Indonesia opens Bali for international tourists from mid-October 2021

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After being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic, Indonesia plans to reopen its popular island of Bali for some international tourists. 

As of October 14, 2021, Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) will begin receiving flights from a number of countries, according to Indonesia's Minister of Business and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan.

 "We are open to several countries, including South Korea, China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand.", Announced Panjaitan. 

However, the Indonesian government is working on the details of the reopening, including an official list of countries with direct flights to Bali from where travelers will be allowed to enter.

"Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport will open internationally on October 14, 2021, as long as it meets the provisions and requirements for quarantine, COVID-19 testing and Task Force availability."Panjaitan told a local news conference.

There are no specifications yet on the exact provisions and requirements. 

What was specified, however, was that all international travelers who meet these requirements must provide proof of the hotel booked for a quarantine of at least eight days at their expense.

Currently, visas are granted only to foreigners who are considered necessary and skilled workers, paramedics or investors. Foreigners married to Indonesians are also accepted in Bali.

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and has recorded more than 4,2 million cases of COVID-19, with 142.261 deaths, although infections have declined in recent weeks after peaking in mid-July. 2021.

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