Bali Governor, Wayan Koster announced that Bali is ready to imply the New Normal era. After imposing restrictions on activities for the past 4 months, Bali is finally ready to welcome visitors or tourists from outside starting this July. There are three stages in the application of New Normal in Bali.
The first phase, starting on July 9, 2020, Bali opens access for incoming migrants for purposes related to the health sector, government offices, customs, religion, finance, industry, trade, logistics, transportation, cooperatives, MSMEs, traditional markets, modern markets, restaurants, food stalls, agriculture, plantations, marine/fisheries, animal husbandry, services, and construction. The second phase, carrying out activities more broadly, including the tourism sector, but only limited to domestic tourists, starting on 31 July 2020. The third phase, carrying out activities more broadly in the tourism sector by accepting foreign tourists, starting on 11 September 2020.
The New Normal era in Bali of course accompanied by strict health protocols and regulations that must be followed and fulfilled by all visitors. The following are the Domestic Travel Requirements in Bali:
- To show identification, Identity Card or other valid identification,
- At the departure gate, show a certificate of negative results of a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based swab test or a certificate of non-reactive results of the Rapid Test with a validity period of 14 days from the date of issue,
- Before entering the territory of Bali, the visitor must fill in the application form that can be accessed at cekdiri.baliprov.go.id then show the QR Code to the verification officer,
- A travel agent who does not have an Identity Card in the Bali region but with the specific reason of staying in Bali, the Bali Province Coordination Task Force for Accelerating Handling of Covid-19 can allow the person to enter, on condition that they show a certificate of negative results on a PCR-based swab test or a certificate of non-yield reactive Rapid Test, conduct an independent quarantine, and complete a Statement and Guarantee, which can be downloaded from cekdiri.baliprov.go.id,
- For people who work at government or private institutions that carry out official duties or business activities with a stay of more than seven days in Bali, must complete a valid certificate of negative results of the PCR-based swab test or a certificate of non-reactive results of the Rapid Test,
- For travelers traveling in transit or only passing through the territory of Bali and do not intend to visit, must show a valid certificate of non-reactive results of the Rapid Test.
For international visitors or tourists, the complete regulations will be announced later.
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