Bali tightens entry conditions again

Unvaccinated tourists will not be able to enter Indonesia from 6 July. This decision was made by the authorities due to the growth of infections with the new Delta strain.

From July 6, foreign tourists are required to provide both a vaccination certificate and a negative PCR test upon entry. A vaccination certificate is also required for domestic air travel for foreigners and citizens of the country.

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno supported tightening quarantine measures. Indonesia is suspending indefinitely the Work from Bali program, which targets expats and telecommuters, he added. All vaccine tours to the country have also been suspended. However, preparations to open Indonesia to foreigners will continue.

“We also urge (industry stakeholders) to close all destinations and postpone all tourism activities across the country. We understand that this is bitter for the industry, but the Covid-19 data points to an emergency and we cannot take any more risks and must put public health first. “Sandiaga said.

“Bali’s opening plan, for example, must meet three key conditions: around 70-80% of the local population must be vaccinated, CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environment) protocols must be implemented everywhere, and infection rates must be below 100 cases per 100 thousand population. We must work hard to achieve these preconditions. “Sandiaga added.

He also said the authorities would expedite the release of the recently announced $ 4.2 million stimulus package for tourism.

As of July 6, there have been 31,189 new cases of coronavirus in Indonesia. Most of them are caused by the Delta strain. 728 people died.

Vaccination in the country has not yet gained full strength. The authorities have agreed on the use of three vaccines – AztraZenecca, Sinovac and Sinopharm.

According to profi + travel.

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