As one of the leading holiday destinations in the world, Indonesia has been listed in the “Best Countries to Invest in Post-COVID-19”, ranking at number four, according to CEO Magazine Online. For the measurement, CEO Magazine Online analysed 80 countries according to their business and investment environments while also considering other factors such as corruption, freedom, workforce, investor protection, infrastructure, taxes, quality of life, red tape and technological readiness into consideration. Indonesia received a total score of 82.978, placing it in the fourth position after Singapore, The United Kingdom, and Poland.
It is important to note that since the first case was announced in the country, Indonesia has implemented a strict procedure in handling the outbreak. The state of national emergency was declared on 29 February 2020, along with the rapid development of the emergency facilities for COVID-19 patients in Wisma Atlet Kemayoran (The Athlete’s Village) in Jakarta, Sebaru Island in Thousand Islands, and Galang Island in Riau Islands region which was finally completed on 28 March 2020. Following the national state of emergency, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio announced the postponement of Indonesia tourism promotion on 13 March 2020.
To reduce the number of patients, President Joko Widodo implemented Large Scale Social Distancing (Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar/PSBB) on 15 March 2020, which was followed by several regions such as Jakarta, Tangerang, West Java, Banten, and many others to immediately close public places and implement strict social distancing policies.
Being recommended as one of the best countries to invest in post-COVID-19, Indonesia has proven its commitment to prevent further spread of the virus in order to bring the country back as it was: a safe haven for travellers and a paradise filled with natural beauty as well as cultural diversity.
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