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Jakarta Post

Govt revises travel ban amid corridor talks with Singapore

  • Ivany Atina Arbi


Jakarta   /   Sat, October 3 2020   /  01:00 am
People walk along a street next to shops in Singapore on Sept. 22, 2020. (AFP/Roslan Rahman)

The Law and Human Rights Ministry is revising its temporary ban on foreigners entering Indonesia as the government enters discussion with Singapore to form a travel corridor arrangement between the two countries for essential business. Minister Yasonna Laoly said the ministry was finalizing a revision to a ministerial regulation about temporary prohibition of foreigners entering Indonesia amid the COVID-19 outbreak, which had been effective since April 3. “We will finish the revision soon, so there won’t be any issue hindering TCA implementation,” Yasonna said in a statement on Thursday. He requested that authorities prepare sufficient health infrastructure for passenger coronavirus screenings at airports and seaports, especially in Jakarta as well as Batam, Riau Islands, which directly borders Singapore. The ministry’s Immigration Directorate General ...