Jakarta, IndonesiaApril 11, 2022 / PRNewswire / – For the first time since taking up the post of Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy in 2020, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno went for a working visit to Australia on 6 – April 10, 2022. The agenda of the business visit consisted of restoring the tourism industry between the two countries and developing education, training and curriculum in tourism, as well as formally inviting Australian tourists to visit Indonesiaespecially their long-missing second home Bali.
As of April 5, 2022, the Indonesian government lifted several major travel restrictions due to COVID-19 for international travelers, including removal of entry PCR testing and quarantine based on certain criteria, as well as resetting visas on arrival. With the implementation of this easing measure, Indonesia expects an influx of foreign tourists this year to exceed 3 million.
“At least in the next few periods, we are aiming for 1.4 million tourist visits Australia, and this is to make sure we are ready, so we need to accelerate the promotion efforts in the market. The procedure for entering Bali now it’s easier than ever. It is a golden time to fulfill the dream of basking in the warmth of of Bali the sun was paired nicely with the warm hospitality of its people, ”Sandiaga said.
Back home, the minister flew aboard the Jetstar Australia, full, from Sidney in Denpasar consisting of 335 passengers, showing great enthusiasm from Australian tourists approaching the Easter holidays.
Travel restrictions facilitated
Several major restrictions on Indonesian international travel have now been deregulated. First, mandatory PCR testing on arrival is no longer a requirement if foreign tourists show no symptoms of COVID-19. Second, the quarantine requirement is now lifted for those who received the second and third COVID-19 vaccines.
Third, visas on arrival are now reinstalled for 43 countries, inclusive Australia. As for international entry points, there are 10 airports available to cater for international flights, including I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali.
Due to the high demand for direct flights from Australia to Balithe route of the direct flight from Sidney to Denpasar via Jetstar Australia The Boeing 787-8 is now resumed after a two year hiatus with three scheduled flights available weekly. In addition, there are also four direct scheduled flights from Melbourne to Denpasar available weekly and a direct scheduled flight from Perth in Denpasar available every day.
Ni Wayan Giri Adnyani, interim deputy for marketing at the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, added: “We have been actively working with various partners, such as Jetstar, to provide better connectivity to bring Australians back to Bali. On March 14, we welcomed 26 high-profile Australian media outlets to amplify the message Indonesiaespecially Baliis now open and excited to welcome visitors from Australia. “
As an additional pull factor, the Indonesian government focuses on renewal of Bali tourism concept exploring adventure travel, ecotourism or ethno-tourism. “Post-pandemic, of Indonesia tourism, in particular Baliwill undergo several significant improvements, further emphasizing an emerging market of specialized small group tours that offer more sustainable, social, affordable and ultimately transformative experiences for travelers, ”Sandiaga added.
The Minister hoped that this quality tourism would be effective in limiting potential environmental degradation, while facilitating opportunities for travelers to enjoy eco-conscious stays and activities in Bali. Furthermore, this strategy for environmentally friendly tourism is in line with the of Indonesia vision as a guest and chairman of the presidency of this year’s G20 meetings which envisages the achievement of sustainable development.
For more information on the Ministry’s further agenda and initiatives, visit https://www.indonesia.travel
Interim Director of Tourism Marketing for Asia Pacific
Mrs. Agustini Rahayu (Ayu)
SOURCE of Indonesia Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy