Coronavirus Covid-19 stats in Bali and Nusa Penida
As of July 4th, 1797 people got officially infected by COVID-19 in Bali. Among them, 937 recovered and 18 passed away. These numbers show that the virus is under control. Bali will therefore be one of the first territories to gradually reopen to tourism, on July 9th for local tourism. With the potential target to reopen to international tourism in September 2020.
Among the 1797 people positive, more than 1400 were infected locally in Bali. The Balinese authorities therefore insist on a strict control on arrival at Bali, including a quarantine. And also on the respect of prevention measures to avoid local transmission, such as wearing masks, keeping a distance and diligently washing hands.
The official numbers in Klungkung regency, the province of Nusa Penida are 179 people tested positive to covid-19, 71 cured and no casualty. The island remains nevertheless locked down to tourists until further notice.
All official information, including emergency telephone numbers regarding covid-19 in Bali, is available on this site.
Travel restrictions due to Covid-19
Since April 2, in order to halt the spread of the coronavirus, the Indonesian authorities have banned all foreign arrivals until further notice, except some exceptions defined in the regulation 11/2020 of the Minister of Legal Affairs.
The new circular (SE no.7 / 2020) dated June 6, 2020 governs movements within Indonesian territory as well as the entry into Indonesian territory of foreign nationals. The entry on the territory of foreign nationals requires the presentation of a negative PCR test. Tourists are still not allowed. Travelers are also ordered to download the COVID-19 monitoring and tracking application, “PeduliLindungi“, to their mobile phones.
Reopening of Bali to local tourism on July 9 and to international tourism in September?
Bali Governor Wayan Koster and Minister of Tourism Wishnutama Kusubandio held a joint press conference on June 17. The governor of Bali announced there that local tourism will resume on July 9, 2020 and will continue until August. And if local transmission of the coronavirus remains low, Bali will reopen its borders to foreign tourists in September. To be continued …
The governor of Bali also announced that the new era of life (“kehidupan era baru”) will be inaugurated with a ceremony at the Besakih temple on July 5.
New instructions for arrival in Bali
The government is making very strict prevention efforts at the airport for all travelers. The measures include, in particular, checking the body temperature and carrying out rapid tests. The balinese authorities take care of the infected people. But the province of destination is in charge of the people with a negative test. In particular for the implementation of a 8 days quarantine.
With the gradual reopening of tourism to Bali and the restart of flights soon, the regional COVID-19 services have announced the following measures applicable from May 28, 2020 :
WANT TO GO TO BALI?
Fill in the online form on the website http://cekdiri.baliprov.go.id to obtain a QRC code
You will need to present:
A PCR test certificate (swab) proving that you are negative for the virus, issued by a public hospital or a laboratory approved by the health authorities for Covid-19
BY SEA :
A rapid test certificate proving that you are negative for the virus, issued by a public hospital or a laboratory approved by the health authorities for Covid-19
WHEN PURCHASING THE TICKET:
You will have to give the QRC CODE received when you have completed the online form, and present the above certificate (s)
BE CAREFUL : THE CERTIFICATE OF NON-CONTAMINATION BY THE VIRUS MUST DATE LESS THAN 7 DAYS BEFORE THE ARRIVAL DATE IN BALI
Nusa Penida applies even stricter control. Only inhabitants of Nusa Penida can come to the island.
Covid-19 restrictions once in Bali and Nusa Penida
In Bali, significant restrictions concern areas deemed to be at higher risk such as Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Petitenget, Nusa Dua and Sanur. All tourist attractions and sites closed there, including the beaches. Kuta Beach nevertheless reopened on July 2nd.
Nusa Penida is not part of high risk area list. Nevertheless the local authorities decided to close most of the restaurants.
However, the restrictions are progressively being relaxed. Some beaches reopened to surfers. Especially in Cangu and Uluwatu. And as mentioned, Kuta Beach. In addition, a national directive also provides for the reopening of shopping centers from June 8. And also, from June 15, the spas, cultural activities and outdoor sports, with specific protocols. A fourth phase, from July 6, would allow the reopening of restaurants, cafes, gyms,.
Finally, all economic activities could reopen in phase 5 from July 20 and 27.
Bali Governor’s latest directive on covid-19
The governor of Bali published a document on June 8, 2020 which recommends that students continue their studies at home and which prohibits crowd activities. This call also regulates customary and religious activities which must involve a maximum of 25 people.
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