April 24, 2021, 06.44 AM

The Indonesian government will bar foreign travelers who have been in India over the past 14 days from entering Indonesia, after a recent surge of Covid-19 cases in the country saw more than 300 thousand people contract the virus on a daily basis.

Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, who doubles as chairman of Indonesia’s Covid-19 Mitigation and National Economic Recovery (KPC-PEN) Committee, noted that the ban will apply from 25 April.

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“This policy will be temporary and will be subject to review,” he said. “Indonesian citizens who have been to India will be subject to tighter quarantines than usual. These include 14 day quarantines in hotels that are separate to those returning from other countries.”

India officially has more than 14 million Covid-19 cases. 184 thousand Indians have died of the coronavirus since it was first detected last year.

(Writers: Muhammad Naufal, Haryanti Puspa Sari | Editor : Nursita Sari, Jessi Carina, Icha Rastika)

Sources: 

https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2021/04/23/19501741/454-wn-india-masuk-ke-indonesia-lewat-bandara-soekarno-hatta-pada-11-22

https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2021/04/23/16544681/imigrasi-jelaskan-alasan-kedatangan-117-wn-india-ke-indonesia?page=all#page2

https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/04/23/15313631/menkes-12-wna-asal-india-yang-masuk-indonesia-positif-covid-19

 

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