Indonesia has been ranked sixth in the world for Covid-19 vaccination distribution and seventh for the total injection of the Covid-19 vaccine. As of 1 September, a total of 101 million doses have been administered, while 36.8 million people have been fully vaccinated (approximately 14% of the population). A further 64.7 million people have had the first dose of the vaccine (24% of the population) and 661,941 more have had a booster jab.
In more good news, the national recovery rate is improving – a sure sign that vaccinations are having the desired effect. At the beginning of September, the percentage of patients who made a full recovery is currently at 91.42% (an increase on the previous figure of 89.36%). During the spike in cases in July, the recovery rate dropped to 78.6% – the latest data shows that the situation has stabilised and the country is now much more in control of Covid.
Indonesia is already looking ahead to reopening in stages following the latest clampdown on Covid. The first locations to reopen will most likely be Batam, Bintan and Bali, with plans already being inked for travel bubble arrangements with five international source markets. These markets are understood to be the UAE and Qatar, along with China, Singapore and the Netherlands.
Indonesia began its mass vaccination programme in January 2021, with the aim of inoculating 181.5 million people by the end of the year. In response to the recent progress, the Indonesian government has revised their initial target upwards, to 208.2 million vaccinations by the end of 2021.
A budget of Rp3 trillion (US$5.1 billion) has been allocated for procuring and distributing 329.5 million doses from various Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers, including Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Novavax, Merah Putih and Pfizer Strategy. To date, the country has secured at least 173 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines: 147.7 million from Sinovac, 14.8 million from AstraZeneca, 6 million from Sinopharm, and 4.5 million from Moderna. A further 45 million doses are due to arrive in August, including Sinovac, Moderna and Pfizer.
An additional 500,000 doses arrived yesterday (2/9) from Australia, where the government has committed to provide support for the procurement of vaccines for Indonesia worth AUD 77.1 million. These will be channelled through UNICEF. The Indonesian government expects to receive an additional 20 million Covid-19 vaccine doses from United States pharmaceutical firm Moderna and Chinese firm Sinopharm this year, for use in private vaccination programmes, rolled out separately to complement the government drive.
These private campaigns are now proceeding at pace, as companies take the initiative and inoculate their staff. At Panorama Destination, around 90% of employees have already received the first dose, with more to follow.
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Panorama Destination Indonesia has continued to operate throughout the pandemic, working alongside government officials in our branch offices in Medan, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bali and Labuan Bajo. We are working closely with local government, international experts and colleagues in the tourism sector to ensure the health and safety of travellers.
We have partnered with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) as part of the ‘Safe Travels’ campaign. Approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these protocols provide a standardised service and protective measures across multiple sectors, including hospitality, attractions, outdoor retail, aviation, airports, cruises, convention centres and MICE. Panorama Destination has also participated in and completed the CHSE inspection process, and has been awarded ‘Excellence’ status by MOTCE, having successfully fulfilled 91% of the indicators in the CHSE programme.
Our Bali office been certified by the Bali Regional Government, in response to its implementation of safety protocols in preparation for the New Normal. This rigorous certification will also help guide our compliance with cleanliness, health and safety, and environmental issues.
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