The Ministry of Health of Indonesia promulgated the latest health inspection regulations for foreigners entering Indonesia during the new coronary pneumonia epidemic

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia promulgated the latest health inspection regulations for foreigners entering Indonesia during the new coronary pneumonia epidemic
May 21, 2020 No Comments News customwar.com

Recently, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia notified the embassies of various countries in Indonesia and informed the Ministry of Health of Indonesia of the latest regulations on health inspections for foreigners entering Indonesia from border ports during the implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) on the new coronary pneumonia outbreak.  

  1. These provisions apply to foreign nationals who are permitted to enter or transit Indonesia during the epidemic period as prescribed in Article 3 ( 1 ) of Ministerial Decree No. 11 of 2020 of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia.  

  2. Foreigners entering Indonesia must have a health certificate in English, stating that their new coronary pneumonia nucleic acid test result is negative. The health certificate is valid within 7 days after the issuance of the health agency at the place of departure of the foreign national, and should be inspected by the relevant national health authority upon arrival at the Indonesian port / airport / land port.  

  3. For foreign nationals who hold a health certificate with a negative nucleic acid test result for new coronary pneumonia, follow the procedures below:  

  (1) Carry out additional health checkups (excluding rapid tests or nucleic acid tests) on immigrants.  

  (2) If no disease or health risk is found after the additional health check, the health authority at the border port of Indonesia will issue a Health Clearance and Health Alert Card for the immigrant .  

  (3) To allow immigrants to continue to their respective destinations with the travel permit issued by the local New Coronary Pneumonia Outbreak Response Working Group. Immigrants should always wear masks while traveling.  

  (4) Immigrants should conduct a 14-day self-isolation in their residence, maintain social distance, wear masks, and maintain a clean and healthy lifestyle.  

  (5) Immigrants should submit health permits to the health authorities in their places of residence through their local representative offices in order to monitor their self-isolation.  

  4. For foreign nationals without a health certificate, or holding a health certificate for more than 7 days, or holding a health certificate that does not contain a negative nucleic acid test result, follow the procedure below:  

  (1) Carry out additional health checks including rapid tests on immigrants.  

  (2) Those who have complications and rapid test results are positive should be sent to the emergency hospital or the new coronary pneumonia designated hospital for isolation treatment.  

  (3) For immigrants who have no obvious corresponding symptoms and no complications but have a positive rapid test result, the immigration department should be advised to repatriate them.  

  (4) The immigration department should also advise the immigration department to repatriate the immigrants without any response to the rapid detection.  

  5. All crew members of foreign nationality who are allowed to change posts in Indonesia in compliance with the current regulations shall have a health certificate with a negative nucleic acid test. For the health certificate held for more than 7 days due to the voyage, it shall be implemented as follows:  

  (1) Perform additional health checks on the crew, including inquiries, body temperature tests, signs and symptoms of new coronary pneumonia, and blood oxygen saturation checks.  

  (2) If no disease or health risk is found, the crew may be allowed to continue their journey back home. Frontier port health authorities may issue health permits and health declaration cards for crew members.  

  (3) Crew members who cannot return directly to the country due to objective reality should be required to isolate themselves in their ships or quarantine facilities, and accept the supervision of the health, immigration, and security departments at border ports.  

  6. For ships or aircraft that have recently carried diagnosed patients, or according to preliminary data that there is a disease or health risk, they must be eliminated by the relevant port health authorities.  

  7. These regulationsFrom May 7, 2020Implementation.

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