Indonesia expects to receive at least 7.4 million international arrivals to produce a $ 6 billion exchange following the spike in foreign tourists last year.
Sandiaga Uno said his office is still deliberating the rule to re-allow visitors to climb up the Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java.
The rising flights costs have resulted in a declining numbers of domestic and international tourists in Bali.
Work in Paradise: Digital Nomad Visa Woos Tourists to Stay Longer in Bali
TheIndonesia.id - Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is currently drafting the regulation on visa for digital nomads in Bali to allow more tourists to work and spend longer time in the island.
Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno said his office definitely supports the idea of making Bali a main workcation destination, and according to reports, the Indonesian government is currently working on finalizing regulation to issue the digital nomad visa.
“Discussion about visa for the digital nomads is in the final step, and we will continue to coordinate with related ministries and agencies. We hope this can become a breakthrough in regulations,” Uno said on Monday, June 27, as reported by Antara.
The Ministry also said it targets around 1.1 million international tourists to travel to Bali in 2022, or about 25 to 30 percent from the six million tourists who came to Bali in 2019 before COVID-19 pandemic hit.
The estimated figure is expected to result in economic impacts that will support macro and micro economies as well as the revival of local and small businesses.
The planned digital nomad visa is also estimated to help Bali reach the target as it will allow international tourists who plan to stay longer and work remotely from the island.