From higher prices to longer airport waiting times: how your trip to Bali will never be the same when it opens to tourists after COVID-19
- Holidaymakers can expect big changes when Bali reopens to foreign tourists
- Revised operating procedures and health protocols become a new standard
- Affects arrival, immigration process, hotel check-in and sightseeing
- Here’s how you can help people affected by Covid-19
Bali will never be the same when the holiday island returns to tourists after the coronavirus pandemic.
The Bali Tourism Board is preparing a series of revised standard procedures and health protocols, which will become the new standard when travel restrictions decrease, which could be as early as October.
Holidaymakers can expect everything from the moment they arrive on the island, from airport arrivals and immigration process to cleanliness of tourist attractions and entrances, hotel check-in and higher accommodation prices.
There are already plans for Nusa Dua to become the first province on the island to be reopened to tourism, followed by Ubud, Kuta and other areas frequented by holidaymakers.
Refurbished arrival procedures at the airport become the new standard for tourists when they return to Bali. Depicted is a domestic traveler having his health documents checked by airport security at Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali
Hotel prices are also expected to rise as part of an overhaul that operators say will improve the quality of Bali tourism.
“I am confident that this process will make Bali a destination of even higher quality because we have a premium product with a premium price,” said Vice President of the Bali Hotel General Managers Association, I Made Ramia Adnyana. Coconuts.
IHGMA vice chairman Ketut Swabawa added: “[Because] even if the hotels already apply hygiene [standard], but beyond [the staff] do not have the same standard, we can expect a second wave of COVID-19.
It comes a week after the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy announced that a cleanliness, health and safety (CHS) program will be implemented in all tourist destinations.
Nusa Dua is expected to become the first province in Bali to open up again to foreign tourists
Bali will become a pilot project in the implementation of the CHS program, which will later be extended to other regions in Indonesia.
The CHS movement aims to increase tourist confidence in Indonesia’s tourist destinations and industry after COVID-19 to encourage more tourist movements and visits in Indonesia, which are sure to be dominated by domestic tourists in the early stages Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Secretary Ni Wayan Giri Adnyani told reporters.
“In this way, it is expected that a clean, healthy and safe destination and tourism sector can be realized, so that it does not pose a health risk to tourists, managers and the community.”
Officials hope that Indonesian tourism will return to the pre-corona virus in 2021.
About 20,000 Australians visited Bali at some point before the pandemic in front of the number of foreign tourists arrival in Indonesia plunged by 60 percent in March when the outbreak spread worldwide.
On May 28, there were 415 cases of coronavirus in Bali, including 302 recoveries and four deaths.
“COVID-19 is widely distributed in Indonesia, including Bali,” a warning to Australians said on the Smart Traveler website.
Hotel prices are also expected to rise post-coronavirus. Shown is the Coral View Villas Hotel in Lipah Bay, East Bali
International tourists are expected to return to Bali from October. Depicted are tourists enjoying Padang Padang Beach prior to the pandemic