Bali welcomes back tourists as Covid-19 cases fall, backpackers not welcome
Indonesia has eased Covid-19 restrictions for Bali however, international travellers are set to face stricter rules to protect the popular tourist island from new variants.
During a virtual conference on Monday, Maritime and investment minister Luhut Panjaitan said tourist spots in most parts of Bali will now accept visitors, given they have followed rigorous protocols such as providing their vaccination status on a government-verified phone app.
Additionally, international visitors must take 3 polymerase chain reaction tests before visiting then quarantine for eight days once on the island.
Plans to reopen Bali were initially posed for the start of the year however these were cancelled after the delta variant hit and reported daily cases reached 56,000 in July.
As of Monday, reported cases were under 3,000 per day; an improvement …
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