Central Government and the Bali Provincial Government have decided to open its door to foreign tourists on auspicious days according to local Balinese wisdom on Thursday (Oct 14). The countries allowed to enter have the low risk of Covid-19 of level 1 and level 2, having positive rate of less than 5 percent (according to WHO standards) and applied an equally open policy (reciprocal principle).
It was decided that a total of 19 countries consisting of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Hungary and Norway are allowed to enter Bali. Departure requirements for foreign tourists are having got complete vaccination (2 injections), negative result of PCR Swab test on day 3 before departure, filling out the International e-HAC Application integrated with PeduliLindungi application and Love Bali Application, insurance health with a minimum insured value of USD 100,000 to cover the financing for handling Covid-19.
For arrival requirements at Ngurah Rai International Airport are presenting documents having been filled out completely according to the e-HAC application, immigration requirements, and taking the PCR Swab test. The waiting time for the PCR Swab test results is about 1 hour. While waiting for the results of the PCR Swab test, foreign tourists in a zone determined by the Airport Authority are not allowed to leave.
If the results are positive (mild, moderate, severe or without symptoms), tourists will be taken to hospital having been determined by the Bali Provincial Government to undergo treatment or isolation. If the results are negative, they will be taken to hotel having been determined by the Bali Provincial Government to undergo quarantine for 5 days.
During quarantine period, tourists are only allowed to move within the hotel area. On the fourth day, they should take a PCR Swab test. If the results are positive (mild, moderate, severe or without symptoms), tourists will be taken to hospital having been determined by the Bali Provincial Government to undergo treatment or isolation. If the results are negative, they can change hotels and carry out activities to tourist destinations.
The Bali Provincial Government has set a total of 35 hotels for quarantine and accommodation with a CHSE standard certificate for tourists. While in Bali, tourists are obliged to follow the Covid-19 health protocol as well as laws and regulations in an orderly and in disciplined manner. The cost of the PCR Swab test, isolation or treatment at the hospital and quarantine at hotel are the responsibility of the tourists.
Tourists are obliged to use the means of transportation having been determined by the hotel with the requirements of the CHSE standard. The provisions governing tourists related to the requirements for departure, immigration, arrival, quarantine, and activities while traveling in Bali are regulated by the Covid-19 Taskforce Circular Number 20/2021 and the Decree of the Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia Number M.HH-03.GR.01.05 2021 as well as the Bali Province Covid-19 Health Protocol.
While traveling and in Bali, tourists are obliged to uphold Balinese cultural values, behave in an orderly and disciplined manner, as well as respect and obey the laws and regulations. The Bali Provincial Government will take strict action against violations committed by every tourist.
Governor of Bali together with Commander of the IX/Udayana Military Region and the Bali Police Chief along with his ranks, as well as regents and mayor throughout Bali will continuously enforce public community restriction (PPKM) with strict Covid-19 health protocols so that the Covid-19 pandemic in Bali can still be managed properly in order to prevent an increase in new cases of Covid-19.
In addition, the governor also called on all relevant parties and the Balinese people to implement a healthy and Covid-19-free lifestyle with 6 actions: namely wearing standard masks correctly, washing hands, maintaining distance, reducing traveling, increasing immunity, and obeying the rules.
With an orderly and disciplined implementation of the Covid-19 health protocol and these joint efforts, he hoped that the Covid-19 pandemic can be managed as well as possible, in order to avoid an increase in new cases in Bali. By that way, it will give national and international public confidence in the handling of Covid-19 in Bali. This is a very important capital for the comfort and safety of domestic and foreign tourists to visit Bali.
Thankfully, with our shared awareness and responsibility, tourism activities can take place, but at the same time they can control the Covid-19 pandemic, so that tourism and Bali’s economy can quickly recover and bounce back. He invited Balinese people to continuously strive and pray together so that what he hoped for together can run smoothly, comfortably, safely, peacefully, and successfully. (BTN/014)