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. PHOTO: AFP
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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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