The Bali Provincial Police says it will heighten security at the island’s main entry points ahead of, during, and after the Christmas and New Year holidays amid an expected influx of visitors from other parts of Indonesia.
Bali Provincial Police Chief Putu Jayan Danu Putra said Sunday that travelers coming through Ngurah Rai International Airport, Gilimanuk Port, Padangbai Port, Benoa Port, and Mengwi Bus Terminal will be under intense surveillance to prevent imported cases of COVID-19.
The operation is expected to go from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2.
During this period, other places of interest, including houses of worship, shopping centers, and tourism hotspots, will also be closely monitored to ensure COVID-19 protocol compliance. In all, some 1,500 Bali Provincial Police personnel will be deployed to enforce restrictions at borders and throughout the island.
Bali’s COVID-19 Task Force previously announced that parties and fireworks will not be allowed during the holiday season. Businesses in Bali may be fined IDR1 million or ordered to close – either temporarily or permanently – should they violate COVID-19 health protocols.