Indonesia imposes entry ban to avoid Omicron variant: health ministry

The Indonesian Health Ministry unveiled on Sunday that an entry ban for travelers who live in or have ever visited eight African countries is imposed to anticipate the importation of cases of a new variant of COVID-19 called Omicron (B.1.1.529). “The Directorate General of Immigration has banned visitor visas and limited stay visas, as well as refused temporary […]

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Indonesia imposes 7-day quarantine rule for international travelers

Indonesia has extended its COVID-19 quarantine period for international and Indonesian travelers arriving in the country from three days to one week to anticipate the importation of Omicron variant (B.1.1.529). The Indonesian Government’s decision to change its COVID-19 quarantine period for international travelers was disclosed by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar […]

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Puan Maharani pushes for fair distribution of vaccines at IPU debate

House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Puan Maharani has highlighted the role of Indonesian parliament in handling COVID-19, and pushed for fair distribution of vaccines to all countries at the 143rd Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) General Assembly. “During almost two years of COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to face an unprecedented global health and socio-economic crisis. Tens of millions of […]

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RI refuses entry to travelers from 11 countries over Omicrom variant

The Indonesian Government has decided to refuse entry to international travellers from 10 African countries and Hong Kong (China) as precautionary measures against the importation of new COVID-19 variant named Omicron (B.1.1.529). The 10 African countries are South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Leshoto, Mozambique, Eswatini, Malawi, Angola, and Zambia. “This policy will be valid soon […]

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