Airlangga Hartarto, chairman of the COVID-19 and National Economic Recovery Committee, said the government has extended the ban on foreign citizens entering Indonesia.
This renewal will be valid for the next 14 days.
“The government tightened restrictions on public activities from 11 to 25 January, but before that the president agreed to extend the ban on foreigners entering Indonesia. The ban currently in force from 1 to 14 has been extended for 2 weeks or another 14 days, “Airlangga Hartarto said at a press conference on Monday 11 January.
Thus, the ban on entering Indonesia has been extended until January 28.
Hartarto said the rise in coronavirus cases could be contained through public discipline.
Earlier, foreigners were already banned from entering Indonesia for the period from 1 to 14 January 2021 to prevent the spread of a new strain of coronavirus.
The temporary ban on entry to Indonesia does not apply to citizens of Indonesia, passengers with already activated KITAS / KITAP residence permits, passengers with diplomatic visas and official service visas.