The Indonesian Tourism Ministry has confirmed that three areas in Bali, including Nusa Dua, Ubud, and Nusa Penida, are designated as green zone areas and are now ready to receive international visitors when the island reopens.
With the government and tourism sector working actively to reinstate international travel, Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno specified areas with minimal presence of COVID-19 and increased health and safety measures as safe zones for visitors.
Sandiaga Uno said that the Covid Free Corridor program would safely resume tourism in those three areas.
“We’ve been discussing this Covid-19 Free Corridor with related ministries, and we have to observe the situation before determining a green zone area. For now, we have specified three areas regarded as green zones,” Sandiaga said on Monday (1/3) during a webinar about vaccination for the tourism sector.
He added that two countries would soon be allowing their citizens to travel to Bali once the Covid-19 Free Corridor is launched.
“People from Singapore and China will start to allowing their citizens when the program is executed in the near future” Sandiaga added.
However, Sandiaga did not specify the exact date regarding the reopening of the travel bubble.
He noted that the Covid-19 transmission in the island is the key influencer for the program.
“According to our observation, Covid-19 transmission in Bali has been reduced quite significantly. And we will consider that during the next meeting with Covid-19 Handling Task Force, Provincial Government and related Ministers to reopen our border to the selected countries,” Sandiaga concluded.
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Friday 5th of March 2021
Such a great news, as long it's not delayed again, but it depends on all of us right? however balinese(at least the ones I know) look forward for Ngurah Rai to reopened, and I'm so happy by the way things are evolving, we bule can wait, balinese pertama. Even if vaccine process is still slow in Europe,UK has already vaccinated millions of people and I guess they will most likely be the very first to be allowed in Indonesia (as Singapor and China, for what I've heard so far) meaning, many jobless people (almost all my friends) should be back to work hopefully before the summer! It's my biggest wish and my second is to be vaccinated asap and to be back to resume my discovery of Indonesia that I love so much, even I haven't finished yet with Bali,which will always be my place to stay. I use to fly back to Bali once every six months,so being away for TWO years feels like an eternity! Bali Cintaku, rindu kamu!
Friday 5th of March 2021
Hooray. Just waiting for Australian Government to issue vaccinations. Very slow in our roll out.
Thursday 4th of March 2021
I would like to keep the same hope alive. One day I will ask the same.