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Bali to welcome international tourists in September

  • News Desk

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 7 2020   /  01:00 am
Tourists visit Melasti Beach in Badung regency, Bali on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.(Antara/Fikri Yusuf)

The Bali provincial administration is preparing to welcome foreign visitors in September, following months of international travel restrictions put in place to stem the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Bali Governor I Wayan Koster has announced a three-step plan to reopen activity in compliance with “new normal” policies. The approach entails reopening the region’s popular tourist destinations to international visitors on Sept. 11. “To that end, we must surrender ourselves and pray so that we will be graced [with good fortune],” the governor said after participating in a local religious ceremony on Sunday as quoted by tribunnews.com. Koster said on Thursday that he had closed tourist destinations in Bali until further notice through a regulation. However, the regulation did not stop several regions in the province from reopening access to popular beaches...