Indonesia is planning to reopen the airport in the resort island of Bali for international flights on October 14, after being closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coordinator for Maritime Affairs and Investments Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said on Monday that the airport will open for international flight as long as it meets the requirements of quarantine and testing.
International arrivals must show proof of hotel booking for the mandatory eight-day quarantine.
Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, has recorded more than 4.2 million COVID-19 cases, with 142,261 deaths, but infections have slowed in the past few weeks after peaking in mid-July.
Tourism and Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said Bali’s reopening would focus on travelers and expatriates who lived in Bali.
The government is still finalizing some steps, including a list of countries with direct flights to Bali.