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Indonesia eyes 'travel bubble' for 4 Asia-Pacific nations

Government starts debate on resuming flights despite rampant coronavirus

Travelers at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta: Indonesia looks to begin spreading airlines' wings to the rest of the Asia-Pacific region.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's government has begun internal discussions on restarting regular travel to and from China, South Korea, Japan, and Australia, despite coronavirus cases in the country showing no signs of slowing down.

Odo Manuhutu, deputy coordinating minister for maritime affairs and investment, said Friday in a virtual news conference that the country's foreign ministry will draw up criteria for a so-called "travel bubble" with the four countries.

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