Indonesia set COVID19 Quarantine set to five days

Indonesia’s international airport in Tuban on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP)

The Indonesian government has officially cut the quarantine period from eight days to five days, following the Circular of the Covid-19 Task Force Number 20 of 2021 concerning International Travel During the Covid-19 Pandemic Period.

The five-day quarantine applies to international travelers, both Indonesian citizens and foreign nationals who have just arrived in Indonesia.

The quarantine will be supervised by the Indonesian National Armed Forces, Indonesian Police, relevant Ministries/Institutions, and volunteers under the control of the Commander of the Regional Defense Command.

A spokesman for the COVID-19 Task Force, Wiku Adisasmito, said that people who violated the rules would be subjected to sanctions under Article 93 of Law Number 6 of 2018 concerning Health Quarantine.

The COVID-19 Task Force Colonel Teuku Sunu Eko P, said that quarantine was an effort to prevent imported cases and keep the pandemic under control. Other requirements for international flight passengers are; complete 2 doses of vaccination, undergo a PCR test before departure, PCR test upon arrival, then quarantine for 5 days at facilities that have been determined by the government.



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