Amidst this urgency, 7news.com.au According to the report, Australian Agriculture Minister Murray Watt has waived the travel ban for Bali. Watt confirmed that the border closure was impossible, adding that the government was not considering banning flights to the Island of the Gods.
Watt said he could understand the widespread concern and why people are calling for “drastic measures” such as closing the border. But, biosafety experts do not think that action should be taken.
“Even agricultural leaders I spoke to said it was a step too far because it would jeopardize our trade relationship with Indonesia,” he said. That is why we are taking decisive action at home (Australia) and abroad.
This means Australians wishing to visit Bali can still continue with their travels, with officials instead urging travelers to follow biosafety advice while abroad. Similarly, Australian Prime Minister (PM) Anthony Albanese echoed this concern, but dismissed calls for quarantine to be implemented for travelers returning from Indonesia.
“We have increased the screening, we have put forward various measures for both the returnees or the goods arriving,” he said. sunrise, “We are taking action not only in Australia, but also in Bali and Indonesia to ensure that we need to prevent this disease from entering Australia, because if it happens it will have dire consequences.”