As the worldwide virus transmission continues to surge and linger, Asia-Pacific tourism operators are doing their best to navigate the situation.
On Friday, Indonesia’s popular resort island of Bali tentatively opened to domestic travelers.
Down south in Australia’s Queensland, famously known as Australia’s Sunshine State, local tourism businesses are struggling to stay afloat.
Queensland is expected to lose visitors from Australia’s biggest city, Sydney.
With international travel heavily restricted, progress in reviving tourism has been at best anemic and usually perilous.
The perils became evident in Vietnam's popular beach destination of Da Nang, where an outbreak that began with one person last week has swelled to nearly 100 cases.
Da Nang’s beaches, which host some 50,000 tourists daily during the high season, were emptied when the city was locked down Tuesday.