If you’ve been missing your quarterly pilgrimage to Bali, here’s some good news. Bali, Southeast Asia’s favourite summer beach destination, is set to open its borders for travellers again. As the largest tourist destination in Indonesia, Bali’s economy relies heavily on foreign holidaymakers. While it was seen as a potential breeding ground for the pandemic, statistics proved otherwise.

The island’s population of 4.2 million has reportedly only four virus-related deaths and 337 confirmed cases with a fatality rate of 1.2 percent — a far cry compared to the national fatality rate of 6.4 percent.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.

Jocelyn Tan
Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer. She's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.