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What’s allowed and what’s not in Indonesia’s ‘mudik’ ban

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, May 2 2020   /  12:44 am
Walk away: A worker places a no pedestrian traffic sign at the entrance of the Kampung Rambutan bus terminal in East Jakarta on Monday. Transportation services at the terminal were suspended after the government banned this year’s Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) as part of an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. (JP/P.J.Leo)(exodus) as part of an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. (JP/P.J.Leo)

Walk away: A worker places a no pedestrian traffic sign at the entrance of the Kampung Rambutan bus terminal in East Jakarta on Monday. Transportation services at the terminal were suspended after the government banned this year’s Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) as part of an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. (JP/P.J.Leo)The Transportation Ministry has temporarily restricted passenger travel during the period of April 24 until May 31 in an effort to prevent an Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) as the country struggles to contain the spread of COVID-19 across the archipelago.

The mudik ban, which is based on Transportation Ministry Regulation No. 25/2020 signed by acting minister Luhut Pandjaitan on April 23, applies to all types of mass transportation as well as to private vehicles and is seen as crucial to prevent the coronavirus from spreading from the epicenter of Jakarta and West Ja...