The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is planning the opening of tourism in Bali through the Free Covid Corridor or travel corridor planned for June or July 2021. The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy and Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno said the opening of tourism must meet a number of requirements, including controlled Covid-19 numbers, and increased levels of health protocol compliance with 3M, as well as 3T reinforcement, and vaccinations. The government itself is targeting as many as 2 million Balinese people to receive the Covid19 vaccine in June.
Countries that will explore cooperation with Bali for the implementation of this travel corridor are prioritized for having a travel corridor agreement concept with a high vaccination rate, implementing a strong 3 T, having a reciprocal relationship with this island, and having a return home policy in accordance with the need for health factors in Bali. Furthermore, he continued, there were several countries that had been mentioned in the meeting, such as the Netherlands, China, Dubai or the Middle East, and Singapore. "Later we will choose, so there are several countries to be discussed but this will be finalized depending on the travel corridor arrangement in each country," he said.
The opening of tourism on the Island of the Gods with this concept starts in 3 green zones namely Nusa Dua, Ubud, and Sanur. Then, the opening will be tested before next June or July. With a low mortality rate due to COVID-19 and as a major tourist destination in Indonesia, Bali hopes to be the first area in Indonesia to open up and adapt to new situations amid the pandemic. This is what is expected and is being done by various parties in Bali, which, like many other regions in the world, has its economy affected by the coronavirus pandemic.