Indonesian government plans to reopen Bali for holidays in October

Culture 18/05/2020

Holiday hotspot Bali could reopen to tourists in October, thanks to its success in controlling the coronavirus outbreak, their government says.

Bali had reported 343 coronavirus cases and four deaths as of last week, a significantly lower fatality rate than the rest of Indonesian archipelago.

Ni Wayan Giri Adnyani, secretary of the ministry, said Friday that if the infection curve continues to improve, the tourism ministry is hoping to revitalise destinations and do promotional work for some parts of the country, including Bali, between June and October.

Foreign tourist arrivals into Indonesia fell more than 60 percent in March when compared to the same month last year.