Closed souvenir shops in Kuta, Bali, in June 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE Closed souvenir shops in Kuta, Bali, in June 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
Closed souvenir shops in Kuta, Bali, in June 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
Mercedes Hutton
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Opinion

Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Bali’s ‘green zones’ prompt talk of the island reopening – it is probably premature

  • The governor of the Indonesian island recently announced it was planning areas where foreign and domestic visitors will be allowed to visit
  • But with thousands of Covid-19 cases still being recorded daily and vaccinations just beginning, a border reopening seems like a distant possibility

Closed souvenir shops in Kuta, Bali, in June 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE Closed souvenir shops in Kuta, Bali, in June 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
Closed souvenir shops in Kuta, Bali, in June 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.