Bali Tourism Relies on Vaccination to Survive the Pandemic
80% of what makes up for Bali is the tourism industry. Imagine the struggling during the pandemic with this situation? It is a disaster. After the spread of the virus was staged as a pandemic in 2020, the fear of people losing their source of income in Bali was even bigger. Normally, in top attractions of Bali such as Kuta, Seminyak, Ubud, and Canggu; you would notice congestions. A bunch of tourists scooted here and there swarming the beaches, fine restaurants, luxury accommodations; living their life to the fullest in the paradise island. Bali has eventually become a ghost town with lots of empty buildings with no occupancy making them alive.
Life Is a Struggle Everyday
Hotels and villas are busy but it is not for the sake of tourism. In the middle of the economic crisis, health becomes the focus of the moment. Many accommodations are now isolation centers for Covid-19. The government continues to advise and encourage the local citizens to not give up on the sad reality. The government supports the locals by donating a sum of money to aid small business units to establish. The encouragement also includes the citizen attending to their need for food by taking care of the fields and growing their own veggies in the first place. This is because the price for our primary needs rises up. Moreover, importing is nearly impossible since every country experiences the same event.
To suppress the number of people contracting the virus, the local government in Bali has been promoting strict regulations on traveling and operational business hours. There is the practice of wearing masks daily as well. A policy was established to banning people from going outside unless it is a case of emergency. We also adopt ‘work from home’ and ‘school from home’ policies.
Bali, the Long Lost Fame, Is It Possible To Recover?
Bali is famous all around the globe. It is the small island in the center part of Indonesia that contributes most to the country’s income for foreign exchange. No wonder it was nominated as the 4th world record of best travel destinations in the world by Tripadvisor for 2 years in 2018 and the latter 2019. Bali is such a beauty and people are addicted to visit and decide to stay in Bali for a lifetime. Its slow pace and rich cultural heritage and natural landscapes are dreams for the non-residents. The tiny island makes easy mobility for one to discover many places which means more exciting spots to discover. We are positive that once Covid-19 is over, people can regain the enjoyment they have missed out on in the course of lockdown. Now, it is just a matter of time and of course, vaccination.
Bali Tourism and Vaccination in 2021
If compared to the significant amount of Bali tourism sector in its essence with the amount reduced after Covid-19, it is surprisingly drastic. We depend 80% our source of income in this field. However, there is a decrease of 82% from our tourism sector. That’s a minus! United Nation World Tourism Organization predicted that the tourism revival can be possible to achieve in 2022-2023. In the beginning of 2021, vaccinations have been distributed to a large scale of medical personnel, public officials, elderlies, and tourism actors.
Cited from jakartaglobe.id published on April 12, Indonesia already has more than 15 million of their citizens vaccinated. Some are preceded with the second dose as well. The overall number creates 5.7% of the total Indonesians. Currently, there are two kinds of Covid-19 vaccinations offered. Those are AstraZeneca vaccine and Sinovac vaccine.
On June-July 2021, three concentrated regions of Ubud, Nusa Dua, and Sanur are to be the pilot project to test out international tourism to run in Bali for the first time after the pandemic. We certainly are excited to do our best in preparation for this.
We really hope that tourism will soon be in the breeze. In the meantime, don’t forget to always take care of your health. KajaNe Bali Villas are modern tropical villas in three locations of prime spots in Bali. Regarding the project held by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, we are so looking forward to delivering you our excellent services. Concerning the anticipation for the virus, we elevate our health protocol to induce safety during your stay here. More importantly, we are CHSE certified. We are bestowed by the government to be one of the destinations for private villas that are already observed the set standards for Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environment Sustainability. Contact us now for reservation through our phone number at +0361 4792361 or simply send us a direct message at [email protected].