Excerpt from STR
The Asia Pacific region has seen increasing challenges through the first seven months of 2021, with situation varying greatly by country.
While India has been steadily recovering from its latest outbreak, Australia and Indonesia are now facing new restrictions.
Mainland China, which was already at 2019 performance levels, has seen new cases arising and performance dipping. Southeast Asia has been mostly quiet, but there is hope in the Phuket Sandbox program, which allows vaccinated foreign tourists to enter the island without the same level of restrictions as those unvaccinated.