Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno said foreign tourists could visit Bali again as early as June under the tourism corridor plan to help revive the economy.
In a statement, Uno said the travel corridor arrangements would be offered to countries deemed successful in their vaccination programs, capable of curbing the spread of the coronavirus and offering mutual benefits.
Uno said Ubud, Sanur and Nusa Dua, Bali’s main resorts, are part of a pilot program that will start receiving foreign tourists in mid-June or July under strict health rules. Up to 2 million Balinese residents must be vaccinated before the pilot program can begin.
Last year, Southeast Asia’s largest economy began easing restrictions to boost household spending as the coronavirus pandemic infected more than 1.4 million Indonesians and killed nearly 39,000, and gross domestic product (GDP) shrank for the first time in two decades. domestic.
Uno said the government may allow charter flights to bring in overseas travelers under the pilot program, which will be closely monitored and evaluated every two weeks.
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