During his weekly press conference held Monday, 07 June 2021, Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, emphasized that he continues to advance his plans to establish between Indonesia and selected international destinations.
Each travel pathway will be organized under a separate Travel Corridor Arrangement (TCA) with each respective destination. These arrangement protocols will ensure that all the needed precautions are in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Quoted by Kompas.com, Sandiaga said: “To welcome foreign tourists to Bali when the borders are reopened, we continue the preparations while carefully examining the latest data. The implementation of Travel Corridor Arrangements (TCA) requires careful preparations, even though the President is targeting the commencement of TCA for July.”
Sandiaga said that the Government is only projecting 1.53 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2021.Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno
Sandiaga said the uncertain and ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19 remains the main obstacle to reopening Indonesia to tourism. The Minister confided that Indonesia could not begin to rely again on foreign tourism until 2024. Continuing, Sandiaga said that the Government is only projecting 1.53 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2021.
In the meantime, Indonesia is focusing on domestic tourism.
The rules and regulations for the proposed TCA have yet to be finalized but will encompass areas that include PCR testing, proof of vaccination, and specific zones designated for travel. In Bali, Sanur, Ubud, and Nusa Dua have been designated as “green zones” and open to tourist activities.