Bali government relaxes the new requirement to enter the island during the year-end occasion. This change is made in response to many criticisms of the so sudden new regulation that causes Bali tourism sector a massive loss.
In the regulation, the air travelers were required to have a negative PCR test result within 48 hours before flying to Bali, now the validity of the test result is prolonged up to 7 days.
“It means if you already have the negative test result three, four, five to seven days before the flight, you are allowed to come..” said Dewa Made Indra, the regional secretary of the Bali administration as quoted on Baliexpress.
This leniency is an agreement made in the coordination meeting led by the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investments Affairs (Menko Marvest), Luhut Binsar Panjaitan accompanied by the governor of Bali, Wayan Koster on Thursday (17/12) 2 pm local time.
“After taking some suggestions and opinions from the people we held a meeting and implemented some adjustments..” Indra stated.
The validation of the PCR test result is not the only revision made in the meeting. Under the revised regulation the implementation of the new entry requirement is delayed from Friday to Saturday and children below 12 years old are not required to have a negative test result.
Furthermore, the travelers who come from regions without PCR test facilities are allowed to fly to Bali with the condition to do the test right after arriving at the airport.
“The passengers coming from the regions that don’t facilitate PCR test are allowed to come, but when arriving at the airport the officers will lead them to do the PCR test” Explained Indra.