Governor Koster Conveys Bali’s Readiness If Bali-Japan Flights Are Opened

r/btt – Bali Governor Wayan Koster attended a video conference of a limited meeting with the Indonesian Ambassador to Japan Heri Akhmadi, President Director of Garuda Indonesia Irfaniaputra and agencies and stakeholders related to economic recovery and Bali tourism from Jaya Sabha, Denpasar on Monday.

This meeting discussed the current situation in Japan and in Bali to see the possibility of reopening Bali tourism to Japanese tourists in the near future.

Bali Governor Wayan Koster said the Bali Provincial Government had prepared and anticipated long ago if the tap for foreign tourists had reopened.

“We have carried out the precondition stage of tightening the health protocol with a number of joint policy instruments in the province of Bali for foreign tourists,” said the former member of the DPR RI for the three periods.

The governor added that Bali province has prepared itself to accept tourists from the airport to tourist destinations. Among other things, the certification policy for tourism businesses to ensure safety according to health protocols.

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“If this is allowed to start opening, we will carry out management and we make sure it can be managed properly,” said the son of Sembiran Village, Buleleng.

Readiness was also conveyed by the President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Irfaniaputra. According to him, the survey results show that the interest of foreign tourists to Bali is still high. Therefore, Garuda Indonesia said that it is ready to re-operate the traditional route of direct flights from Bali to Japan.

“There’s no need for another transit. Because today in this pandemic condition, when it opens, many people hope to fly directly, “he said.

Garuda’s readiness is also supported by the success of being awarded as one of the 20 airlines in the world considered safe for traveling in pandemic conditions.

The Indonesian Ambassador to Japan Heri Akhmadi hopes that this meeting will be a preparation so that when tourism actually opens, the process can be carried out immediately.

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“80 percent of the Japanese tourists’ destination is Bali,” said the Ambassador who is also a former member of the Indonesian Parliament.

Therefore, the Indonesian Embassy in Japan considers it important to reopen the Bali-Japan flight route if conditions allow

European Director I of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kemenlu), Ida Bagus Made Bimantara (Sade) said that the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Bali Provincial Government have agreed to expand the implementation of CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environment Sustainability) standards throughout Bali as a preparatory step. opening of foreign tourism.

This meeting was also attended by the Director of Immigration Traffic, Directorate General of Immigration, Ministry of Law and Human Rights Cucu Koswala, Regional Tourism Marketing Director II Sigit Witjaksono, Head of BI Tokyo Representative Causa Iman Karana, Head of Bank Indonesia Representative Office for Bali Province Trisno Nugroho, Head of Bali Province Tourism Office I Putu Astawa and other relevant stakeholders.(btt)