The Government of Indonesia has confirmed that Bali will reopen to foreign tourists from 11th September, 2020, representing the final step in a three-part plan for the revival of tourism on Indonesia’s most famous holiday island. With cutting-edge new hygiene protocols in place and international safety certification achieved, Panorama Destination is also ready to welcome guests back to Bali, for safe and memorable travels in Indonesia.
By far the archipelago’s most popular holiday destination, Bali is at the forefront of Indonesia’s plans for a tourism revival in the wake of COVID-19. Supported by the Government, Bali’s administration has implemented a three-phase schedule for relaxing restrictions: on 9th July, local businesses and tourist spots were reopened to local residents; on 31st July, domestic tourists were allowed to return; and finally, on 11th September, international visitors will also be permitted to enter the island.
Panorama Destination is working closely with local government, international experts and colleagues in the Indonesian tourism sector to ensure the health and safety of travellers when they return; for example, we recently partnered with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and became part of the ‘Safe Travels’ campaign. Approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these protocols let us provide a standardised service and stringent protective measures for clients in Bali across a range of sectors, including hospitality, attractions, outdoor retail, aviation, airports, cruises, convention centres and MICE.
In addition to Bali, regular assessments have been conducted by local authorities in a range of popular Indonesian tourist destinations, including Yogyakarta, Lombok and Jakarta. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Panorama Destination Indonesia has continued to operate, working alongside government officials in each of its branch offices; Panorama Destination is currently based in Medan, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bali and Labuan Bajo. This network of offices, products and services is equipped with 264 vehicles, ranging from large and medium buses, to medium vans and small vehicles (4-seaters). The Panorama Destination fleet is ready to operate with health protocols in place, including PCR tests for vehicle crews, mandatory use of masks and personal protective equipment and place settings to ensure physical distancing in passengers’ seating arrangements.
Panorama Destination continues to update its safety protocols, policy and operating procedures as new information becomes available and best practices are shared across the industry by leading experts in their respective fields. We have created a dedicated COIVD-19 Health & Safety Policy, which continues to evolve as new developments come to light. Supported by internationally recognised safety protocols from WTTC and in cooperation with the Indonesian Government, Panorama Destination is working to ensure that when clients travel with us, they travel with peace of mind.