Bali is officially planning to reopen for international tourists starting in September according to local media.
Bali Governor, Wayan Koster stated that domestic tourism will resume on July 9th, 2020 and will continue into August. If at that time local transmission is low, Bali will reopen its borders to foreign tourists.
“Once again I emphasize, this is just a plan, not a schedule that will definitely be implemented,” explained the Governor.
“Whether or not this is carried out will greatly depend on the situation and the dynamics of the development of Covid-19 in the field, especially local transmission in Bali.” Koster added.
This is the first time the Bali Governor has given a timeline on when international tourism would resume on the island of the gods.
The economy in Bali collapsed when the pandemic began with up to 80% of the island’s GDP relying on tourism.
Bali will first open to domestic tourism starting on July 9th.
Popular tourist attractions including Ubud’s famous Monkey Forest will reopen on the same day.
If the island keeps the Covid-19 pandemic under control, they will reopen their borders to foreign tourists.