Indonesia extends ban on foreign visitors for 2 more weeks

Customs officers wearing protective masks prepare to check passengers at the international arrivals terminal of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Tangerang near Jakarta, Indonesia, March 12, 2020.
PHOTO: Reuters

JAKARTA - Indonesia has extended its ban on foreign arrivals for another 14 days in a bid to control the transmission of the coronavirus, its chief economic minister said on Monday (Jan 11).

The government has said the reason for the stricter measures against international visitors, which were imposed on Jan 1, was to try to keep out the new Covid-19 variant first detected in Britain.

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