BALI, THE IMAGE – Bali Governor I Wayan Koster, Tuesday (9/3/2021) stipulated Governor Regulation Number 10 of 2021 concerning Implementation of Discipline and Law Enforcement of Health Protocols as Efforts to Prevent and Control Corona Virus Disease 2019 in a New Era of Life on March 4, 2021 and Circular Number 06 of 2021 concerning the Extension of the Enactment of Restrictions on Village / Village Based Community Activities in the New Era of Life in Bali Province on March 8, 2021
Circular Number 06 of 2021 is made based on the Instruction of the Minister of Home Affairs Number 05 of 2021 concerning the Extension of Limitation of Micro-Based Community Activities and Optimizing the 2019 Corona Virus Disease Management Post at the Village and Sub-District Levels for Control of the Spread of Corona Virus Disease 2019, Bali Governor Regulation Number 10 of 2021 concerning the Implementation of Discipline and Law Enforcement of Health Protocols as Efforts to Prevent and Control Corona Virus Disease 2019 in a New Era Life Order and Circular of the Governor of Bali Number 3355 of 2020 concerning the New Era Life Order Protocol.
These two regulations were established because of the high level of Covid-19 transmission in the province of Bali at this time, which was marked by an increase in daily Covid-19 cases and the need for all parties to maintain health, comfort, security and safety for the Balinese people. In this stipulation, there are several new regulations which are amendments from the previous Circular Letter (Circular Number 05 of 2021), namely activities in restaurants / restaurants / stalls and the like for on-site services are carried out at a maximum of 50% of normal capacity which was originally limited to operating hours up to by 21.00 Wita and can operate until 22.00 WIB, while still implementing more stringent health protocols. Meanwhile, food service via take-out / take-out is still permitted according to operating hours activities in shopping centers / malls operating from up to 21:00 have been relaxed and can operate until 22:00 hours local time by implementing more stringent health protocols.
For public facilities, customary, religious and socio-cultural activities, it is permitted to be opened and implemented with a maximum capacity limitation of 50% (fifty percent) with the implementation of a more stringent health protocol with a very limited number of participants and a very limited duration of time, the regulations of which are stipulated by Regional regulations (Perda) or Regional Head Regulations (Perkada), as well as requiring a rapid antigen test for the committee and attendees.
For Domestic Travel Players (PPDN) who will enter the Bali area, there are changes to the provisions. Those who travel by air are required to show a certificate of negative results from the PCR-based swab test no later than 2 x 24 hours before departure or a certificate of negative results from the Rapid Test Antigen test, which was originally 1 x 24 hours changed to a maximum of 2 x 24 hours before departure. Meanwhile, travelers using land and sea transportation are still required to show a negative result of the PCR-based swab test or a negative result of the Rapid Antigen Test no later than 3 x 24 hours before departure.
With looser regulation, it is hoped that it will provide greater opportunities for traders and other business actors to increase community economic activities. “This Circular Letter comes into force on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 until Monday, March 22, 2021,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Governor Regulation is a change from Governor Regulation Number 46 of 2020 concerning the Implementation of Discipline and Law Enforcement of Health Protocols as Efforts to Prevent and Control Corona Virus Disease 2019 in a New Era of Life. The basis for the consideration of this Governor Regulation is that the current high level of Covid-19 transmission in the province of Bali is marked by an increase in daily Covid-19 cases, and the direction of the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs at the Coordination Meeting via vicon on March 2, 2021.
This Governor Regulation adds to the regulations regarding sanctions for foreign citizens (WNA) or foreign tourists visiting Bali. Violation of health protocols for them will be subject to a fine of Rp. 1,000,000, – (one million rupiah) for the first violation and Deportation for the second violation. Handling violations by foreigners or foreign tourists, apart from involving elements of the TNI, POLRI, and / or Satpol PP, also involves related vertical agencies such as the Regional Office of Law and Human Rights in Bali Province.
The province of Bali continues to receive special attention in handling Covid-19 from the central government. This can be seen from Bali gets priority in the distribution of the Bali vaccine with the direction and permission of the Minister of Health. The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy will establish a Free Covid Corridor, namely the determination of Green Zones in 3 (three) regions. The three areas are Ubud (Gianyar), ITDC (Nusa Dua, Badung), and Sanur (Denpasar). The Free Covid-19 Corridor is a new pattern in handling safe Covid-19 travel travel, namely by forming a healthy zone that is free from Covid-19 through a comprehensive vaccination program for people who live and have activities in the Zone or Area.
The Covid-19 Vaccination Program as a whole aims to reduce the transmission / transmission of Covid-19, reduce morbidity and mortality due to Covid-19, achieve herd immunity and protect the public from Covid-19. “With the Free Covid Corridor Program, this is a pre-condition for the opening stage of tourism for foreign tourists,” he concluded.***