The government is not in a hurry to open tourism in Bali. The government will require tourists entering Bali to follow strict procedures related to the Covid-19 virus.
“We want to make Bali clean. Why should we quickly open it to foreign tourists?” said Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs & Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan on the sidelines of a working visit to Tokyo, Japan on Friday (12/5/2020).
According to Luhut, the government has determined that all tourists entering or traveling to Bali require an antigen test. In addition, the government is also preparing isolation locations.
“We have prepared centralized isolation (locations) in Bali which is paid for by the government. Of course, this includes hospitals,” said Luhut.
During a working visit in Tokyo to meet with government authorities and businessmen, Luhut conveyed that there is a commitment from Japan in the future to build a hospital with international standards and doctors from Japan.
“Japan wants to put in place a direct flight from Tokyo to Bali. We will create a travel bubble. In Bali, we will build a hospital with Japan with international standards and with Japanese doctors. Japan is committed to provide training for our doctors at Udayana University.”
“After this, we will continue in Jakarta and Medan. So we are not in a hurry to open it (Bali). We will prepare it well. When it’s time, we will open it,” said Luhut.