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Bali plans to reopen for international travel in October

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Bali will reopen to international tourism in October, according to Indonesia’s tourism minister. Following several delays in reopening plans, Bali’s central government has announced the island will be ready for international tourists soon.

The Minister for Tourism and Creative Economic, Sandiaga Uno stated following a meeting at the Bali Tourism Polytechnic on 24 September that several government officials were present to evaluate the preparations from the Bali provincial government regarding reopening the international travel corridor to visitors beginning in October, a report by The Bali Sun says..

“We have discussed this program to reopen our border for international travellers, and I will bring this to our next meeting with the Maritime and Investment Coordinator Minister, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan on 30 September,” Sandiaga said.

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The plan to reopen the border was initiated after receiving reports from Bali Vice Governor, Cok Ace about the recent Covid-19 transmissions in Bali that have significantly reduced and have been properly handled. “After being informed that Bali is handling Covid-19 transmissions properly, Luhut immediately instructed us to prepare the reopening procedures by October 2021.” Sandiaga added.

Despite no specific details being provided on which countries would be welcomed on the island, multiple reports cite the island will only be open to vaccinated tourists and that testing for entry will be required.

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