Indonesia will keep its doors closed to tourists until a coronavirus vaccine is found and immunity can be provided, a government official said Saturday as the country continued to conduct clinical testing for a vaccine.

"The reopening of tourist destinations to foreign tourists is something positive, but we need to do it at the right time," Erick Thohir, chief of Indonesia's national economic and COVID-19 recovery team, said during a virtual public discussion.

Since Tuesday, Indonesia has been conducting final, phase 3 clinical testing for a COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung.