Domestic tourism on the rise as Bali hits 4,500 daily visitors in April
Bali is seeing a gradual increase in the number of domestic tourists this month with a daily average of 4,500 visitors, Indonesian Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said today.
In a live press conference, the minister said the daily average was between 2,000 and 2,500 visitors in January. The number has since almost doubled at this point to around 4,000 and 4,500 visitors.
“It’s a good achievement,” noted Sandiaga.
“Because with better compliance with health protocols, which makes [tourists] feeling safe and comfortable, we can start cultivating confidence among domestic tourists so that they can be active and mobile in Bali. ”
Sandiaga added that officials are working on preparing designated green areas in the province and controlling transmission in high-risk areas.
As of today, Bali has successfully reduced the number of its COVID-19 ‘red zones’ from five regions April 11 to only one, namely the regency of Badung. However, other towns and regencies in the province are still designated as “orange zones”, which means they present an average risk of transmission.
Uptrend in domestic tourism set to drop next month as Indonesia prepares to impose mudik return home exodus prohibit and tighten travel restrictions for the period before and after the ban on Eid al-Fitr holidays.
Read also — Indonesia prepares for Bali to reopen in mid-2021