Although pandemic, Indonesia moving forward with plans to reopen the island to foreign visitors in the near future.
Three popular tourist destinations in Bali have officially been designated green zones.
As previously hinted, officials have settled on Ubud, Sanur, and the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) area in Nusa Dua as green zones.
Bali Governor Wayan Koster explained that it was part of a new “COVID-19 safe travel” strategy.
Wayan said that the decision was made under instructions and approval from Indonesia’s Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin and Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno.
The green zones are part of a “Free COVID Corridor” program and the first step of this strategy is to vaccinate everyone who resides and conducts activities in the designated areas.
Wayan said that more than 50,000 people in Ubud are going to be vaccinated as part of this particular program, as well as over 60,000 people in Nusa Dua, and nearly 27,000 people in Sanur, who are residing in villages and sub-districts that have been officially selected.