Indonesia Pursues Travel Bubble with Japan, Says Tourism Minister

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  • Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno poses with Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in the latter's office on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Doc: Special

    Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno poses with Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in the latter's office on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Doc: Special

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno in a weekly press briefing on Monday said the ministry is approaching the Japanese government to establish a travel bubble between the two countries destined for Bali. 

    The travel bubble arrangement is open to fully-vaccinated and insured visitors and hoped to help boost tourism and other parts of the economy in the popular tourist destination. 

    “Japan has sent a delegation for a trip to Bali recently,” said the Minister on January 24. 

    Despite still in its early stages, Sandiaga said Japan has shown interest as its delegates, during their visit to Indonesia, observed the preparedness of airport management and tourist destinations in welcoming international visitors. 

    The delegates have reportedly met with the Bali Provincial government to discuss the travel bubble possibility.  

    Japan is a strategic market for international visitors as prior to the pandemic Japanese tourists in Indonesia reached 500 thousand visitors annually. 

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    FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA


     

     

     


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