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List of countries refusing entry to all foreigners amid COVID-19 spread

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, March 20, 2020  /  02:43 pm
List of countries refusing entry to all foreigners amid COVID-19 spread

Travelers arrive at the international terminal of O'Hare Airport on March 13 in Chicago, Illinois. (AFP/Scott Olson)

In a bid to slow down the spread of COVID-19, many countries have closed their borders to non-citizens, especially foreigners coming from countries hit by the virus.

As of Friday, up to 166 countries and territories around the world have recorded confirmed cases of COVID-19, including Indonesia. Hence, the Foreign Affairs Ministry has called on Indonesian passport holders to avoid traveling abroad unless strictly necessary. Meanwhile, those currently visiting another country are advised to return immediately before they experience difficulty finding flights home.

Read also: Garuda Indonesia continues to fly to Australia, Netherlands amid COVID-19 spread

According to the ministry's Instagram account, Safe Travel, which provides the latest updates for Indonesians traveling abroad, at least 68 countries have banned entry to foreigners from coronavirus-hit countries like Indonesia. (gis/kes)


KEBIJAKAN NEGARA-NEGARA DI DUNIA DALAM MENGATASI CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) Sejak COVID-19 ditetapkan WHO sebagai pandemi, banyak negara menerapkan berbagai bentuk kebijakan untuk mengatasi penyebaran COVID-19. Kebijakan tersebut dapat berdampak pada rencana perjalanan Anda. Berdasarkan data WHO hingga tanggal 16 Maret 2020, terdapat 151 negara yang terjangkit COVID-19. Untuk itu, kami mengimbau Anda untuk membatasi perjalanan ke luar negeri kecuali untuk kepentingan yang sangat mendesak. Jika Anda saat ini sedang bepergian ke luar negeri, diimbau untuk segera kembali ke Indonesia, sebelum mengalami kesulitan penerbangan lebih lanjut. Berikut ini adalah jenis kebijakan pembatasan yang diterapkan berbagai negara untuk mengatasi COVID-19. #safetravelkemlu #safetravellers #negaramelindungi #coronavirus #covid19 #pandemic #WHO

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As compiled by, the following is a list of the 68 countries barring foreigners as announced by the ministry on Wednesday:

  1. Argentina
  2. Antigua and Barbuda
  3. Micronesia
  4. Solomon Islands
  5. Tuvalu
  6. Fiji
  7. South Korea
  8. North Korea
  9. Taiwan
  10. Macau
  11. Mongolia
  12. Italy
  13. Greece 
  14. Cyprus
  15. Saudi Arabia
  16. Romania
  17. Moldova
  18. Serbia 
  19. Montenegro
  20. Albania
  21. Bulgaria
  22. North Macedonia
  23. Bosnia Herzegovina
  24. Ukraine
  25. Georgia
  26. Armenia
  27. Turkey
  28. Germany
  29. Switzerland 
  30. Norway
  31. Austria
  32. Denmark
  33. Sweden
  34. Finland
  35. Estonia
  36. Latvia
  37. Lithuania
  38. Czech Republic
  39. Hungary
  40. Poland
  41. Slovakia
  42. United States 
  43. Canada
  44. Bahamas
  45. Belize
  46. El Salvador
  47. Guatemala
  48. Honduras
  49. Jamaica
  50. Vietnam
  51. Cambodia
  52. Costa Rica
  53. Panama
  54. Malaysia
  55. Singapore
  56. South Africa
  57. Comoros
  58. Rwanda
  59. Sierra Leone
  60. Djibouti
  61. Angola
  62. Namibia
  63. Bangladesh
  64. Nepal
  65. Maldives
  66. India
  67. Kyrgyzstan
  68. Sri Lanka

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