New Travel Health and Safety Protocols Implemented in Bali to Welcome Back Global Visitors
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Having seen an increase numbers of tourists, The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (MoTCE) of Indonesia has made massive strides to ensure a safe Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) protocols in Bali. Namely #InDOnesiaCare, they prioritize safe travel procedures for Bali's visitors, as the international flights reopen.
The new protocols signify the government's effort to revitalize its tourism and local economy, as the city has started to see an increase of flights to over 50%, according to the state-owned airport operator, PT Angkasa Pura I.
"These protocols ensure a smooth travel experience, while prioritizing the health and safety for all domestic and global visitors who are coming to Bali. We believe that the tourism and creative economy sector can return to productivity, but most importantly remain safe from COVID-19." said Director of Communication MoTCE Agustini Rahayu.
The new protocols include regular disinfectant procedures, safe physical distancing, and temperature checking at every relevant venue. Before entering Bali, visitors are required to present a negative swab test result and provide the QR-code to be verified by the Ministry of Health officer at immigration stations. The QR-code can be retrieved by filling the Electronic Health Card Application Form on eHAC Indonesia Electronic Health Card app.
The CHSE protocols also maximize various digital and online services to minimize direct contact all the way to the airport exit. Pick up and transfer services are also in line with the new standard of operation, which include mandatory masks and sanitizers in all transport services.
The comprehensive health protocols also continue when visitors arrive at their place of stay. All baggage will be disinfected on arrival, while the check-in process will be done with minimal contact, utilizing digital technology where possible.
"Every place, destination, or any tourism businesses that has passed the CHSE's assessment will earn an official certified sign of #InDOnesiaCare. Meaning the place complies to the new protocols so people can travel safely in Bali. All this was put in place so everyone involved – both tourists and people working in the industry, can feel safe whilst enjoying the beauty a thriving Bali has to offer." Agustini added.