41 Foreign Nationals with Chinese Travel Histories Refused Entry in Bali
Kompas.com reports that through Thursday, February 6, 2020, the immigration office at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport has refused entry to Indonesia to 41 foreign nationals determined to have visited China in the previous 14 days.
The refused entry of foreigners with a recent travel history to China encompassed both Chinese nationals and the citizens of other countries who had visited China in the preceding 14 days. The refused entry to Indonesia has occurred during a period in which Indonesia has suspended direct flights between Indonesia and Mainland China.
An immigration officer at the Bali Airport confirmed that among those refused entries were citizens of the People’s Republic of China, Brazil, Ukraine, USA, Russia, Morocco, and Australia.
The decision to refuse entry to Indonesian territory is based on Regulation of the Minister of Justice and Human Rights No. 3 of 2020. That urgently issued regulation stipulates that Chinese nationals and citizens of other countries who have visited China in the previous 14 days before their arrival in Indonesia will be denied a free visitor visa or a visa on arrival.