The Secretary of Gianyar I Made Gede Wisnu Wijaya said, Gianyar has prepared three stages to reopen international tourism.
The first phase, namely in March-June 2021, will carry out a vaccination program in four villages selected as green zone areas. The four villages are Ubud, Sayan, Kedawan, Pelulu.
“We have determined the four villages with the consideration that the area is close to the administrative center of the Ubud sub-district. Also, the village has a lot of hotels, restaurants, and tourist destinations,” said Wisnu on Wednesday, March 10.
The total population of the four villages is around 32,153 people and tourist workers from outside Ubud around 18 thousand people.
Wisnu is still waiting for the vaccine to arrive in Gianyar Regency.
Furthermore, in May-June they will complete vaccinations, strengthening testing, tracing, and isolation as well as monitoring the implementation of health protocols in hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.
The second stage, from July to September 2021, will open tourist attractions for domestic tourists and oversee the mobility of residents in and out of the green zone as well as monitoring public health protocols.
From October to December, an external evaluator will conduct an assessment for the preparation of tourists.
Finally, in the third phase, January to March 2022, the administration will prepare a COVID-19 referral hospital for isolation, make trials for the opening of foreign tourists, and coordinate with international travel agencies.
“April is the official opening of the green zone in Ubud and the Nusa Dua area for foreign tourists,” he said.