More Bali's tourists attractions will be re-opened this week: Tanah Lot, Botanical Garden and Jatilu

20 July 2020 - The first stage of "New Era of Life Order Protocol" in Bali is almost coming to an end by the end of this month. The daily lives on the island are starting to get back into normal; but of course, everyone must obey the implementation of "new normal" regulations to curb the spread of Covid-19. 

Many restaurants, hotels, malls and other modern businesses have strictly enacted several measures such as providing sinks to wash hands, body temperature-check in every entrance and ban visitors from entering if they are not wearing a mask. Even some places have provided touch-less panel on parking gates and lifts, also make it compulsory for visitor to register themselves online through an app before entering the venue. Many posters to remind us of keeping social distance have been put up in every corner, red tapes on bench or tables in the food courts are also have become common sights nowadays.

Since 9 July 2020, some attractions have been opened for local visitors such as Bali Safari and Marine Park, Jimbaran Beach, Kuta Beach, and Mertasari Beach. It was such a happy moment to see Kuta street finally were packed with parking motorcycles and few cars passing-by after these few last months have turned into a dead city. Sadly, many businesses along Legian street are still closed until today. 

Other places are also scheduled to be opened this week. Mostly are located in Tabanan region: Bali Botanical Garden, Ulun Danu Bratan temple, Tanah Lot temple, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, and The Blooms Garden. These attractions have been verified as a safe tourism destination based on the certification requirements set by the Tabanan regional government. Nonetheless, the Bali Government tourism office will keep evaluating each of this destination until 31 July 2020 to decide whether finally Bali ready to welcome tourists from other islands in Indonesia as planned or not.

So far, Bali has recorded 2745 positive Covid-19 cases as of Sunday (19/7) evening, with 40 deaths and 1994 recoveries. The provincial administration has reported an increasing number of local transmissions cases recently, particularly in these two regencies Denpasar and Gianyar. This figure is relatively small compared to more than 86,521 cases and 4,143 fatalities in Indonesia.