From 19 countries: Bali is now accepting vaccinated tourists

The popular Indonesian island of Bali is again accepting fully vaccinated tourists from certain countries – but not from Germany. “On the instructions of the president, we are again allowing visitors from 19 countries to travel to Bali and the Riau Islands,” said the government’s anti-epidemic commissioner, Luhut Panjitan, on Thursday.

Countries on the list include India, Japan, New Zealand, Italy, France, and Spain, among others. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these countries control the coronavirus, according to Pandjetan.

Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali is scheduled to reopen for international flights on Thursday. Interested travelers should enter Indonesia via Bali or the two airports Batam and Bintan on the Riau Islands. In addition to vaccination cards, you will need a negative PCR test and a hotel reservation. First of all, all holiday guests in the booked hotel must be quarantined for five days.

Due to the spread of the delta variable, the Indonesian island in Southeast Asia, with a population of 270 million, was hit by a severe virus wave in June and July. In some cases, more than 50,000 new infections are reported every day. However, the numbers have been falling for weeks. Today it’s less than 1,500 a day.

Indonesia has long been one of the hardest hit countries in the region. A total of 4.2 million cases have been confirmed so far. Around 143,000 people have died in connection with Covid-19. The important tourism sector has been around for almost a year and a half. In 2019, more than six million tourists traveled to the island, known for its temples, rice fields and beaches.