s#t

Wayan Bo

Thursday 25th of November 2021

@J West, have to understand them, because by marketing reasons they will probably produce new Covid mutation, named BALI MUTATION.

Inam Parry

Thursday 25th of November 2021

If visitors have a negative covid 19 health reports! The Indonesian government should take this in consideration and allow international visitor to enjoy tourism in Bali. Plus it will prove that visitors has no covid! So I don't see why the Indonesian government are not opening their beautiful country for tourism.