When Indonesia is battling a dramatic spike in new coronavirus cases, now domestic travelers on long-distance transportation modes such as planes, buses, and trains must produce vaccination records of at least the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
According to new restrictions announced on Thursday, plane passengers must take a PCR test two days before the flight.
Those using other transportation modes must take an antigen test a day prior.
The restrictions will come into force on Saturday until July 20 in stricken Java and Bali, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan told a news conference.
Under the more stringent Covid-19 rules, business entities in non-essential sectors must implement a work-from-home policy for all employees.
Whilst essential sectors such as banking and finances have to slash their office capacity by 50 percent. Critical sectors such as energy, health, security, and disaster mitigation can fully operate under strict health protocols.
Schools will stick to online classes, supermarkets and traditional markets will run at a 50 percent capacity until 8:00 p.m.
“Pharmacies and drug stores can open for 24 hours. Whilst malls and trade centers will temporarily close until July 20. Restaurants will only accept delivery orders or take-away,” Luhut said.