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Indonesia Quarantine Requirements – Lowered to 7- 10 Days

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Indonesia Quarantine Requirements

Indonesia Quarantine RequirementsEn.tempo.co reports that reduce the current 10-14 mandatory quarantine period to 7-10 days.

The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment and COVID Czar, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, told a press conference at the National Palace on Monday 03 January 2022: “It has been decided earlier that the 14-day quarantine will become ten days and the 10-day quarantine will become seven days.”

Before the latest announcement, the 14-day mandatory quarantine applied to international travelers, both foreign and domestic, landing in Indonesia from a country experiencing high infection rates for the Omicron variant. The 10-day quarantine was used for those arriving from countries not seen at particular risk to the Omicron virus.

International travelers must present proof of completion for two vaccinations and undergo PCR screening before boarding a flight to any Indonesian international airport.
Indonesia Quarantine Requirements

 

Domestic Demand Boosts Hotel Occupancy

Indonesia Quarantine RequirementsThe chairman of the Badung Regency Chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI-Badung), Gusti Agung Rai Suryawidjaya, said that over Christmas and New Year’s on Saturday, 01 January 2022, occupancy levels at Bali hotels increased to levels of between 60-65%.

Suryawidhaya linked the higher occupancy at PHRI hotels to the raised level of domestic travelers landing at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport. Indonesia Quarantine Requirements

Bali’s airport counted:

  • 10,914 domestic passengers landing on 26 December 2021
  • 10,043 domestic passengers landing on 27 December 2021
  • 11,156 domestic passengers landing on 28 December 2021
  • 11,825 domestic passengers landing on 29 December 2021
  • 11.235 domestic passengers landing on 30 December 2021

Higher than average arrival numbers were also recorded over the same period at the Java to Bali ferry port of Gilimanuk. Strong domestic arrivals boosted Bali hotel occupancies over the Christmas period to around 50%, and occupancy over the New Year’s threshold increased even more to 60-65%, according to PHRI-Bali. Indonesia Quarantine Requirements

Meanwhile, tourism officials in Bali are keeping a close watch on World Health Organization Reports regarding the Omicron variant. Some early reports suggest that the Omicron variant is highly contagious but less life-threatening than earlier forms of the coronavirus. Once Indonesia has a better understanding of the Omicron variant and data clarifying its threat to human life and public health. Public policy on dealing with the fast-developing virus will be formulated.
Indonesia Quarantine Requirements

 

Ogoh-Ogoh Parades to be Tightly Controlled

Nyepi – Bali’s official day of island-wide silence will fall on Thursday, 03 March 2022.

Indonesia Quarantine RequirementsIn keeping with local tradition, the night before Nyepi, 02 March 2022, will be marked with street parades across the island and mardi-gras-like parades of papier-mache effigies (ogoh-ogoh) created by members of local community halls (banjars).

Traditionally riotous affairs hosted on crowded village and city streets, Nyepi parades have been canceled over the past two years due to COVID-19 mandates from the government. The government plans to allow limited celebrations of Nyepi (Tahun Baru Saka 1944) on 02 March 2022, coordinated by the Task Force for COVID-19 Mitigation (Satgas). Indonesia Quarantine Requirements

By government order, restricted, scaled-down pre-Nyepi parades will be limited to a maximum of 50 participants, with parade routes limited to areas near the Banjar that created each ogoh ogoh.

Rules governing Nyepi festivities and the creation of ogoh-ogoh are contained in a circular memorandum issued by the Council of Traditional Villages in Bali (Majelis Desa Adat Provinsi Bali) – (No-more 009/SE/MDA-Prov Bali /XII/2021. SE).

I Gusti Made Ngurah of MDA-Bali said the circular memorandum issued by his organization sets restrictions and standards for ogoh-ogoh parades reflecting precautions needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Indonesia Quarantine Requirements

As reported by NusaBali.com, among the stipulations to be followed in Bali on the evening before Nyepi are:

  • Ogoh-ogoh effigies must be made by traditional Bali-Hindu organizations, such as the local Banjar, paiketan krama (village women’s association), or yowana (youth organizations).
  • The creation of an ogoh-ogoh can only be undertaken with the permission of the traditional village head and the local Task Force for the Control of COVID-19.
  • Every authorized group is allowed to make only a single ogoh-ogoh,
  • Each authorized ogoh-ogoh can be hoisted via a local area parade involving no more than 50 procession participants.
  • The ogoh-ogoh parades must be confined to the local village of the respective Banjar.
  • Festivities and parades must end by 8:00 pm.
  • The construction process of the ogoh-ogoh and conduct of the pre-Nyepi parade must be done following Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) protocols.
  • Those involved in creating and parading an ogoh-ogoh must be fully vaccinated and present a negative rapid test antigen test.
  • Anyone with a high body temperature, flu symptoms, or feeling unwell cannot follow ogoh-ogoh parade activities.
  • All ogoh-ogoh projects must have a guarantor who can be held responsible if any COVID-19 rules are disobeyed.
  • Ogoh-ogoh effigies must be made from natural materials with the use of plastics and Styrofoam forbidden.

Unspecified sanctions and penalties will be invoked against ogoh-ogoh teams or their guarantor who fails to follow the stipulations listed above.
Indonesia Quarantine Requirements

Bali Deported 194 Foreigners in 2021

Indonesia Quarantine RequirementsNusaBali.com reports that for the entire year of 2021, the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, in charge of immigration matters in Bali, deported 194 foreign nationals.

From the total of 194 deportations from Bali, 7 of that total was done because of individual failures to obey COVID-19 health protocols.

The head of the Ministry of Justice in Bali, Jamaruli Manihuruk, told the press that for the year 2021 – 194 foreigners were deported back to their home country. From that total, 71 were departed via the Ngurah Rai Immigration Office, 38 from the Denpasar office, 17 from the Singaraja Immigration Office, and 68 from the Immigration Detention Center in South Bali.

The seven foreigners deported for not following COVID-19 health protocols were: Lie Sie (Russian), Ross Murray (Ireland), Sulfia Kadarberdieya (Russia), Alleen Ayala (USA), Jonathan High Punder (UK), Metej Cerny (Czechoslovakia), and Anzhelika Naumenok (Russia).

Of the 194 foreigners deported from Indonesia via Bali, 166 have been banned from re-entering the country for various periods.

In 2021 the Bali immigration authorities issued 103,781 immigration permits. This total included 8.531 temporary stay permits (ITAS) and 41 permanent stay permits (ITAP).

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