Jakarta (Agencies) – The holiday island of Bali will gradually open for all international travellers starting from Feb. 4, a senior minister said on Monday.
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan also told a news conference that the period of time for coronavirus quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers into Indonesia had been shortened from seven to five days.
In October, the government announced that Bali, which has seen its tourist sector hit hard by the pandemic, would reopen for certain international arrivals.
The government allowed international travelers from several countries, including South Korea, China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand to visit the island.
At that time, foreign nationals wishing to enter Bali will be required to show proof of hotel room reservation for the mandatory eight-day quarantine at their own expense.
The tourist island closed its doors to international visitors in April 2020 and plans for reopening for foreign arrivals had been postponed several times due to case resurgences.