Indonesia Requires 10-Day Quarantine for International Travelers

Diana Mariska
Passengers at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport on Thursday, October 14.
Passengers at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport on Thursday, October 14. - The Indonesian government adjusted the country’s travel restrictions and now requires international visitors to go through a 10-day quarantine.

Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Task Force Wiku Adisasmito said in order to prevent the spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529 or the Omicron in Indonesia, the government made several adjustments and addendums to the current regulations for incoming visitors.

“Up until now the rules for international travelers still refers to Task Force’s Circular Letter No. 23/2021 by limiting international arrivals, especially those who have recently visited countries where Omicron case has been identified,” Adisasmito said on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

To complement the regulation, all international arrivals have to be quarantined for 10 days and must retake RT-PCR test. This applies to all Indonesians and foreigners entering Indonesia. Meanwhile, state representatives and their family members are allowed to self-quarantine, also for 10 days.

Visitors must also take the second RT-PCR test. Indonesians and foreigners who undergo 10-day quarantine will take their second test on the ninth day. And those who quarantine for 14 days take their second test on the fourteenth day.

The policies will go into effect on December 3, 2021, and authorities will make further evaluation to determine the next measures.

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