The reopening of Bali tourism for foreign tourists was previously planned to be held in September 2020. But the plan needs to be postponed until December 2020 and is expected to be implemented in early 2021. This is stated by the Governor of Bali Wayan Koster after meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Law and Human Rights. Looking at the high increase in COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, the opening for foreign tourists is still considered not conducive.
This decision is also based on the Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 11 of 2020 concerning the temporary prohibition of foreigners visiting Indonesian territory. In addition, Wayan Koster also stated that the reopening needs to be prepared carefully and not rushed, so that it can run safely and smoothly. Meanwhile, in order to recover tourism in Bali, for now, the Bali government will optimize domestic tourism in Bali before inviting foreign tourists to the island. The reopening later will also consider the condition of COVID-19 in Indonesia, as well as abroad.