Bali might defer the plan to open up for international tourists

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Planning to visit the tropical region of Bali soon after COVID ends? You might need to reconsider as the governor of the island nation has deferred the decision to open the tropical paradise for at least till the end of this year.

As Bali had planned to open up for tourists this September, due to the surge of Covid-19 across the world, the governor of Bali decided to not open up for the rest of the year. “The situation in Indonesia isn’t conducive to allow international tourists to visit the country, including Bali,” said Wayan Koster, the governor of Bali. He said its the way to spread the combat of the virus.

Being one of the tourism-friendly places, closing its borders for International travel will have a huge impact on GDP however, Bali had open up for domestic tourism for the rest of Indonesia at the end of July. But, the room occupancy on the Island had seen huge loss compared to last year.

The local administration says that opening up for international tourists even while the infection numbers are high will prove detrimental to the location even if it provides relief to the local economy. But, if infection cases rise in Bali and the rest of Indonesia then it will defer tourists for the longest time.

Bali has 4576 cases of Coronavirus and 52 people have died from it and Indonesia as a whole has 155,000 cases with 6759 deaths

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