The Indonesian government plans to open tourism in Bali in July, according to the head of the Bali Provincial Committee of COVID-19 and accelerating recovery – I Gusti Agung Ngurah Rai Suryawijaya.
This new information about the opening of Bali in July came just a few days after May 14, when Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism Ni Wayan Giri Adnyani announced that Bali could be opened in October.
As of Monday, Bali had reported 359 coronavirus cases, of which 257 have already recovered, 4 deths. 54 days have passed since the closing of boarders on March 25, 2020.
Bali’s economy depends largely on tourism. In January-March, its gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 1.14% compared with the same period last year.
The number of foreign tourists arriving in Indonesia in March decreased by more than 60% compared to February, while the number of arrivals from China decreased by more than 97%.
However, for safety reasons, the government recommends using a mask for protection, washing hands more often and keeping a distance.