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Indonesia Extends International Flight Ban To January 28

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The temporary closure of international flights to Indonesia has been extended to January 28/21.

President Joko Widodo made the call in efforts to control virus transmission into the country.

Additional measures, such as partial lockdowns in Bali and Java, are aligned in the same time frame. 

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The initial decree from the National Disaster Management (BNPB) Number 4 Year 2020 was set for January 1st – 14th of this year.

The Indonesian Economic Coordinator Minister, Airlangga Hartanto made the announcement during a press conference on Monday (11/1). 

“The president has agreed to extend the closure for another two weeks,” said Airlangga.

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The flight ban excludes foreigners meeting certain requirements, allowing entry to diplomatic visa holders, KITAS and KITAB holders, however, they are still obligated to follow protocols such as the mandatory quarantine.

The Chairman of the National Covid-19 Handling Committee and Economic Recovery emphasized the partial lockdown enforced in Bali and Java, restricting public activities from the 11th to 25th of January 2021. 

International tourists in Bali

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“The government is increasing restrictions on community activities to control the transmission of COVID-19 cases,” he said.

As per the decree, all stores and public areas are required to follow the maximum curfew of 9:00pm.

Exceptions are made for essential businesses such as grocery stores and hospitals.

Construction operations will resume as normal, and public transportation capacity and operational hours will be regulated. 

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