What is Coronavirus and Covid-19?
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that also include the currently rampant coronavirus. Since it initially had no name during the first few weeks, it was simply called the “new type of coronavirus”.
The respiratory disease caused by Sars-CoV-2 is called “Covid-19” (Coronavirus Disease-2019). Accordingly, Covid-19 patients are people who carry the Sars-CoV-2 virus and show symptoms.
Corona Symptoms CoVid-19
- a runny nose
- sore throat
- sometimes diarrhea
Severe cases may experience breathing problems or develop a lung infection.
Disease symptoms can emerge up to 14 days after infection.
In this uncertain and dynamic time, there is also the risk when traveling, that further travel restrictions might be announced, depending on how the situation in Indonesia and other countries evolves.
Most countries advise their citizens to avoid all unnecessary traveling, and some countries close their borders or even announce that their citizens have to stay at home. Traveling to Bali or anywhere else these days carries the risk of flights being canceled, borders being shut, or self-quarantine being imposed on returning travelers.
It’s a tough time for travelers to figure out, which restrictions and travel bans have been decided. Almost daily, new decisions are made while information is not always distributed efficiently and clearly enough.
In essence, all governments and health organisations urge travelers to cancel and/or postpone unnecessary traveling these days. Returning home is usually still possible, while some countries will demand self-quarantine for a period of 2 weeks. Indonesia has advised its citizens to return home as quickly as possible.
Official Government Announcement From March 17th, 2020 – effective 20. March 2020
Denied entry or transit to Indonesia for visitors/travelers who have travelled to the following countries, in the last 14 days:
- United Kingdom
All visitors/travelers must complete and submit a Health Alert Card to the Port Health Authority upon arrival at Indonesian airports.
Should the travel history indicate that a person has traveled to the countries above in the last 14 days, such a person may be refused entry to Indonesia.
For Indonesian citizens who have traveled to the countries above, an additional screening shall be carried out by the Port Health Authority upon arrival:
a. If the additional screening shows initial symptoms of Covid-19, a 14-day observation in a government facility will be applied;
b. If no initial symptom is found, a 14-day self-quarantine will be strongly recommended.
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