Since the Corona case exploded in Indonesia, more and more countries have closed their doors to Indonesia. These are nine countries that have closed their doors to Indonesia.
On Tuesday (13/07), Nikkei Asia wrote that Indonesia had surpassed India as the epicenter of the pandemic in Asia.
Which countries have so far banned travelers from Indonesia? The following is a list citing information from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other sources.
1. United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates prohibits all national and foreign airlines and air transport and transit flights from Indonesia. This policy is effective from Sunday, July 11, 2021, at 11.59. Transit flights are excluded from transit flights heading to Indonesia.
However, there are categories of groups that are excluded from the entry ban, including:
1. Citizen of United Arab Emirates and nuclear family.
2. Diplomatic missions include administrative staff serving in the embassies of both countries either in Indonesia or in the United Arab Emirates.
3. Official delegates and Businessmen on condition that they obtain prior approval.
4. Permanent resident holder of the United Arab Emirates type gold and silver
5. The essential workers according to the classification of the Federal Authority of the United Arab Emirates.
6. The crew of foreign cargo and transit aircraft with the condition that the PCR test is negative within 48 hours before departure and quarantine until departing again.
For the excluded group category, they are required to follow the following procedure:
1. Quarantine 10 days.
2. PCR test upon arrival at the airport, on the 4th and 8th day after entering the United Arab Emirates.
3. The results of the PCR test are carried out within 48 hours (from the previous 72 hours) in an accredited laboratory and using a QR code.
Furthermore, an exception applies to travelers from Indonesia who come from a third country with the condition that they stay in the third country at least 14 days before departure.
Cargo flights are still allowed. The United Arab Emirates authorities also prohibit their citizens from traveling to Indonesia with certain exceptions such as diplomatic missions.
“In this regard, we urge you to temporarily refrain from traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic, including to the United Arab Emirates,” the ministry wrote.
The Philippine government has announced a no-entry policy for migrants originating from Indonesia or within the last 14 days in Indonesia. This policy is a form of preventing the spread of the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, which will take effect on July 16, 2021 at 12.01 Local Time until July 31, 2021.
Policy enforcement is excluded for:
– Filipino citizens who are included in the repatriation program or commercial flights with special schemes permitted by the Philippine Authority.
– Foreigners who only transit in Indonesia (during transit stay at the airport). however, upon arrival in the Philippines, they must comply with testing procedures and quarantine protocols according to local government regulations.
The Omani authorities announced the latest Circular in the context of preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Oman, which will take effect from 9 July 2021. These policies include:
Prohibition of entry to Oman from several countries, namely: Singapore, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Tunisia, Libya, Argentina, Colombia and Brunei Darussalam. the prohibition also covers immigrants who have been in these countries within the last 14 days;
Extend the mobility restriction period (lockdown) from 17.00 to 04.00 Local Time from 16 – 31 July 2021.
We urge Omani Citizens not to travel to the countries referred to.
In this regard, we urge you to temporarily refrain from traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic, including to Oman. For those of you who are in Oman to always comply with the policies that have been implemented by the local Authority.
In an emergency, you can call the emergency hotline of the Indonesian Embassy in Muscat at +968 9600 0210 or press the emergency button on the Safe Travel application.
The Singapore government has implemented several new policies in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, including:
1. Tighten the entry of non-Singaporeans/𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘵 who come from Indonesia by limiting entry permits and implementing additional security policies.
2. Prohibiting transit in Singapore for travelers who have been in Indonesia for the last 21 days.
3. Singaporean citizens, and -𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮 holders who will enter Singapore and have a travel history from Indonesia in the last 21 days, must have a negative PCR test result 48 hours before departure as well as 14 day quarantine and PCR test upon arrival and on the day of arrival. 14th
4. Policy takes effect at .𝟓𝟗 .
In an emergency, travelers can contact k @kbrisingapura at +65 9295 3694 or press the emergency button on the Safe Travel Application.
5. Hong Kong
The ban on tourists from Indonesia to Hong Kong has been in effect since June 25, 2021.
The Hong Kong Authority has determined that Indonesia is included in the category A1 country or extremely high risk (extremely high risk). Not only Indonesia, Hong Kong has also suspended tourist arrivals from other countries, namely India, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines
6. Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has not removed Indonesia’s status from the list of banned countries since February.
Saudi Arabia is considering an assessment of the development of Covid-19 cases. Indonesia is included in it along with, among others, Lebanon, Egypt, and Pakistan.
The Japanese government enforces quarantine policies for people who have visited Indonesia as follows:
– Submit negative PCR test results using the “nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab” sampling method with certificate format https://www.mofa.go.jp/files/100177970.pdf and issued within 72 hours before departure to Japan.
– Undergo quarantine in facilities specified by the Japanese Government:
– Carry out a PCR test upon arrival at the airport and undergo quarantine at accommodation owned by the Japanese Government for 10 days.
– If you refuse, then the authorities can make a detention according to the Japanese Quarantine Regulations.
– On the third, sixth and tenth days of being in quarantine accommodation (excluding the date of entering Japan), a PCR test will be carried out. If the test results are negative, then they are allowed to leave the government accommodation.
– After that, they will spend the rest of the quarantine days at their respective homes until the 14th day.
Submit a Written Statement (Written Pledge):
– Willingness to stay at home for 14 days after arriving in Japan, will not use public transportation, report health conditions regularly via email, report location through monitoring applications;
– If it violates this commitment, the Government may announce the identity (including the country of origin for foreign residents) and other relevant information in order to handle the spread of Covid19.
– If the offender is a foreigner, the Japanese Government can revoke the resident status and deport him according to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.
Taiwan has banned Indonesian immigrant workers from entering the country since December 2020. The Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on December 4, 2020 announced that the decision was taken based on the number of Corona virus cases in Indonesia.
In addition, Taiwan had doubts about the credibility of the Covid-19 test results issued by Indonesia.
European countries, especially countries with Schengen visas, prohibit the entry of tourists from Indonesia because of the high risk of Corona transmission. This prohibition does not only apply to Indonesian citizens, but also citizens of other countries with a travel history from Indonesia. The entry permit is valid for people who have a residence permit card in Schengen countries, but are required to quarantine for 14 days from arrival.
In addition to the news above, Bali Tourism is also enlivened by other interesting news. Read it again!
Watch Videos”NASA Finds 4 Earth-like Planets in Space“