Indonesia bans air and sea travel till June 1, says officials

In the latest of the measure taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Indonesia will temporarily ban domestic and international travel till June 1. The news was confirmed by the Transport Ministry on April 23.

The decision of Indonesia is in line will the commitment to fight the pandemic as many countries world wide have put a ban on travel.

The Transport Ministry said that Indonesia will temporarily ban domestic and international air and sea travel in a bid to curb further spread of COVID-19. The Ministry confirmed that cargo transport will be exempted from the ban.

Novie Riyanto Rahardjo, Transport Ministry’s Director General of Aviation said that the ban on air travel will begin on April 24 and will stay until June 1.

On the other hand, Agus Purnomo, Sea Transportation Director General said that the ban on sea travel will begin on April 24 and will run until June 8.

The officials taking of exemptions added that any flights repatriating Indonesian and foreign citizens, as well as travel by state officials, diplomatic staff and representatives of international organisations will be exempted.

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