The challenging days are sunsetting. With the Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno taking extra care to Bali as still the centre point of the tourism industry here in Indonesia, and South East Asia, the counteractive measure has and will be taken, prioritise, first hand. Also taking into high considerations that the government of Bali Province are already on the brink of bankruptcy at this time.
However, there’s a slice of hope as, according to Sandiaga Uno, the Indonesian government is in talks with different countries like China, South Korea and Singapore for potential travel bubbles to allow travellers to visit the island.
Vaccines are the steps after the very good CHSE protocol training and certifications have been landed in the industry last year. Crucial to Indonesia’s plan is rolling out the vaccine in Bali and other tourism sites like Bintan and Batam and inoculate a large portion of the population. However, one of the roadblocks to this plan is the shortage of vaccines worldwide.
Same with many countries, Indonesia prioritised shots for the elderly and frontline workers in Covid-19 hotspots such as Jakarta, but a new directive from President Joko Widodo aims to include Bali in the list.
Indonesia has inoculated over 10.6 million people so far, the most in Southeast Asia. This has greatly helped decrease the number of infections per day by half from nearly 11,000 down to 5,000 daily cases.