Quoted from Tempo.co news . Bali governor Mr. I Wayan Koster confirmed on July 22 , that Bali Island will start to welcome international tourist on September 11, 2020 .
This is a great news for us as Balinese , especially those who depending on tourism industry such as the hotel workers , restaurants or any other workers in tourism industry . Also most of freelance drivers workers and the business owners . But it's still depending on how the corona virus situation in Bali , if got worse of course the plan might be change again . But so far the fatality rate of COVID 19 in Bali is relatively very low comparing than other places . While the recovery are significantly increase ,we all know that a vaccine for this disease has not yet been found .
Recently the Governor spoken that Bali using our traditional method to cure infected persons and it's work well . ARAK BALI , the traditional liqueur used as a basic medicine for therapy for covid patients and the result is the recovery are significantly increase . For local peoples Arak also known widely use for USADA BALI ( Bali traditional medicine ) . But personally I am sure that our government will go ahead with the plan , we have one of the lowest infection and death per population in the world .
Back to the main topic, during a webinar on Wednesday, Koster explained that his side set three recovery stages during a new normal era following the COVID-19 pandemic. The first stage that was still being applied was driving the local economy.
“The second stage begins on July 31, 2020, meaning that Bali will be opened for domestic tourists,” Koster added. Several ministers were scheduled to attend the tourism opening ceremony, including Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and Tourism and Creative Economy Wishnutama Kusubandio.
The third stage, he went on, is set to be slated on September 11. “Starting that day, we start tourism activities for international tourists,” Koster said .
Before the reopening of the tourism sector, the Bali provincial administration had issued health protocols that must be applied in every tourist destination.
Moreover, foreign tourists are reminded to present valid documents declaring they are free of COVID-19 as stipulated in the transportation ministry’s circular.
Previously, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo instructed each regional administration to implement tourism quality in a new normal era. With this, tourists will gain a sense of safety and comfort so that they can stay longer and spend more in the region .