Migrant Workers Subjected to Govt Guideline Against Omicron

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Transportation Ministry on Tuesday issued the travel guideline for Indonesian migrant workers returning to the home country amidst the spread of the latest coronavirus variant B.1.1.529 or Omicron. 

    The guidelines touted the Implementation of International Travel in Land Transportation During Coronavirus Disease Pandemic No.SE 104/2021.

    The Transportation Ministry’s director general of land transportation Budi Setiyadi on November 30 said, “we allow migrant travelers from overseas to enter Indonesia as long as they follow strict health protocols.”

    The health protocols include the use of Indonesia's mobility tracing app PeduliLindungi as they pass borders and show the complete vaccination card and negative PCR certificates. Migrant workers who have not been vaccinated will be provided with one. 

    International travelers, as they arrive in Indonesia, must also undergo a 7-day health quarantine while a 14-day health quarantine will be imposed on Indonesian migrant workers from South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, and Lesotho. 

    The government will also temporarily ban the entry of foreign nationals if they have visited countries with confirmed omicron cases within the last 14 days, these countries include South Africa, Botswana, and Hong Kong. 

    Read: Govt to Evaluate Travel Corridors Following Emergence of Omicron Variant

    FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA