Over the past few weeks, as new COVID-19 cases rise in some areas and fall in others, leaders in various parts of the world are discussing opening their borders to travelers. As of this week, France is allowing in residents of EU countries with low numbers of COVID cases and by July 1, the country will be open to international travelers from countries where the epidemic is under control. Indonesia — whose economy faces a potential loss of $4 billion due to decline in foreign tourism this year — has just announced they’re working on plans to reopen their borders to potentially 4 countries: Japan, China, South Korea and Australia.
Here in the U.S., the the CDC is still recommending travelers avoid all non-essential travel for the time being. Of course, during these uncertain times, it’s unknown as to when this advisory will change.