JAKARTA (BPN) – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut B. Pandjaitan revealed that reopening of Bali’s tourism is possible after the number of COVID-19 cases in Bali decreasing.
However, beforehand, it is necessary to conduct socialization, such as regarding the rules/regulations on tourism procedures in Bali, especially for foreign tourists.
“The new regulation applied in Bali, namely the imposition of the Penalty for Health Protocol. The regulation includes the initial stages of socialization and publication regarding the practice of health protocols, monitoring of health protocol practices, violations of health protocols, the first warning with the enactment of administrative penalties, and finally deportation,” Minister Luhut explained as quoted in a news release from the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Thursday.
Minister Luhut explained, for economic recovery in Bali, the government has started a national program on vaccination. More than 13,000 hospital workers in Bali will soon receive a vaccine injection. This is expected to bring more trust from tourists.
“The Indonesian government continues to improve facilities related to COVID-19 throughout Bali, including in preparation for the upcoming G-20 Summit in Bali. Besides, the Indonesian government also invites foreign embassies to visit Bali to see the Covid-19 control measures being implemented to filter and protect foreign tourists,” Luhut said.
Minister Luhut further said that the Indonesian government asked Embassies in Jakarta and their Consultants in Bali and Surabaya to inform their citizens living in Bali to respect local laws and regulations.
“As in other countries that aim to fight against Covid-19, all violations committed by citizens of any country will be strictly prosecuted by the applicable law,” Minister Luhut said.