According to the Governor of Indonesia’s Riau Islands Ansar Ahmad, the “travel bubble” scheme with Singapore, initially slated for October 2021, has been cancelled following our surge in COVID-19 cases. Indonesia will continue to reopen to tourists from six countries (Korea, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and New Zealand) from October 14.
So much for our MTF trying to push for an endemic, for our country to open up. Now other countries are starting to bar us from visiting and cancelling travel bubbles.
Just yesterday (6 Oct), the country reported 3,577 new COVID cases, it won’t be surprising if more countries call off their travel bubbles with us soon. Blame it on the MMTF who kept pushing for an open economy: now we’ve just taken a huge step backwards.