There are many different levels of "open".Any news when Bali is opening for Tourists?
Tight restrictions may soon return in Jakarta, Governor Anies Baswedan said, as the capital enters an “alarming phase” in its struggle against COVID-19 In a press release issued yesterday, the governor announced fresh data signaling a surge...coconuts.co
Mmmm, sounds dodgy about the Rusky's, how are they getting in? Indonesias can't even leave the country.With the latest variant Delta much much more contagious I think it is unlikely that Indonesia has the health resources or vaccination program to get on top of this pandemic. Meanwhile the economic impact is devastating. Countries such as Indonesia caught in this bind are being pressured towards abandoning lockdowns as a means of opening up and restoring tourism and the economy. Bali in particular has been anxious to encourage more domestic tourism which means people visiting from hot zones such as Jakarta. Yet midday news indicates a fast spreading Covid cluster in Denpasar.
Predicting when the door will open for international tourism short of a Presidential abandonment of containment policies is impossible to predict. The irony is that even were the door completely open worldwide problems suggest a resumption of easy international travel will not happen any time soon. Oddly enough, there are increasing numbers of Russians entering Bali. A Russian neighbour suggested there are many Russian Mafia now lodged here.