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Important Things to Know about Year-End Holiday Restrictions in Jakarta

December 18, 2020, 02.56 AM

JAKARTA, – There are essential year-end holiday restrictions in Jakarta that residents and travelers must know before hosting a celebration to ring in 2021.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has issued new regulations for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holiday although the rules will be enforced starting tomorrow and run until January 8, 2021.

The issuance of Jakarta Governor Instruction Number 64 Year 2020 is meant to avoid Covid-19 virus transmission during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday break, according to Anies.

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He has also issued special year-end holiday restrictions in Jakarta valid for the December 24-27 and December 31, 2020 – January 3, 2021 periods which we have highlighted below.

1. Limit activities outside the home

Anies Baswedan has asked the city’s residents to reduce or limit the amount of time spent outside the home unless it is for religious purposes, to meet basic needs, or for urgent matters during the specific Christmas and New Year’s period.

Furthermore, businesses across the capital city are required to limit their operational hours and close at the latest 7pm as per the special restrictions in Jakarta.

2. Regulations for public areas

Tourist attractions, shopping centers, dining areas, and movie theaters are all subject to the special year-end holiday restrictions in Jakarta in which they must close by 7pm.

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The last time slot for movies at cinemas in Jakarta will be 7pm in addition to visitor capacity limitations that have been capped at 50 percent from the total capacity.

3. Public transportation

The head of the Jakarta Transportation Agency has been instructed to end public transportation operations by 8pm for the Christmas and New Year’s period.

In keeping with the latest regulation issues yesterday, the agency has been enlisted to check the results of Antigen tests of travelers entering and disembarking from the capital city.

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Anies has suggested that the coordination aspect of such duties be carried out together with the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation to ensure proper monitoring of every individual that travels to and from the Greater Jakarta area.

4. Sanctions for gatherings

As part of the newly-issued Christmas and New Year’s holiday restrictions in Jakarta, gatherings of more than five people will not be permitted from December 18, 2020 – January 8, 2021.

Anies Baswedan has instructed the municipal police to enforce health protocols and prevent a crowd of more than five people during the year-end holiday in Jakarta.

The implementation of Covid-19 health protocols is regulated under the Jakarta Governor Decree Number 41 Year 2020 under Section 11, Article 1.

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Failure to adhere to public health regulations during the year-end holiday in Jakarta and throughout the enforcement of large-scale social restrictions in the city will result in:

  • A written warning
  • Social punishment whereby the individual will clean public facilities while wearing a vest
  • Face an administrative sanction of minimum Rp 100,000 and maximum Rp 250,000

(Writer: Theresia Ruth Simanjuntak | Editor: Sabrina Asril)


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