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Bali plans to reopen to international tourists next month

Love it or loathe it, a trip to Bali is a rite of passage for many Australians.

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Under the plan, destinations including Bali, Batam and Bintan would become “locomotive” regions

Speaking in March, Indonesia’s Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno said Australia was among several countries he hoped could be included in a “COVID-free corridor”

Australia’s international borders are likely to remain closed until at least next year

And now, it’s among a handful of Indonesian destinations slated to reopen to international tourists within weeks.

In a statement issued by Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, authorities announced the nation would look to partially re-open its borders to international visitors from July.

Under the plan, destinations including Bali, Batam and Bintan would become “locomotive” regions, in what the government hopes will “kickstart tourism for the whole country — if the pandemic is handled as well as expected”.

“In preparation, the government has carried out a widespread vaccination program for targeted groups, including the tourism workforce,” the statement said.

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