Bali Ready to Open Domestic Tourism on July 31st



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Bali Governor Wayan Koster on Wednesday said Bali is set to open its domestic tourism industry on July 31, 2020, which will be celebrated with the opening of tourism sites by a number of state officials.

    According to the governor, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio and Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi will symbolically show the region’s preparation and its control on the COVID-19 crisis. 

    “To make tourists feel comfortable,” said Wayan Koster at Denpasar on Wednesday, July 22. 

    The Bali provincial government has started to introduce the ‘new normal’ way of living since July 9, 2020, which resulted in lower COVID-19 cases, a high recovery rate, and a reduced mortality rate. 

    The resort island will enter a new phase on July 31, where it will start to welcome domestic tourists and be followed up by welcoming international tourists on September 11, 2020. 

    “In the Bali province, the governor and I witnessed with our own eyes how the preparations [for the health protocol] were done. I am pretty certain that the implementation would be as disciplined as it is,” said the Tourism and Creative Economy Minister.