In March 2021, Indonesia signaled the possibility of opening to foreign tourism by the middle of this year.
So far, the government efforts still appear to focus on sticking to this timeline. As example, Work From Bali initiative.
Work From Bali initiative may be realized by the third quarter of this year.
An exclusive report from Reuters suggests that though numbers from the provincial government in Bali suggest a downtrend of COVID-19 cases and a generally hopeful outlook in terms of fatality and recovery rates, but the official data may represent only a small fraction of the actual severity of the pandemic in Indonesia.
Citing preliminary results from a seroprevalence study conducted by the University of Udayana, the article reports that the rate of infection in Bali is 53 times higher in September and November than what was officially reported.
Public health experts have consistently voiced concerns about Indonesia’s lack of testing and tracing throughout the pandemic, and Bali in particular has not publicly shared data on this front.