Indonesia finally confirms 19 eligible countries as Bali reopens to foreign tourism today

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Go away it to the Indonesian authorities to go away it till the eleventh hour to make an announcement of this magnitude, however we lastly know which supply nations are allowed entry into Bali because the island reopens to worldwide tourism immediately.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Funding Luhut Pandjaitan, who has been overseeing COVID-19 dealing with in Indonesia, stated that guests from 19 nations could be granted entry to Bali and the Riau Islands within the nation’s present section of worldwide reopening. 

In line with an announcement issued by the ministry solely final evening, the nations are as follows: 

  • Saudi Arabia 
  • United Arab Emirates
  • New Zealand
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain
  • Qatar
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Liechtenstein
  • Italy
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Norway

The Indonesian authorities stated these nations made the listing because of their low variety of confirmed coronavirus instances and positivity fee. 

“The listing of 19 nations [that could] enter Indonesia solely applies particularly for direct flights to Bali and Riau Islands,” Luhut stated. 

An official regulation by the COVID-19 Job Drive was additionally issued solely yesterday, laying out with particular necessities for worldwide vacationers, equivalent to a five-day necessary quarantine interval upon arrival on the vacationers’ expense, medical insurance with protection equal of at the least US$100,000, and proof of reserving for lodging throughout their time in Indonesia. 

Tourism gamers and officers have raised issues about low demand in latest days, pointing to the sudden nature of the reopening that has left many unprepared till the final minute. 

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