Indonesia denied entry to 126 foreigners due to coronavirus outbreak

Indonesia denied entry to 126 foreigners due to coronavirus outbreak

Acting Director General of Immigration Jhoni Ginting speaks at a press conference on COVID-19 at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Thursday. (ANTARA/Hanni Sofia/sh)

On February 14, the Ngurah Rai airport denied entry to four foreign visitors
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia has denied entry to 126 foreign visitors at several border crossings from February 6 to March 10 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Acting Director General of Immigration Jhoni Ginting told the press at the Presidential Office here on Thursday that his office denied entry to 126 foreigners from various countries from February 6 to March 10.

On February 8, Ginting said, 82 foreigners were denied entry by the Ngurah Rai Bali immigration office and 11 others were denied entry by Soekarno-Hatta immigration.

Furthermore, on February 13, a Singaporean was rejected in Batam, three foreigners at Ngurah Rai airport, two foreigners at Soekarno Hatta airport, five foreigners at Juanda and Kualanamu airports, and one foreigner from Malaysia at Batam Center Port.

"On February 14, the Ngurah Rai airport denied entry to four foreign visitors," he said.

In total, the Ngurah Rai immigration office denied entry to 89 foreigners, including from China (1), Russia (12), Romania 1, Brazil 6, New Zealand 3, Armenia 3, Ukraine 9, the United Kingdom 4, Morocco 2, Kazakhstan 7, the United States 11, Ghana 1, Australia 2, Austria 1, Canada 6, Uzbekistan 1, Germany 1, France 1, Spain 2, India 1, Italy 1, Kyrgyz Rep 4, Turkey 1, Chile 1, Tajikistan 1, Peru 1, Sweden 1, Moldova 1, Malaysia 1, Egypt 1, and Thailand 1.

The Soekarno-Hatta immigration office has denied 22 foreigners, including 7 from China, Malaysia 3, Ireland 2, Mali 1, Australia 2, Ghana 1, Japan 1, India 1, Thailand 1, the United States 1, and Yaman 1.

The Kualanamu immigration office in Medan has rejected 7 foreigners, including from China (5), South Korea (1), and Italy (1).

The Juanda immigration office in Surabaya has rejected 5 foreigners from China (3), Singapore (1), and the UK (1).

The Batam immigration office has denied entry to one Singaporean, and Batam Center Port rejected the entry of a Malaysian and a Singaporean.

(INE)

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