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Indonesia to reopen Bali to international flights on October 14

Indonesia plans to reopen the airport within the resort island of Bali for worldwide flights on October 14, after closing it for greater than a 12 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Funding Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan mentioned Monday the airport will open to worldwide flight so long as it fulfills necessities for quarantine and testing.

Worldwide arrivals should present proof of resort bookings for a compulsory eight-day quarantine.

“We’re open to a number of nations, together with South Korea, China, Japan, United Arab Emirates and New Zealand,” Pandjaitan mentioned.

Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous nation, has recorded greater than 4.2 million Covid-19 circumstances with 142,261 deaths, however infections have decreased in the previous few weeks after peaking in mid-July.

Tourism and Economic system Minister Sandiaga Uno mentioned Bali’s reopening will deal with travellers and returning expatriates who used to dwell in Bali.

The federal government remains to be finalising some steps together with lists of nations with direct flights to Bali.

“An important precedence is the protection of the Indonesian individuals by way of well being and being protected against the potential spike in new circumstances of Covid-19,” Uno mentioned.

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