The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues a level 4 travel advisory for Indonesia.
US citizens are urged to avoid or postpone travel to Indonesia as much as possible due to a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19.
The CDC's official page states US citizens who contracted Covid-19 in Indonesia might find it difficult to get the services they needed.
"Do not travel to Indonesia due to COVID-19, terrorism, and natural disasters. Indonesia has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations," the website stated.
Responding to this, Wiku Adisasmito, spokesman for the COVID-19 Task Force said all countries must remind their citizens to avoid trips that have the potential to transmit imported Covid-19 cases, including Indonesia.
"We need to convey that COVID-19 is still a pandemic, so there is no country free from COVID. All countries try to protect their citizens, including Indonesia, so we must avoid travel to prevent imported cases," Wiku said in a press conference on Tuesday.
"As long as we can maintain or limit the mobility of the population between countries, and within this vast country of Indonesia, that is our way of controlling cases properly," Wiku said.
Wiku also asked all Indonesian citizens to protect their respective regions. He urged citizens not to travel unless there are important matters.
"We ask all Indonesian citizens to limit their mobility, only take essential trips, and carry out health protocols like what we advise to prevent additional cases," he said. (RRI)
Do not travel Indonesia due to COVID-19, terrorism, and natural disasters.