THE BALI Provincial Tourism Office has prepared a standard operating procedure (SOP) for accepting foreign tourists if Bali is allowed to accept them back.

According to the Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, Putu Astawa during the World Tourism Day Bali Series Online Talk Show entitled ‘Reviewing Bali Hospitality Industry in the Gate Opening’, Tuesday (7/27) said that starting from tourists, the scenario will land in Ngurah Rai, what documents What is needed, what are the entry requirements, handling at the airport, the SOP has been prepared including disciplined and supervised health protocols.

“If Bali has been given the green light to receive foreign tourists back, they will not immediately accept visits from all countries. If at the time it is announced that Bali will open its borders, we cannot open it to all countries. Choose countries with low COVID-19 transmission,” said Putu.

He explained that the scenario for welcoming foreign tourists to Bali was only those who had arrived from countries with a low risk of COVID-19 transmission. In addition, they must also have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must carry a COVID-19 free certificate.

“They also have to register for e-HAC. Preparations before flying to Bali in preparation before flying to Bali, when preparing a visit visa, foreign tourists must already have insurance that covers the handling of COVID-19. 2 hours before boarding the plane, they were tested again whether they were free from COVID-19,” Putu noted.

He added, well, upon arrival in Bali, the foreign tourists will have their body temperature checked. If they have a temperature of more than 37.3 degrees Celsius, they will go through further inspection in a special room. If they have symptoms of COVID-19, they will be directed to the hospital. Meanwhile, for those without symptoms, as well as foreign tourists whose temperature is below 37.3 degrees Celsius, they can continue their journey to the document inspection and e-HAC section.

“After landing, the KKP (Port Health Office) swab again. Wait for the results 24 hours. Then they will be directed to the Immigration section, collect their baggage, go through customs checks, and be picked up by special transportation that has been prepared to the quarantine hotel they have ordered,” he remarked.

Quarantine hotels, he continued, are located in the green zone of Bali, namely Sanur, Ubud and Nusa Dua. Quarantine at hotels While in quarantine hotels, foreign tourists are advised to stay in their rooms until the test results at the airport come out. If the results are positive, they will be directed to the designated hospital. The location is still in the green zone of Bali.

Meanwhile, for those whose results are negative, they are required to quarantine 5×24 hours before another PCR test and continue their journey if the results are negative. For positive results, they will be directed to the hospital. However, before they can continue their journey, for those whose test results are negative, they will be given a clearance letter from the KKP. One of the requirements for foreign tourists to travel in Bali if the border has been opened is to have travel insurance that covers COVID-19.

“This applies to paying for further examination fees at the hospital if their test results are positive for COVID-19. Our preparations, those who come are those who carry COVID-19 insurance. If exposed to COVID-19, the entire cost will be borne by the person concerned,” he added.

Putu continued, health facilities ranging from hospitals to designated health workers are available in the green zone. Free to travel in the green zone after five days of quarantine and the results are negative, tourists are welcome to move to another hotel in the green zone that has been CHSE certified.

“Not only that, they are also free to visit a row of CHSE-certified tourist attractions in the green zone. This is what we want. Even if you can, you won’t need to quarantine if you have been vaccinated twice. Principles like this will be applied equally to Balinese people who leave Indonesia (and return to the country),” Putu concluded. [sources/photo special]