Tourism amid pandemic: Spike in Covid-19 infections may thwart plan to reopen Bali to tourists

People doing yoga on paddle boards at Sanur beach in Bali last month.
People doing yoga on paddle boards at Sanur beach in Bali last month.PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA - Bali resident I Ketut Sudiarsa and his wife and son have been busy cleaning his six-room homestay accommodation, in anticipation of the reopening of Indonesia's premier tourist hot spot.

Situated in Ubud, a popular tourist area, the new homestay had welcomed a number of foreign guests for just two months when Covid-19 struck the country, forcing it to shut its doors to overseas visitors in March last year.

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