Indonesia Abolishes Quarantine Requirement Following the cessation of mandatory quarantine regulations, citizens of other countries wanting to come to Indonesia will no longer be compelled to adhere to mandatory quarantine laws upon their arrival.
According to VisaGuide.World, the Indonesian government has stated that such a decision has been made, while emphasizing that it became effective on March 22.
Indonesia Abolishes Quarantine Requirement
The new measures have been implemented in response to the example set by other Southeast Asian countries, which have begun to relax the limitations placed on them as a result of the Coronavirus and its new strains.
Travel restrictions will be eased in the coming months, according to Tourism and Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno, who expressed optimism that the easing of travel restrictions will have a positive impact on tourism, increasing the number of international tourists to more than 3 million during this year.
“With the handling of the pandemic becoming more controlled…today we declare that the policy of no quarantine has been expanded throughout Indonesia,” Sandiaga stated, according to Reuters.
This statement came following the successful implementation of a self-isolation waiver for travelers to the Indonesian islands of Bali, Batam, and the Bintan islands near Singapore.
A further point made by Minister is that international tourists will still be needed to submit a negative result of the Coronavirus PCR test before entering the country.
According to data released by the World Health Organization, more than 5,967,182 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus and its novel variants in Indonesia since the outbreak began, with a total of 153,892 people having died as a result of the virus to date.
Furthermore, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 67,058 people have infected the Coronavirus in the last seven days, with 1,455 people dying as a result.
Despite the ongoing pandemic scenario, authorities in Indonesia have decided to relax the travel restrictions established as a result of the virus in order to make the travel procedure more convenient for travelers.
In the coming months, we will begin the process of transitioning to a new post-pandemic economic system, and we will complete this process within the next several months.” In the event that all goes properly after Eid, this procedure will continue, allowing us to grow our commercial activity,” Uno stated.
As part of its efforts to further relax the restrictions imposed as a result of the virus, Indonesian officials earlier announced that they would no longer require passengers to submit a negative result of the Coronavirus test when flying within the country on domestic flights.
The lifting of the limits set in order to prevent the virus’ further spread will be particularly beneficial to the tourism industry, which has suffered a financial loss as a result of the precautionary measures implemented by governments throughout the world.