Bali plans to reopen tourism for foreign tourists on September 11, 2020.
Reported from Landdisposition.com, this plan was submitted by Bali Governor I Wayan Koster, Sunday (07/07/2020). According to him, the opening of tourism for tourists is the third stage of the New Era of Life in Bali.
Two stages before opening to foreign tourists, first, conducting activities that are limited and only selective for the local environment of the Balinese people starting July 9, 2020. According to the direction of the National Task Force Acceleration of Covid-19 Handling, the implementation of a new era of life regulation is permitted to be limited in several sectors.
Sectors, such as health, government offices, customs and religion, finance, industry, trade, logistics, transportation, cooperatives, MSMEs, traditional markets. Then the modern markets, restaurants and stalls, then agriculture, plantations, marine/fisheries, and livestock, and the service and construction sector.
As for tourism, this particular July 9 is opened only for local Balinese tourists.
The second phase carries out more complete activities, including the tourism sector. However, it is still limited to domestic and foreign tourists. This phase will begin on July 31, 2020. After that, the third phase, undertaking broader activities in the tourism sector, including for foreign tourists, begins on September 11, 2020.
Bali is still an Interesting Destination when Coronavirus Pandemic
When the world of tourism is grim as a result of Covid-19, Bali brings good news for domestic tourism practitioners. The famous German travel start-up, Tourlane, on April 8, 2020, released research results, one of which established Bali as the most famous island in the world.
This determination uses the search method of the number of hashtags (hashtags) on Instagram. During several research periods, Bali Island became the most sought-after destination with the number of hashtags reaching 60.4733,066.
This number outperformed the island of Ibiza, Spain, ranked second with hashtags 16,320,328, and Sicily, Italy, ranked third with a total of 12,974,059 hashtags.
Previously, the Bali Island of the Gods was ranked in the top 24 of the world’s 24 cities as the Tripadvisor Best Destination in the World 2017. Besides, several international sites and associations have also named Bali as the best such as Travel and Leisure, World Travel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler, to UNWTO Awards.