"This rule excludes the entry of foreigners for essential purposes such as working on national strategic projects, family unions and humanitarian reasons," said Angga.
Entering Indonesia during emergency PPKM
Regarding foreign entries to Indonesia, Covid-19 Handling Task Force has set an addendum to circular letter No. 8/2021 concerning International Travel Health Protocols during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
"It needs a response from the government to add special provisions for international travelers to Indonesia to protect Indonesian citizens from imported cases," said the head of the Covid-19 Task Force Ganip Warsito in a press statement on Sunday, July 4.
In the letter, it is stated that from July 6, all international travelers are required to carry out RT-PCR retests and to undergo quarantine for eight days upon the arrival.
"For Indonesian migrant workers, students, government employees who return from official trips abroad, the cost for quarantine places and RT-PCR test will be borne by the government," said Ganip.
For Indonesian citizens outside the mentioned category, they must undergo quarantine at their own expense in a place certified by the Ministry of Health.
"For foreign diplomats and their families in Indonesia, they can perform self-quarantine at their respective residences for 8 x 24 hours," Ganip added.
Furthermore, a second RT-PCR test should be carried out on the seventh day of quarantine. A negative test result allows people to continue their journey, but are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days and apply health protocols.