COVID-19 India: Indonesia puts up restrictions for travellers who’ve visited India

COVID-19 India: Indonesia puts up restrictions for travellers who've visited India

Indonesia, one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world and a big hit with Indian travellers, has put into force new restrictions for travellers from India. The island nation will stop issuing visa to foreigners who have travelled to India over the past 14 days. India is currently battling a highly deadly and infectious wave of COVID-19. Indonesia took this step after a chartered flight from Chennai had 12 passengers testing positive for COVID-19.

Apart from foreigners, Indonesians arriving home from India will be allowed to enter but will have to stay in quarantine and follow rigorous safety protocols.

Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, commented on the same, “Based on these observations, the government has decided to stop issuing visas for foreigners who have lived or visited India in the past 14 days.”

The said restriction are in place from April 25, and will continue to be in place till further notice. So far, India has reported 222k COVID deaths and is trying hard to curb the death toll.

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