The ban on entry to Indonesia for foreigners has been extended

The chairman of the committee on combating COVID-19 and restoring the national economy, Airlangga Hartarto, said that the government had extended the ban on foreign citizens entering Indonesia.

This extension will be valid for the next 14 days.

"The government tightened restrictions on public activities in the period from January 11 to January 25, but before that, the president agreed to extend the ban on foreigners entering Indonesia. The ban currently in effect from 1 to 14 has been extended for 2 weeks or another 14 days," Airlanga Hartarto said at a press conference on Monday, January 11.

Thus, the ban on entry to Indonesia has been extended until January 28.

Hartarto said that the increase in coronavirus cases can be contained with the help of public discipline.

Previously, foreigners had already been banned from entering Indonesia for the period from January 1 to January 14, 2021 to prevent the spread of a new strain of coronavirus.

The temporary ban on entry to Indonesia does not apply to Indonesian citizens, passengers with already activated KITAS/KITAP residence permits, passengers with diplomatic visas and official visas of departments.

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