Bali will welcome international tourists from September 11, months after travel ban has been imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster confirmed that the island’s reopening will be gradual. From 9 July, the island will be reopened to local tourists.
While the island shut down tourism, a few locales are still allowed to keep popular beaches such as Canggu Beach and Labuan Sait Beach in Badung regency open to foreign surfers.
The island is praised for how it dealt with the coronavirus outbreak. Being a popular tourist destination, Bali has reported 1,849 coronavirus cases and 20 deaths so far, while Indonesia as a whole has recorded 64,958 cases and 3,241 deaths since early March.
The island is home to hotels operated by industry pioneers such as Marriott International, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Worldwide Holdings. According to official data Bali foreign tourist arrivals slump 22% to 1.04 million in the first quarter from a year ago. The island received a record 6.2 million foreign tourists last year