Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
The government will issue countries that are on the list of countries that can enter Indonesia through Bali, if the country has not opened the door for Indonesia.
“If they haven’t opened it to us, because we agreed on a reciprocal agreement, we will also drop them from the list of 19 countries,” said Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan in a virtual PPKM press conference, Monday (18/18). /10).
However, Luhut has not revealed which countries have not yet opened up. Furthermore, he said the determination of the list of 19 countries whose tourists were allowed to enter Indonesia was previously based on the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO).
“Regarding the list of 19 countries allowed to enter Bali, it can be explained that the 19 countries were chosen considering the number of cases and the low positivity rate based on WHO standards,” he said.
But in the end, the government will also consider the policies of each country whether to allow their citizens to enter Indonesia or not. While 19 countries included in the list, namely Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and New Zealand.
Then, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Liechtenstein. Then, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Hungary and Norway.
Luhut emphasized that this policy was the result of an evaluation from the government under the leadership of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) through a limited meeting today.
“The president also reminded us to continue to evaluate every week in order to mitigate the negative impact of opening the entrances to the 19 countries,” he explained.
For information, Indonesia has opened international flights to foreign tourists to the country through the Provinces of Bali and the Riau Islands since last October 14.