(Bloomberg) — Indonesia is revising a rule banning foreigners from entering the country, as it discusses opening a travel corridor for essential business purposes from Singapore, according to Kompas.
The government is opening travel corridors to allow businesspeople, experts, investors and state officials to enter the country, Kompas newspaper reported, citing Yasonna Laoly, minister of law and human rights. Indonesia is in talks with Singapore, after agreeing to arrangements with the United Arab Emirates, South Korea and China.
Southeast Asia’s largest economy has banned the entry of foreigners since April as it seeks to curb the spread of coronavirus infections, with exemptions given to those with long-term passes including a work permit.
An electronic visa service for travel under the corridor arrangement will be available from Oct. 15, and there will be special booths for Singapore travelers entering through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Batam island, Laoly said in the report.
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