THE INDONESIAN Government will gradually re-open international flights, but flights from Singapore are still prohibited.

According to the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesia will open international flights from 18 countries and for foreigners, which will be carried out this week. However, the opening of the entrances for the 18 countries does not include Singapore, because the COVID-19 condition in that country has not met the pandemic level requirements from the World Health Organization (WHO).

“I don’t think Singapore is included because maybe the level 1, level 2 standard requirements have not been met according to WHO,” Luhut said during a implementation of restrictions on community activities (PPKM) evaluation press conference, Monday (10/11).

However, for Indonesian citizens (WNI) who want to return to Indonesia from Singapore, they are still allowed as long as they undergo quarantine. Get information, inspiration and insights in your email.

“Regarding Indonesians who come, of course (quarantine) remains valid for 5 days. The determination of the 5-day quarantine is calculated based on the incubation period of the virus. Previously, quarantine was valid for 14 days, but this has changed as more people have been vaccinated,” he said.

Minister Luhut added, so I think the risk is lower because our immunity level also increases in line with the number of people being vaccinated, and the number of elderly people who are vaccinated also increases. [ special]