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PeduliLindungi Adds Feature For People Vaccinated Abroad

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PeduliLindungi adds feature for people vaccinated abroad


The Indonesian Health Ministry has updated the PeduliLindungi application to allow foreign nationals (WNA) and Indonesian citizens (WNI) who received the COVID-19 vaccine abroad to get a vaccination certificate.

"We have prepared the website for Indonesians and foreign nationals to register and they will be verified later," Head of the Digital Transformation Office of the Health Ministry Setiaji informed while making a press statement on the Ministry's YouTube channel, accessed from here on Tuesday.

He said the feature was added by the government in an effort to verify foreign travelers who have received the vaccine outside Indonesia.

People who register on the PeduliLindungi app will be required to fill out information about their identity, travel history, and the type of vaccine they have received on a form, he said.

The Health Ministry will check the submitted form. Indonesian citizens will be verified by the ministry, an foreign nationals by their respective embassies, Setiaji said.

"Next, they will get a confirmation through their registered email. This process will take a period of three days," he added.

Notification via users' email will be a requirement to access the PeduliLindungi application to obtain vaccination certificates, he informed.

"The vaccination certificate can be used to access a number of public spaces in Indonesia, such as shopping centers, public transportation, entertainment venues, and so on," he said.

"With this feature and by using a simple model, it is expected that the rights of Indonesian citizens and foreign nationals can be fulfilled. The (ministry) hopes the feature can facilitate and smoothen the accommodation of public facilities," he added.

As of Monday, 42,104,839 Indonesians have received their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, according to the Health Ministry.

According to Vice President Ma'ruf Amin, Indonesia has sufficient COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate 77 percent of the country's total population and build herd immunity.

Apart from CoronaVac, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Moderna, and Comirnaty (Pfizer), Johnson & Johnson's vaccine was recently approved for emergency use in Indonesia by the BPOM (National Agency of Drug and Food Control). (Antaranews)

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