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Southeast Asia's COVID-hit economies scramble for tourists

Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand throw caution to wind; Indonesia a bit more careful

SINGAPORE/TOKYO -- After spending more than two years watching foreign tourists and their contributions to economic growth all but disappear, Southeast Asian nations are beginning to prioritize their return.

Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand are telling vaccinated travelers to come on over and party like it's 2019, and Indonesia is moving in that direction.

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