Indonesia, the country in Southeast Asia is planning to reopen its most famous island Bali for international tourists starting from 04th February 2022.
As per some media reports, Indonesia is also planning to reduce the quarantine period this time. The announcement comes as Indonesia has seen an uptick in coronavirus cases.
Notably, the country will be lifting a ban on all foreign arrivals also on February 4, and not just that it will be reducing the quarantine period from seven days to five days for fully vaccinated foreigners this time.
However, travelers who have taken only one shot of the Covid-19 vaccine will have to undergo a 7-day quarantine.
It is worth mentioning that the country seeks to sustain economic recovery and revive tourism.
Bali, a popular travel destination where many locals rely on income from tourism, was hit hard by the pandemic.
With its airport closed to international flights for the majority of 2021, the island saw just 45 foreign visitors between January and October, compared with around 1.05 million in 2020 and 6.2 million in 2019.
Wiku Adisasmito, the spokesperson of Indonesia’s Covid-19 task force said starting from February 4, visitors will be able to use direct or connecting international flights to visit the island.
However, details of other requirements such as getting a visa with a local sponsor, the requirement of international health insurance, will be addressed by a separate regulation soon, he added.