The transportation ministry prepares to enter the new normal with flights to and from Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. During the new normal period in Bali, all arrivals must carry a negative PCR test result issued within 7 days of arrival. Based on the recent Circular Letter Number 7 of 2020 which issued on 6 June 2020, here is what needs to be prepared to enter Indonesia:
- Every visitor who comes from abroad must carry out a PCR test at the time of arrival, if the visitor has not been carried out and/or cannot show the results of the PCR test from their departure country.
- The PCR test result is excluded from PLBN (Post-State Border Line) which does not have PCR equipment by conducting a rapid test and showing a certificate of influenza-free symptoms.
- While waiting for the PCR results, visitors must undergo quarantine at a dedicated quarantine accommodation provided by the government.
- Utilizing certified quarantine accommodation (hotel / inn) from the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Transportation expressed support to fulfill the aspirations of the Bali provincial government in a bid to boost the island’s tourism and economic potential by continuing to prioritize health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The island is only accepting passengers to travel by land, sea, and air transportation that had tested negative for PCR based on swab testing.
Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster has issued Circular Number: 730/9899 / MP / BKD which announced that all public services in Bali have been open since June 5th and implementing new normal protocol. This protocol only applies for government offices, however for the education sector, industry, trade sectors and others are not yet which we will expect to be done at the end of June.
With strict health measures in Bali, as well as a controlled number of transmission evident on the island, the next step to re-open Bali comes as we enter the new normal. Restaurants, hotels, resorts, gyms and spas that are currently open for business comply with the government regulations of curfew and sanitation.
Although the flight situation in Bali is still limited, things are looking to change soon for international and domestic travel. The Indonesian Ministry of Transport projected that Bali could welcome international visitors by October of this year, although no particular date has been set yet.
The tourism industry in Bali is targeting to attract tourists from nearby countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam, in the new normal period. Deputy of Marketing for the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy – Tourism and Creative Economy Agency (Kemenparekraf – Baparekraf) Nia Niscaya has established communications to deliver the latest policies and information on tourist destinations in Indonesia and facilitate the tourism industry of Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar with Indonesia to maintain relationship and collaboration to face the new normal of tourism industry.