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Indonesia Cuts Quarantine to Five Days as Borders Reopen Further

  • Fully vaccinated visitors only need to quarantine for 5 days
  • Batam, Bintan islands to be reopened to foreigners on Oct. 14
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Indonesia is reopening its borders further, allowing visitors from more countries to enter and imposing a shorter quarantine period.

Southeast Asia’s largest economy will allow arrivals from 18 countries and reduce the minimum quarantine period to five days, from eight previously, said Luhut Panjaitan, coordinating minister for maritime and investment affairs who’s overseeing the pandemic response. He didn’t specify which are the 18 countries.