The government again changes the duration quarantine for foreigners and Indonesian citizens from abroad. The rule is the impact of the Omicron variant.
“The government will also increase the quarantine time for foreigners and Indonesian citizens from abroad outside the countries listed in point A to 7 days from the previous 3 days,” said Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan at a press conference, Sunday (28/11). /2021).
The list of point A countries in question are South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, Angola, Zambia and Hong Kong. This means that foreigners and Indonesian citizens from abroad outside the African region are required to quarantine for 7 days.
Meanwhile, new Indonesian citizens from Africa are required to quarantine for 14 days.
“For Indonesian citizens who return to Indonesia and have a travel history from countries in point A above, they will be quarantined for 14 days,” he said.
The 3-day quarantine from abroad is a policy in early November that is applied to international travelers entering Indonesia. However, not all of them are allowed to quarantine for 3 days from abroad.
The 3-day quarantine from abroad is regulated through the Addendum to the Circular Letter (SE) of the Task Force Number 20 of 2021 concerning International Travel Health Protocols During the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. Currently, these rules are in effect and are starting to be implemented.
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