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Jakarta Post

Few exceptions are made as Indonesia extends border closures

  • Tri Indah Oktavianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 27, 2021   /  02:58 pm
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National COVID-19 Task Force Circular No. 2/2021 extends a previous ban on foreigners entering Indonesia until Feb. 8, 2021, excluding people who meet certain binding requirements.(Courtesy of Law and Human Rights Ministry/.)

Indonesia recently extended the closure of its borders for another two weeks as the global rise in COVID-19 infections shows no signs of slowing, with newer and more contagious variants emerging. However, the travel ban will continue to exempt foreign nationals with diplomatic and official stay permits, limited and permanent stay permits (KITAS and KITAP), as well as those with special permits from ministerial authorities. “According to Circular No. 2/2021 on health protocols for international travel during the pandemic, foreign nationals are not allowed to enter the country, with some exceptions as stipulated,” said Wiku Adisasmito, spokesman for the national COVID-19 task force, which issued the circular, in a statement to The Jakarta Post this week. “The travel regulations [have been] extended from Jan. 26 through Feb. 8,” he added. Read also: 100 m...