Bali Governor Wayan Koster said three areas in Bali have been appointed as green zones for international tourists: Ubud, Nusa Dua, and Sanur.
Backed by the Health Ministry and Tourism Ministry, Governor Koster announced the designated green zones in reference to reopening plans for international borders.
He said that the program aims to provide safety for travelers by establishing a COVID-free zone through a comprehensive vaccination program and health and safety standards.
“Covid-19 free corridor is a new way to create a safer tourist destination for travelers,” said Koster when he announced the extension of partial lockdown’s implementation on Tuesday (9/3).
He also explained that the regional government of each district is responsible for supporting the vaccination program in their area by providing recent updates about distribution.
“We already have the data of the residents who will be targeted first to receive vaccines,” Koster added. Four villages in Ubud are expected to receive the vaccine including Ubud village (11,941 residents), Sayan village (8,083 residents), Kedewatan village (6,923 residents), and Petulu village (5,206 residents).
Meanwhile, in Nusa Dua, Badung will prioritize three villages, being Jimbaran (30,133 residents), Benoa (26,173 residents), and Tanjung Benoa (4,152 residents).
Another three villages in Sanur Denpasar including Sanur village (10,970 residents), Sanur Kaja (7,944 residents), and Sanur Kauh (7,892 residents).
Koster urged the people on the island to not be reluctant to get vaccinated so the international travel corridor could reopen as soon as possible.