Bali proposes travel bubble for vaccinated travellers

By TIN Media | International Published 2 weeks ago on 20 February 2021
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BALI:

Bali’s vice governor has proposed the establishment of a travel corridor for vaccinated travellers.

Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati offered a number of suggestions for the imminent re-opening of Bali, such as the creation of a travel corridor for vaccinated travellers from countries that have implemented mass vaccinations such as China, and the prioritization of vaccination for tourism workers to boost the confidence of international tourists.

In response, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, said that the tourism and health department is in the final stages of the travel corridor talks. Vaccinated tourists will be exempt from quarantine under the plan.

Uno said, "The plan is that the tourists who are allowed to come are those who have been vaccinated in their home countries. (Upon arrival in Indonesia), an antigen test (and a negative test) must be performed before they can (proceed to) perform activities."

In the meantime, the Bali administration has asked the central government to extend a USD712 million soft loan to aid travel companies in Bali.

Bali’s full reopening still depends on the national government reopening borders to international travellers.


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