To curb the coronavirus transmission specifically for the new year occasion, the Bali government prohibits new year celebrations, fireworks, and booze. This regulation is meant to anticipate the expected domestic tourism boost in the coming weeks.
As mentioned in the circular that imposes the regulation, the government will give sanctions such as a fine of IDR100,000 (US$7) for individuals without masks and a fine of IDR1 million (US$71) for businesses that fail to provide health protocol facilities.
The governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, demanded all officials involved to spread the circular and implement the regulation with responsibility.
“To regents/mayors, heads of villages throughout Bali, as well as related parties, to coordinate, communicate and spread the circular and implement it in an orderly, disciplined and responsible manner” he said in Gedung Gajah Meeting Room, Jayasabha, Denpasar on Tuesday (15/12) as quoted by Denpasarnow.
According to Coconuts.co there are three major activities which are prohibited:
1) Organizing New Year celebrations both indoors and outdoors
2) Lighting fireworks and the likes
3) Getting drunk on alcohol.
Furthermore, the Bali government also tightens its requirements to enter Bali including negative PCR test results and the e-HAC (Health Alert Card) form for all air travelers, and negative rapid test results for travelers who use other modes of transportation.
The new regulation will be implemented from this Friday to Jan, 4 2021.