The mandatory testing rules for entry into Bali have been extended to January 8. 2021.
All visitors entering the island through Gilimanuk Port are required by provincial law to either show a negative test result document or undergo a rapid antigen test at the on-site facility.
At this time testing for transport crews is free.
The Spokesman of Jembrana Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Gusti Agung Arishanta said that upon revision, the entry requirement that was supposed to end on Jan 4th has been extended by four days.
“Anyone who hasn’t prepared a rapid antigen test document when crossing the border may use the laboratory facility that we have provided at the port” Arishanta said on Tuesday (5/1).
According to data from the Task Force, as of Tuesday (5/1) 8,024 individuals have used the port’s testing facility while 56 of them tested reactive.
Due to the stats, Jembrana is now considered a Red Zone.
“Covid-19 cases have surged the last couple of weeks from clusters of family gatherings, offices, travelers and religious activities,” Arishanta concluded.
He hopes that people will be more alert in following prevention protocols without consistent reinforcement by government officials.
The Task Forces aims to restrain active cases and to reduce the death rate in Jembrana District.
Meanwhile, Arishanta is focusing on testing, tracing and treatment to prevent further transmission in the area.