Bali is ready to welcome international tourists with all the procedures that we hope to lay together - the regional and central governments.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry is confident that Bali is ready to welcome international tourists.

"Bali is ready to welcome international tourists with all the procedures that we hope to lay down together - the regional and central governments," the Ministry's Crisis Management Special Staff Henky Hotma P. Manurung stated during a webinar observed from here on Wednesday.

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During "Bali's Readiness to Welcome International Tourists" webinar, Manurung noted that one of the reasons for the optimism behind Bali's readiness was due to COVID-19 vaccination having reached 99 percent for the first dose and 90 percent for the second dose.

In addition, most tourism businesses in Bali have received the Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environment Sustainability (CHSE) certification, he pointed out.

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Based on direct review and observation of the service simulation at Ngurah Rai Airport's international arrival terminal, the entire process was simulated in detail and in accordance with stringent health protocols, he affirmed.

According to Manurung, this reflects positively on the confidence of Bali's residents and calls on the international community to visit Bali.

"We are optimistic that the collaboration we have forged was purely to rebuild the spirit of tourism and creative economy workers in Bali and the entire existing ecosystem," Manurung emphasized.

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Meanwhile, Deputy Governor of Bali Tjok Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati stated that Bali's tourism sector is a primary sector that should be looked out for.

The man, who is often referred to as Cok Ace, noted that the people of Bali are ready to welcome international tourists owing to the high percentage of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Furthermore, the people in Bali have diligently complied with health protocols during the pandemic, he stated.

However, Sukawati opined that not too many tourists would visit Bali at the start despite the international airport being opened tomorrow on October 14, 2021.

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