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Pandemic Cuts Indonesia’s Foreign Tourist Arrivals by 30%

Pandemic Cuts Indonesia's Foreign Tourist Arrivals by 30%

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The number of foreign tourists entering Indonesia in February 2020 declined sharply compared to January, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the central statistics agency, BPS, the number of arrivals was down 30.42 percent. “The number of foreign tourist arrivals in February was only 885,100 people. This ...

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March 20, 2020 Indonesia’s Stalled Coronavirus Response

March 20, 2020 Indonesia's Stalled Coronavirus Response

After nearly three months in denial, Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo finally took steps urging the public to embrace social distancing to delay the transmission of COVID-19. He can no longer dodge the media and public pressure after one of his ministers, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, tested positive ...

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Bali fears for future, as Indonesia’s coronavirus cases jump

Bali fears for future, as Indonesia's coronavirus cases jump

Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia will suspend its visa-on-arrival policy for a month from Friday to curb the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus in the archipelago. The move will effectively shut down the country’s tourism industry, bringing the same economic pain already rippling through Rome, Singapore, Barcelona and other destinations ...

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