As long as no Australian health authority going to allow traveling to Bali any time soon, Australians are in needed new places for vacation. They want to go somewhere that’s COVID-safe and their eyes are on Saipan.

This Pacific Ocean’s island is being dubbed as a potential “new Bali” by Australian media, with the destination reportedly seeking to position itself as a post-pandemic choice for wanderlust Australians.

Saipan is the largest of the Northern Mariana islands located in the western Pacific Ocean, about a six-hour flight away from Brisbane. According to reports, the US territory has rolled out a robust vaccination campaign and is expecting to achieve herd immunity from COVID-19 in weeks.

As such, some experts say that Saipan is a likely choice for Australian holidaymakers, especially when comparing the island’s COVID situation with that of Indonesia and the Philippines.