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Booster Vaccine will be a Travel Requirement, Valid in 2 Weeks

The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment and the Coordinator of the Java-Bali PPKM, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, said the government

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TRIBUNBATAM.id - The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment and the Coordinator of the Java-Bali PPKM, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, said the government would issue a number of regulations to encourage booster vaccines. 

According to Luhut, one of these regulations is to oblige the public to have received a booster vaccine if they are going to enter public spaces, such as shopping centers and workplaces, as well as travel domestically. 

In addition, he added, vaccination centers in various places, such as airports, train stations, terminals, and shopping centers will also be reactivated to make it easier for the public to access vaccinations. 

The decision refers to the results of a Limited Cabinet Meeting chaired by President Joko Widodo, and will be regulated through the Covid-19 Task Force regulation and other derivative regulations.

According to Luhut, the mandatory requirement for a booster when entering a public area is said to be effective in the next two weeks at the latest. 

This rule will also apply to domestic travel conditions. 

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Luhut said the mandatory booster vaccine policy was made because currently there is an increase in cases in Indonesia and a number of countries.

Data from various sources found that there was a significant increase in Covid-19 cases in several countries, including France, Italy, and Germany.

Significant increases also occurred in neighboring countries, such as Singapore.

However, the good news is that Indonesia occupies the lowest position in terms of daily cases to the population, when compared to several other neighboring countries. 

The booster vaccine policy is deemed necessary, especially since the booster vaccination achievement is still low.

Based on data from PeduliLindungi, of the 1.9 million people who enter the mall per day, only 24.6 percent have had a booster.

According to Luhut, this is very worrying in the midst of increasing cases, considering that the community's antibodies will decrease.

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