Saturday, September 18, 2021

Indonesia places Visa Ban on Foreign Immigrants from India

Immigrants who have visited India within the past 14days have been restricted from traveling into the country

To combat the risk of different coronavirus strains, Indonesia will stop issuing visas to immigrants who have visited India in the past 14 days, according to a government minister.

India is in the midst of a pandemic, which includes the impact of a “double mutant” strain of COVID-19. On Friday, the group experienced the world’s highest single-day upsurge, exceeding 330,000 infections for the second day in a row.

According to the statement chief economic Airlangga Hartarto promulgated on Friday, he disclosed that

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.

Lots of people still enter Indonesia. We must be careful of those entering from South Asian countries.

The restrictions come after a chartered flight arrived in Indonesia after transiting people from Chennai with a total of 129 people, 12 of whom tested positive for COVID-19. Budi Gunadi Sadikin, the health minister, said that samples had been taken for genomic sequencing.

Indonesians arriving from India, on the other hand, will be permitted to enter but will be subjected to stricter health procedures and quarantine.

As of Thursday, Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous nation, had one of Asia’s terrible COVID-19 epidemics, with over 1.62 million cases and 44,000 deaths.

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