Bali vice governor wants Ngurah Rai airport to open for international flights

Bali’s vice governor mentioned he was upset with the central authorities’s resolution to exclude Ngurah Rai Worldwide Airport from serving worldwide arrivals.

As specified by a Transportation Ministry round revealed early this week, solely two airports ⁠— Soekarno-Hatta Worldwide Airport in Tangerang and Sam Ratulangi Worldwide Airport within the North Sulawesi capital of Manado ⁠— have been designated as the 2 entry factors for worldwide arrivals through air journey. The choice got here after the federal government relaxed its border closure final week.

Bali Vice Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, or Cok Ace, mentioned Ngurah Rai ought to have been instantly thought-about as one of many nation’s worldwide gateways.

“Bali [should be] designated as a vital arrival [point], as a result of [the Ngurah Rai airport] has adhered to the protocols,” Cok Ace mentioned yesterday. 

Speak has been rife in latest weeks about Bali reopening its doorways to international vacationers, with one plan into account being turning the island right into a “vacationer sandbox” emulating Thailand’s Phuket.

Cok Ace mentioned he hopes that the central authorities would evaluation the choice and set Bali as a quarantine vacation spot for worldwide arrivals, as it will increase the island’s ailing tourism trade.


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