The Indonesian island, which closed its borders and suspended its visas-on-arrival policy in March, has reported some success in managing the coronavirus outbreak. As of Friday, the archipelago reported 343 cases and four deaths, a fatality rate of 1.2%, which is below the national average of 6.4%, according to Reuters.
If Bali manages to maintain low infection rates, the tourism ministry is hoping to reopen its borders with strict health protocols to international visitors from October. To safely reopen hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions, a new CHS (Cleanliness, Health, and Safety) program will be rolled out that sets out guidelines for increased health, hygiene and safety standards. It's hoped the program will restore visitors' confidence in the safety of Bali as a destination.