"We summoned (representatives of) some 60 companies. They are engaged in textile, garment, leather and hotel industries. The summons is part of the effort to familiarize the public with the program to thwart the spread of coronavirus that foreign workers contracted with COVID-19 may carry," Head of the Sukabumi Immigration Office Nurudin said on Tuesday.
The move is aimed at familiarizing the public with the law and human rights minister's regulation number 3 of 2020 on the suspension of visa-free and visa-on-arrival provisions for Chinese citizens.
A total of 143 Chinese nationals are currently staying in Sukabumi District and four in Sukabumi Municipality.
At the meeting, the immigration office briefed representatives of the companies on the suspension of visa-on-arrival for Chinese citizens.
Anybody who has been in China in preceding 14 days or has a history of epidemiological exposure to COVID-19 is also denied entry to Indonesia pursuant to article 13 of the regulation.
Foreign nationals particularly those from China who have been in Indonesia and have overstayed their visas are also not allowed to return to their country. The immigration office will issue emergency permit of stay for 30 days to them.
"Up till now, the Sukabumi Immigration Office has not issued an emergency permit of stay to Chinese citizens including those staying Sukabumi District and Sukabumi Municipality," he said.
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