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Covid-19: Indonesia bans travellers from regions in Iran, Italy and South Korea

6 Mar 2020 16:34:28


Indonesia will ban the entry and transit of foreign visitors coming from the 10 regions hardest hit by the coronavirus in Iran, Italy and South Korea from Sunday (March 8).

But travellers departing from any other places in the three countries will be allowed entry if they produce a health certificate issued by the countries' respective health authorities that declare the travellers as healthy, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Thursday (March 5). The health certificate should be presented to airliners during check-in.

The temporary ban will affect foreigners who have been in Teheran, Qom and Gilan in Iran, Lombardi, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Marche and Piedmont in Italy, and Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk province in South Korea in the past 14 days.

"Based on the latest WHO (World Health Organization) report, there's a significant increase in Covid-19 cases outside China in three countries - Iran, Italy and South Korea. As a result, for the sake of all, Indonesia is issuing a new policy for travellers from these countries," Retno said.

Read full story: thestar.com.my

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