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Tourism Analyst Urged The President To Reopen Bali Tourism On Independence Day

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    A Bali tourism analyst has urged the Indonesian President to reopen the tourism sector in Bali by the 17th of August 2021.

As a response to the recent statement from the central government through the Maritime and Investment Coordinator Minister to start gradually reopening the economic activity in September 2021, Bali tourism analyst and practitioner, I Wayan Puspa Negara stated that the central government might consider reopening the tourism sector in Bali even sooner. “I proposed that the President should start reopening our tourism sector on August 17th, as a present to Bali while celebrating our independence day.” Puspa Negara said on Tuesday (3/8).

A national tourism analyst, Taufan Rahmadi proposed the central government to implement a total lockdown in all Bali regions.

Negara also said that several different areas in Bali such as Kuta, Legian and Seminyak have completed all the requirements to reopen their businesses and start operating normally. “All of our tourism businesses have prepared with proper prevention protocols to operate and they have passed the Clean, Health, Safety and Environment (CHSE) certification process. Apart from those areas, Bali provincial government has also successfully distributed the Covid-19 vaccine to 100% of the residents in three green zone areas – Ubud, Sanur and Nusa Dua.

Two fitness centers and two beauty salons in Denpasar have been closed down by Bali authorities for violating the emergency partial lockdown policy.
(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

 Negara also proposed the government to revise the 8:00pm curfew to help businesses such as cafes and restaurants to receive more customers during their operation. Meanwhile the Head of Bali Tourism Agency, I Putu Astawa agreed that the Bali tourism sector must reopen in the near future as Bali has already completed all the requirements from the central government to operate normally. Apart from the CHSE certificate and green zone areas of Covid-19, our airport is also ready to receive more tourists as we have already created proper procedures in handling the influx of the visitors upon their arrival.” Astawa said.  Astawa also claimed that the distribution of the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Bali is expected to finish in the near future. “If all goes as planned, we estimate that we will finish distributing the second dose of the vaccine to over 70% of our population by September 2021. We really hope that the tourism sector will be able to operate by then.” Astawa concluded.

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Ralph

Sunday 8th of August 2021

They are estimating Bali will achieve over 70% of the people vaccinated by September and they could very well get 90% by the end of October. If that should happen the pandemic is over in Bali, period.

Ellen

Friday 6th of August 2021

After the Bali Bombs 1 and 2, then Agung, and now Covid19, one would have thought a plan B would have been instigated long ago. Why only tourism???

Pan Demi

Friday 6th of August 2021

this is really totally insane, bali was closed not because of colonialism.

Dan

Friday 6th of August 2021

2021 is over for Bali and Indonesia. April 2022 when the dry season come back might be a good time.

Wayan Bo

Thursday 5th of August 2021

Emirates is starting to offer tickets to Bali.