JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – All international arrivals are now required to undergo a 10-day quarantine compared to seven days previously after taking a PCR test for Covid-19 at their entry point in Indonesia due to Omicron variant worries.
The new measure was issued on December 2 by the Covid-19 National Task Force following an addendum to circular No. 23/2021 on health protocols for international travel during the Covid-19 pandemic period.
The measure also aims to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including the new Omicron variant found in several countries.
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The addendum is as follows:
1. All international travelers, including Indonesian citizens, are required to take a PCR test for Covid-19 and to undergo a mandatory quarantine period of 10 days.
2. Head of foreign representatives and their families serving in Indonesia can self-quarantine at their respective homes for 10 days.
3. The second PCR test for Covid-19 will be taken by both Indonesian citizens and foreigners on the 9th day of their 10-day quarantine period or the 13th day of their 14-day quarantine period.
The policy takes effect from December 3, 2021, until further notice as it will be evaluated from time to time.
Previously, Indonesia required international travelers to undergo a quarantine period of seven days on November 29.