Overseas Foreigners’ Quarantine Cut Down to 3 Days

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia – The government will cut down quarantine rules for international travelers (PPI) from 5 days to 3 days. The policy was taken taking into account the development of cases Covid 19 in Indonesia.

Secretary of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Susiwijono Moegiarso, said the quarantine rules apply to eligible PPIs, including 2-dose vaccinated, negative PCR test results at departure, arrival, and at the end of quarantine.

“The provisions regarding this quarantine will soon be included in the amendment to the SE KaSatgas Number 20/2021 to be implemented immediately,” said Susiwijono in an official statement, quoted Tuesday (2/11).

Meanwhile, Domestic Travelers (PPDN) can use the results of the antigen test (D-1) for travelers who have been vaccinated twice, or the results of the PCR test (D-3) for travelers who have only been vaccinated once. This means that the use of antigen test results can be used, both for the people of Java-Bali and Outside Java-Bali.

“However, it must continue to be monitored from time to time, and if there is a spike in cases, it can be followed up immediately,” he said.

Susiwijono explained, based on the evaluation, the implementation of Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) in the Java-Bali and Outside Java-Bali regions will still be carried out every week, although the PPKM will remain in effect for this period until November 8, 2021.

“In the national aggregate, the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is quite under control, with the number of active cases continuing to decline. However, we must be aware of the trend of increasing cases in 131 regencies/cities in the last few days,” he explained.

As of October 31, 2021, national active cases were recorded at 12,318 cases or 0.3 percent of the total cases. The number of cases is down 97.85 percent from the peak of July 24, 2021 (574,135 cases), and this figure is well below the global average of 7.4 percent.

The daily confirmations as of November 1 were 403 cases, down from 523 cases on Sunday (31/10). Then, the 7-day average (7DMA) was 619 cases, and a downward trend of 99.1 percent from the peak of daily confirmed cases on 15 July 2021 (56,757 cases).

Outside Java-Bali, daily confirmed cases as of 31 October 2021 were 129 cases and the 7-day average (7DMA) was 209 cases, with a consistent downward trend. “This causes the number of active cases as of October 31 to reach 6,816 cases or 0.4 percent of the total cases, and a decrease of 96.9 percent from the peak of active cases that occurred on August 6, 2021, which was 221,412 cases,” he said.