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Ubud In Lockdown To Welcome The Indonesian President

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Authorities from the Police Department restricted access in Ubud to welcome the Indonesian President on Tuesday (16/3). His visit to the Ubud Palace was held to review vaccine distribution progress in Ubud.

Ubud Palace

The current vaccination phase is targeted at tourism workers as Bali has appointed Ubud as one of the green zones for international tourists. The Head of Gianayr Traffic, AKP Laksmi Trisna Dewi said that the restriction will be implemented until the president leaves Ubud in the afternoon.

Ubud street

“The traffic restriction is implemented until Jokowi leaves Ubud at approximately 3:00 pm today. In the meantime, our officers will also secure all the way from Ubud to the airport when he finishes his agenda in Ubud,” AKP Trisna Dewa said on Tuesday (16/3).

She also explained that all access to central Ubud will be granted to limited individuals such as Ubud residents and authorities.

tourist in ubud walking down the street in face mask
(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

Meanwhile, the Indonesian Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno said that the vaccine distribution program received a massive response from the people in Bali.

Sandiaga also hopes that the president’s visit this time could bring new hope and motivation for Bali people who have been suffering since the pandemic struck over a year ago.

“I hope all these programs that we’ve created would revive the tourism and creative economy in Bali in the near future” Sandiaga concluded.

mask tourist on bike in Ubud
(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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Wayan Bo

Thursday 18th of March 2021

By eventually reopening have also to think about consequences if tourists get infected, or locals through tourists.

HazelM

Thursday 18th of March 2021

I first came to Ubud as a 13yo traveller in '77. Stayed 7wks before moving on to other villages. The people were so kind :) Adored the whole place.