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Foreigners Prohibited Entering Indonesia, Batam Center Port Only Serves Indonesian Citizens

Foreigners are prohibited from entering Indonesia, Batam Center International Port only serves deportation of Indonesian citizens.

Coronavirus illustration, BATAM - Foreigners are prohibited from entering Indonesia, Batam Center International Port only serves deportation of Indonesian citizens. 

Covid-19 now has a new strain or variant of the coronavirus. This new variant was first discovered in England.

According to various scientific data, the virus has a faster spread rate. This was conveyed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi on a YouTube live press broadcast, Monday (28/12/2020) yesterday. 

Related to that, a limited cabinet meeting was held to deal with the Covid-19 strain

"The limited cabinet meeting on December 28, 2020 decided to temporarily close from January 1 to January 14, 2021, the entry of foreign nationals from all countries to Indonesia," said Retno, accompanied by a spokesperson for Covid-19 Prof. Wiku Adisasmito. 

The Head of BNPB, Doni Mardano, as Head of the Covid-19 Handling Task Force has also issued circular letter (SE) number 4 of 2020 concerning the Travel Health Protocol for People in the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Pandemic on December 28, 2020 yesterday. 

How is the application of these rules in Batam? 

The Head of Operational Section for Batam Center International Port, Sobri said, since last Monday, no foreigners have entered Batam through Batam Center Port

Sobri added that the PMI team is responsible for the Covid-19 issue.

In a different place, the Head of Batam KKP (Port Health Office) Achmad Farchanny said, from the beginning, Batam had implemented the SE Covid-19 Task Force. 

To comply with SE Task Force number 4 of 2020, a 5-day quarantine is implemented and an RT-PCR examination returns on the 5th day. 

Until now, for self-quarantine, 24 hotels have been prepared for quarantine accommodation.

In addition, Farchanny also appealed to the public to adhere to health protocols.

( ilham) 

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