The Ministry of Health will send 300,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to Bali by the end of March to pursue the Covid-19 vaccination target in Bali.
In the early stages, the distribution of Covid-19 vaccination will be focused on 3 locations designated as “Green Zones”, namely Nusa Dua, Sanur and Ubud. Furthermore, the Covid-19 vaccinations will gradually be distributed to a number of tourist areas, including tourist villages.
In addition to the green tourism zone, Covid-19 vaccinations were also carried out at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. The mass vaccinations which target cross-agency workers in the airport area was carried out as a follow-up to President Jokowi’s recent instructions regarding the acceleration of vaccinations to support the reopening of tourism on the Island of the Gods.
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno said that in accordance with President Joko Widodo’s direction, Bali should be a priority in vaccination efforts. Vaccination in the tourism green zone and Ngurah Rai Airport is an initial step taken by the government.
“This is an effort to support the plan to open the international tourism gates in June-July,” Uno was quoted on Tuesday (23/3).
Regarding the opening of international travel at Ngurah Rai Airport, Uno said the results of coordination with related ministries had reached the finalization stage and will be reported to the President in the near future.
However, Bali is deemed unable to immediately open its international gates in June-July 2021. At minimum, there must still be training and a number of simulations to be carried out.
“Countries whose flight routes will be opened shall be in accordance with their readiness respectively and these numbers should increase. At present, from Europe there is the Netherlands, and from Asia there are Singapore, South Korea and China and one from the Middle East, namely the United Arab Emirates,” he explained.