Indonesia's tourism recovery plans facing setback

A sign prompts beachgoers to check in at a beach in Kuta, Bali, on Nov 25, 2021. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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JAKARTA (JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Indonesia's tourism recovery plans are facing a setback as governments around the world tighten border restrictions, disrupting international travel routes, in response to concerns over the emerging Omicron variant of Covid-19.

The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry said on Monday (Nov 29) it would re-evaluate Indonesia's international reopening plan by reviewing the list of countries allowed to open direct flights to certain provinces, citing Covid-19 spikes before and after the new variant was discovered.

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