September 29, 2022

Indonesia changes quarantine standards for some travelers

Traveling in Indonesia is about to get easier. According to the latest developments, international travelers who have already received their COVID-19 booster shots will now be allowed to visit this country with a three-day quarantine period. This was recently briefed by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.

During a virtual press conference, Pandjaitan added that from next week, the quarantine period for incoming travelers, Indonesian citizens and foreigners, who have already received COVID reminders, will now be reduced to only three days. .

The reports further added that incoming travelers who have been vaccinated with two shots will, however, have to quarantine for five days. Additionally, visitors will be required to perform entry and exit polymerase chain reaction swab tests, and will be permitted to leave the quarantine facility if their test result is negative.

At present, the Southeast Asian country is grappling with the third wave of COVID-19 which was triggered by the newer, more contagious variant of COVID, Omicron. To cope with the crisis situation, the authorities also limited the ability to work from the office to a maximum of 50% and allowed the rest to work from home.