Indonesia Eases Virus Rules to Overseas Arrivals

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Durian. The Indonesian government decided to reduce the number of day to quarantine after arriving from overseas trips for Indonesians and foreign nationals, an official said on Jan.3 in Jakarta.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investments Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, who is also leading the National Task Force for Covid-19 Handling and Economic Recovery on Java and Bali, said the decision was taken due to the declining number of cases despite the spread omicron variant.

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Indonesia records 152 omicron cases as of Jan.3, 23 percent of them have recovered. Moreover, the country of more than 270 million population recorded zero death of coronavirus on Dec.26 and Jan.2, the minister said.

The quarantine period revises to 7-10 days from 10-14 days previously depend on the embark country or transit. Those who are coming from countries on travel ban list must be quarantined for 10 days.

To reduce the spread of Covid-19, Indonesia also will provide booster vaccine.

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