Bali Governor Wayan Koster said three areas in Bali have been appointed as green zones for international tourists: Ubud, Nusa Dua, and Sanur.
Backed by the Health Ministry and Tourism Ministry, Governor Koster announced the designated green zones in reference to reopening plans for international borders.
He said that the program aims to provide safety for travelers by establishing a COVID-free zone through a comprehensive vaccination program and health and safety standards.
“Covid-19 free corridor is a new way to create a safer tourist destination for travelers,” said Koster when he announced the extension of partial lockdown’s implementation on Tuesday (9/3).
He also explained that the regional government of each district is responsible for supporting the vaccination program in their area by providing recent updates about distribution.
“We already have the data of the residents who will be targeted first to receive vaccines,” Koster added. Four villages in Ubud are expected to receive the vaccine including Ubud village (11,941 residents), Sayan village (8,083 residents), Kedewatan village (6,923 residents), and Petulu village (5,206 residents).
Meanwhile, in Nusa Dua, Badung will prioritize three villages, being Jimbaran (30,133 residents), Benoa (26,173 residents), and Tanjung Benoa (4,152 residents).
Another three villages in Sanur Denpasar including Sanur village (10,970 residents), Sanur Kaja (7,944 residents), and Sanur Kauh (7,892 residents).
Koster urged the people on the island to not be reluctant to get vaccinated so the international travel corridor could reopen as soon as possible.
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Saturday 13th of March 2021
Eric M. Richards
Thursday 11th of March 2021
Does anyone know if permanent residents with KITAP residing in these 3 green zones can get vaccinated too? Thx
Thursday 11th of March 2021
I suppose they’ll build a very tall fence to keep the Covid infected travelers from transiting from one area to another, armed guards and dogs behind concertina wire perhaps?
Sorry, no quarantine restrictions mean increasing numbers of cases as evident is inevitable. In Thailand we have the mysterious occurrence of Covid Negative travelers arriving Covid Positive....every day. If it weren’t for diligent health measures in identifying them and forcing into rigorous quarantine the country would be “on fire”. But Bali, with only ‘ self isolation’ sees cases spiking.... buckling under pressure from tourist operators?
Proof, I watched a couple of “ Influencer Videos” yesterday, a Canadian kid, had arrived from Covid Ravaged Canada only hours before, shown hugging his Canngu Refugee friends and traveling into an Ubud village ‘ to report on how bad it was after Covid hit’ ....only hours after getting off the plane....no honest self isolation. And going around, to a very busy gymnasium ( to relieve stress)....no self quarantine....no mask!!! Canada reports of the Deadly Brazilian Variant is already killing people. Who says the kid isn’t Typhoid Mary?
“ Green Zones ? “ Seriously ? While case numbers increase worldwide? Bali’s hotel billionaires might consider what’s more important to the community....fast money...or a quick death.