Indonesia is set to ease its pandemic rules by making mask wearing
outdoors optional and scrapping the testing requirement for fully
vaccinated travellers, according to a Bloomberg report.
When that mandate takes place, which could be as soon as 23 May, that
will put Indonesia on par with the travel entry regulations currently
in place across major destinations in Southeast Asia.
Most of the region's countries, including Singapore, Malaysia,
Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines, have already removed quarantine
and Covid-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated travellers.
The Indonesian government is also lifting the mask mandate for
outdoor places as the local virus situation comes under control, a
decision that is reflecting the growing norm across the region.
Masks, however, are still required for indoor activities and public transportation.