Indonesia to ban foreigners' entry, transit over coronavirus pandemicChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 31, 2020
Indonesia decided Tuesday to ban foreigners from entering into and transiting through the country to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said.
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The minister said exceptions will be made to those holding limited or permanent residency, and diplomats and other officials with valid permits, even though they will still be subject to health screening protocols.
No specific date was given for the envisioned entry ban. The government intends to issue a ministerial regulation on it soon.
Indonesia has been struggling to contain the spread of the respiratory disease known as COVID-19, with 1,414 people having tested positive for the virus as of Monday, with 122 fatalities. ■