Indonesia is currently booming in the number of COVID-19 cases attributed to the Omicron version of the virus.
Indonesia has therefore decided to temporarily ban international tourists from entering the Jakarta airport.
The country’s Ministry of Transport confirmed the decision to prevent foreign travelers from entering Jakarta and recommended mitigating the rise in Covid cases. The country recorded a total of 36,000 infections on Sunday, and the Jakarta hospital’s occupancy rate reached 63%.
Bali had just welcomed its first international flight in nearly two years. The last rule was applied to foreign visitors and Indians who went abroad on vacation.
However, overseas travelers can still reach Bali Airport, Batam Airport, and Tanjung Pinang Airport in the Riau Islands. It should also be noted that Jakarta currently has a curfew from midnight to 4 am. This boom is expected to peak at the end of February.
Bali, on the other hand, opened its doors to foreign visitors from 19 countries last October.
Indonesia is a tourist attraction in Asia, with Bali a hot spot for foreign travelers. Bali is renowned for its truly beautiful beaches, culture, and heritage. With the rise of Covid cases in the capital, the country is now taking a cautious approach to tourism.