Gov’t Extends Border Closure for Foreign Travelers
Date 11 Januari 2021
The Indonesian Government has announced it has extended the temporary border closure for foreign travelers to the country.
“The President has agreed to extend the policy to ban foreign travelers from entering Indonesia. The existing ban that applies on 1-14 (January) will be extended 2 x 7 days. It means that the ban will be enforced in 14 more days,” Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said after a Limited Cabinet Meeting in Jakarta, Monday (11/01).
For the record, during the Limited Cabinet Meeting on 28 December 2020, the Government decided to temporarily close its border for foreigners from 1 to 14 January 2021 amid concern over the discovery of a more infection SARS-Cov-2 variant, which was first detected in the United Kingdom.
With this extension, the border closure for foreigners will be enforced until 28 January.
Indonesia has recorded more than 719,000 confirmed cases and more than 21,000 deaths from the disease, according to Ministry of Health. (TGH/UN) (RI/EP)