KOMPAS.com – The Indonesian government plans to reduce its mandatory quarantine period to three days for international travelers who have received booster shots starting from March 1.
“When the situation gets better, the government will reduce the quarantine period to three days for boosted international travelers starting from March 1,” Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said during a virtual press briefing on Monday, Feb. 14.
He went on to add that all international travelers are required to undergo PCR tests, including on the third day after the quarantine.
“After completion of the mandatory quarantine period, travelers are suggested to undergo independent PCR test on the fifth day,” he said.
Mandatory quarantine could be scrapped
If the situation gets better and people follow the health protocols, the mandatory quarantine for international travelers could be scrapped by the government.
“If the trend continues to show a decrease, people comply with health protocols, and vaccine coverage increases, the government mulls to scrap mandatory quarantine on April 1,” Sandiaga said.
However, the travelers must complete their Covid-19 primary series and booster shots.
The minister hopes that this policy will serve as a reference for industry players, especially in the tourism sector, that Indonesia is moving toward economic revival and recovery.
“Please use this as a reference and guide for industry players, that we are heading in the right direction. But, we still have to be careful,” said Sandiaga.
(Writer: Faqihah Muharroroh Itsnaini | Editor: Anggara Wikan Prasetya)
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