The Governor of Bali has announced that the island will officially reopen its borders to international tourists on September 11-th, 2020.
The Bali Governor signed Decree Number 3355 of 2020 concerning the New Era of Life Order Protocol which regulates the reopening of the Bali economy.
The announcement was made at the end of a mass prayer in Bali to ask for the permission, blessing, guidance, and protection of God.
“For this reason, we surrender completely and sincerely, while pleading with Him to be pleased to give the best gift to all of us,” Koster said after the worship of Pemahayu Jagad in Pura Besakih.
Koster announced in the new decree that there will be three phases to the reopening of Bali’s economy.
The first phase: July 9-th, 2020
Businesses will begin to reopen to the local people in Bali.
According to the direction of the National Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling Covid-19, the first stage will allow for the following businesses to operate:
◦ health services
◦ government offices
◦ customs and religion
◦ traditional markets
◦ modern markets
◦ restaurants and stalls
Note: Tourism attractions will not reopen until phase 2.
The second phase: July 31-st, 2020
Bali will reopen the island to all domestic tourists. Indonesian tourists will be able to travel to the island for the purpose of tourism.
All tourism activities, tours and attractions will reopen.
The Third Phase: September 11-th, 2020
Bali will officially reopen to international tourists
No further details have been released if Bali will be open to all countries or if testing will be required. The decree was officially signed by the Bali Governor on Sunday morning July 5-th, 2020.
He closed the ceremony with the following statement: “I ask all Bali manners to carry out activities in these three stages by applying the New Era of Life Order Protocol in an orderly, disciplined, and with a full sense of responsibility, such as: always wearing a mask / face shield, keeping a distance, not crowding, diligently washing hands, and Clean and Healthy Behavior, as well as maintaining endurance”.