5-day quarantine mandatory for Indonesians returning from abroad

5-day quarantine mandatory for Indonesians returning from abroad

Coordinator of the expert team and spokesperson for COVID-19 handling, Wiku Adisasmito. (ANTARA/Martha Herlinawati Simanjuntak)

They all must be quarantined
Jakarta (ANTARA) - All Indonesians traveling abroad will need to undergo a five-day quarantine upon their return to Indonesia, the COVID-19 Response Task Force has said.

“They all must be quarantined,” coordinator of the expert team and spokesperson for COVID-19 handling, Wiku Adisasmito, said on Tuesday.

Among Indonesians traveling abroad is Indonesia's U-23 national football team that is competing in Tajikstan for the U-23 Asian Cup qualification round, he informed.

The compulsory quarantine for international travelers has been stipulated in Circular No. 20/2021 on Health Protocols for International Travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic, he informed.

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He expressed the hope that all sides will comply with the government rule which is aimed at controlling and preventing COVID-19 transmission.

Earlier, the COVID-19 Task Force had said all international travelers, both Indonesian and foreign nationals, will be subjected to a five-day quarantine upon arrival in Indonesia.

The circular is aimed at applying the health protocols for international travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic, it added.

Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin had earlier confirmed that the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Indonesia has shown an increase in the last two weeks.

Indonesia added 460 COVID-19 confirmed cases and 30 deaths on Monday, taking the total confirmed cases to more than 4.2 million and total deaths to more than 143 thousand, official data has shown.

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At least 69.13 million Indonesians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday, according to data provided by the COVID-19 Handling Task Force.

According to the latest data from the task force, the number of fully vaccinated people rose by 866,113 to 69,130,122 on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the number of people receiving their first dose rose by 922,722 to 114,347,101, it reported.

The number of third dose or 'booster' vaccine recipients rose by 2,899 to touch 1,110,323, it said.

Overall, the government is aiming to inoculate 208,265,720 million people.

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