One of Indonesia’s top officials has set a specific date for the partial reopening of Bali to foreign travelers. At a virtual conference yesterday, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment Affairs, said the island’s Ngurah Rai International Airport would begin accepting international passenger flights on October 14.
International travelers will be required to undergo testing before travel as well mandatory quarantine when they arrive on the island. Proof of hotel bookings is required for a mandatory eight-day quarantine at the traveler’s own expense.
“We are open to several countries, including South Korea, China, Japan, United Arab Emirates, and New Zealand,” Pandjaitan said.
Tourism and Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said Bali’s partial reopening will focus on travelers and returning expatriates who used to live in Bali. It is still unclear if tourists will be allowed to enter the island.