Indonesia Highlights: Eid al-Fitr Celebrations in Indonesia Toned Down over Covid-19 | Indonesian Police Urges Strict Control Policy of Arrivals at Soekarno-Hatta Airport | Indonesia Sends Aid to Indi

May 13, 2021, 02.52 AM

The government announced that Eid Al-Fitr celebrations will begin on Thursday, May 13 after relevant agencies organized an isbat (confirmation) meeting on Tuesday, May 11 to determine the first day of Syawal month.


Indonesia Police Urges Strict Control Policy of Arrivals at Soekarno-Hatta Airport

National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo urged Soekarno-Hatta Airport near Jakarta to increase controls on all arrivals amid the pandemic.

“[The authorities] have two main tasks. First, how do we closely monitor the arrival of foreigners and Indonesian citizens from abroad,” said Listyo during his visit to Soekarno-Hatta Airport on Wednesday, May 12.

“There is a need to ask inbound passengers to undergo another coronavirus PCR test upon arrival, even though they have already presented a negative coronavirus PCR test from the country of origin,” he maintained.

“If their body temperatures rise above normal after temperature checks, the passenger must take a Covid-19 antigen test.”

The second main task, Listyo said, relevant officers must impose strict health protocols on inbound and outbound passengers. “In entry points such as at the airport, we must implement stricter health protocols at entry points such as the airport,” he said

“If [the airport sub precinct police] are short-handed, they can ask the Jakarta Metropolitan Police or the Police Headquarters to provide additional personnel.”


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