This is the good news of the week, expected for so long!
“The government will conduct a no-quarantine trial for foreign travelers who come to Bali, which will take effect on March 14 under our current plan,” the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said after a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and several cabinet members.
During the planned trial period, foreign travelers coming to Bali must meet several requirements, Luhut said.
First, they must show payment for hotel bookings that have been paid for at least four days. Second, they must have received complete or booster vaccine doses against Covid-19.
Third, they will take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival and agree to wait for the results in their hotel room until the negative test results come out. Today, the standard test result usually comes out in 24 hours, but one can pay more for an expedited result.
“After being declared negative, they can be free to do any activities,” Luhut said. The foreign travelers will take another PCR test on the third day at their respective hotels.
Hopefully this trial period will be successful and mark the end of the pandemic!