A leaked memo has detailed Bali’s tourism re-opening plans. On Friday, November 6th a government meeting took place at the Astor hotel between Bali’s airport authority, Director General of Indonesian Health, and Minister of Maritime Affairs. The memo details the plan for Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport to begin accepting international tourists on December 1. Bali’s Governor confirms the meeting.
The plan outlined at the meeting:
- Covid-19 PCR swab test on arrival
- Arriving passenger receives a QR code with which to receive their test results
- Passengers are transferred to quarantine hotels to wait for results, which are supposed to take 3 to 4 hours
- Once a negative test is received, travelers are released from quarantine. Passengers receiving a positive test will have to quarantine for 14 days.
- Testing and quarantine is at passenger’s expense, though cost wasn’t outlined.
On Saturday “airport and government authorities were running tourist arrival simulations..to check how long the arrival process will take including the PCR test, transfer to hotel and getting test results back.”
However Bali’s plan doesn’t have final approval from Indonesia’s government. Bali sought to re-open in September but Indonesia’s federal government rejected the plan. Discussions with the Minister of Transportation and Coordinating Minister took place in Bali on Monday.
(HT: Drew J.)