Indonesia: country won't open to foreign tourists until COVID-19 vaccine arrives | TELNEWS

Indonesia: country won’t open to foreign tourists until COVID-19 vaccine arrives

According to the Kyodo news agency, the Indonesian authorities say that the country will not open its borders to foreigners until an effective coronavirus vaccine is developed or herd immunity is formed.

As noted, Indonesian scientists are currently testing the vaccine, which is in the final stage. The vaccine was invented by the state-owned company PT Bio Farma, which is testing the drug together with Sinovac Biotech (China). Vaccine production will start in approximately 7 months.

Earlier this date, the country's borders will remain closed to foreigners, because the Indonesian authorities fear a second wave of coronavirus. Domestic tourism is still recovering in the country and negotiations are underway to create "safe corridors" with South Korea and the UAE, which can only be used by business tourists.

 

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