Indonesia Quarantine Extended to 10 Days Over Omicron Escalation



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian government has officially extended the quarantine period for international visitors and Indonesians arriving from overseas to an extensive ten days. This has been introduced as a direct response to preventing the spread of the Omicron variant or corona B1.1.529.

    The adjusted quarantine period also comes with a new set of health protocols that is hoped to suppress the spread of the virus, which the Covid-19 task force had put in place. The new rules will be effective as of Friday, December 3, and remain until further announcements. 

    The following are the new adjusted rules regarding Covid health protocols:

    All International Travelers, both Indonesian Citizens (WNI) and Foreign Citizens (WNA) must comply with the following conditions/requirements:

    a. Upon arrival, international travelers are required to re-test RT-PCR and are required to undergo quarantine for 10 x 24 hours;

    b. In the event that the head of the foreign representative and the family on duty in Indonesia can self-quarantine at their respective residences for 10 x 24 hours; and

    c. For Indonesian citizens and foreigners, a second RT-PCR test is carried out with the following conditions:

        - On the 9th day of quarantine for international travelers who quarantine with a duration of 10 x 24 hours; or

        - On the 13th day of quarantine for international travelers who quarantine with a duration of 14 x 24 hours.

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