The Governor of Bali has made an official announcement stating that the island will be reopening its borders for international tourists on September 11th, 2020.
On July 5th, Bali Governor, Wayan Koster, signed the ‘New Era of Life Order Protocol’, a decree that will regulate the resumption of the island economy following months of travel ban because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement was issued at the end of a mass prayer that was held in Pura Besakih temple situated in eastern Bali (the holiest of all Balinese Hindu temples). During the prayer, the inhabitants of the island asked for guidance from the Almighty, his protection, and blessing.
The plan for resuming activity on the island includes three stages:
The first phase: July 9th, 2020.
The local businesses will start to reopen.
Trading, construction, agricultural and other enterprises will be able to fully operate again.
The second phase: July 31st, 2020.
The reopening of Bali for domestic tourists. The restrictions on domestic travel will be lifted and all tourist attractions on the island will resume their work.
The third phase: September 11th, 2020.
Bali will officially reopen for foreign tourists.
The Governor called on Balinese and foreign nationals residing on the island to relate to this state of affairs with all sense of responsibility and to abide by the prescribed disciplinary measures, such as: to wear a mask, to keep a distance, to avoid unnecessary mass gatherings, to always thoroughly wash hands, to ensure general hygiene and to maintain a healthy lifestyle overall.
Be sure that our company Vera Villas follows the established protocol of precautions and that we always treat our guests with reverence and great care.
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Update! Unfortunately, the decision to reopen Bali on 11th September has been canceled. The government is currently reviewing this plan. Supposedly, international tourism will resume at the beginning of the year 2021, but no official announcements have yet been made. We wholeheartedly hope to hear some good news soon!