News: A Ban On Air Travel Until Late 2Q20
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April 24, 2020 - by ch-aviation.com
Indonesia will suspend all domestic and international air and sea travel, with a few exceptions, in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus, the country's Ministry of Transportation said in a statement on April 24.
The ban on air travel will take effect from Saturday April 25, allowing some pre-booked flights to go ahead, and will last until May 31. Cargo transport is exempted from the suspension. The ban on sea travel took immediate effect.
"Starting today there are no new reservations," ministry spokesman Adita Irawati declared in the statement.
International flights will continue to operate for foreign nationals to return to their countries and for Indonesian citizens to return home. Other exceptions include travel by state officials, diplomatic representatives, and employees of international organisations.
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