An official from the Bali Health Agency has confirmed that a Covid-19 vaccine booster is a requirement for travelers during the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr holiday season.
The Head of Bali Health Agency, Nyoman Gede Anom, confirmed that the enthusiasm of Bali residents to receive the Covid-19 vaccine booster has significantly increased since the government decided to make the vaccine booster certificate a travel requirement for the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr holidays in May 2022.
“This new travel requirement helped increase the vaccine booster distribution on the island,” Anom said.
In anticipation of the massive demand for vaccine boosters, officials decided to extend the operating hours of vaccination sites.
“We decided to extend the operating hours of vaccination sites until late in the evening. Some of our medical staff are even distributing vaccines to their residences,” Anom added.
Since the Bali provincial government started the vaccine booster distribution in early January 2022, 52.4 percent of Bali residents have received their booster shots as of April.
“Although there are expired Covid-19 vaccines in some regions, we still have over 137,000 doses of the vaccine left. Hence, we’re optimistic that we can reach a 100 percent vaccination rate in the near future,” Anom concluded.
Plan Your Next Bali Vacation:
Book The Best English Speaking Drivers For Airport Transfers & Tours
Choose From Thousands of Bali Hotels, Resorts, and Hostels with Free Cancellation On Most Properties
For the latest Bali News & Debate Join our Facebook Community
SUBSCRIBE TO NEW POSTS
Enter your email address to subscribe to The Bali Sun’s latest breaking news, straight to your inbox.