24,594 Foreigners Enter Indonesia


 24,594 Foreigners Enter Indonesia, DPR: Government Ignores People's Suffering

Read more in the article "24,594 Foreigners Enter Indonesia, DPR: Government Ignores People's Suffering", https://tirto.id/ghANA member of the House of Representatives Commission IX Health Sector Kurniasih Mufidayati assesses the government's policy of accepting thousands of foreign nationals (WNA) in Indonesia is counterproductive in handling Covid-19. The Class I Immigration Office for TPI at Soekarno Hatta Airport recorded 24,594 foreigners entering Indonesia from June 1 to July 6, 2021, or when the Emergency Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) were implemented.

Read more in the article "24,594 Foreigners Enter Indonesia, DPR: Government Ignores People's Suffering", https://tirto.id/ghANBut these foreigners arrived in Indonesia and this completely eliminates the value of humanity," he told reporters, Friday (9/09/2020). 7/2021). According to Mufida, the government is not sensitive to the suffering of people affected by Emergency PPKM. Residents are forced to not be able to trade during PPKM and stay at home for non-essential and non-critical sector workers. "Ironic indeed. People in Java and Bali were told to stay at home following the Emergency PPKM policy. Including the lack of availability of oxygen cylinders and supply of medicines," said the PKS politician. He asked the government to temporarily stop foreign visits to Indonesia to prevent the transmission of the new variant of Corona. Moreover, thousands of foreigners came from China, Japan, South Korea, the United States of America, and Russia. "ICU and isolation BOR have exceeded the safety threshold set by the World Health Organization of 60 percent. The daily cases of Covid always increase every day," he said. Meanwhile, the Head of Immigration Tikim at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Sam Fernando, said that his party allowed the thousands of foreigners to enter based on the circular letter (SE) of the Covid-19 Handling Task Force Number 8 of 2021 concerning Health Protocols. International Travel During the Covid-19 Pandemic "We are still using SE Number 8 of 2021, that is our reference," he told reporters. Indonesia chose to open the door for foreigners because other countries in the world took the same thing. Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan said foreigners entering Indonesia cannot be avoided. "We must treat it the same as what is reciprocal. The other world does it, we have to do it. You can't have that state, you want it, I don't want it. It can't be like that," Luhut said after a limited meeting with President Jokowi and his staff on handling COVID-19, Tuesday (6/7/2021).

The Head of Information and Communication Technology for Immigration (Tikim) Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Sam Fernando, said that five countries dominated the arrivals of tens of thousands of foreigners.

"China has 5,298 people, Japan is 2,155 people, South Korea is 1,731 people, the United States is 1,728 people, and Russia is 984 people," said Sam, Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

Sam said that his party also recorded the arrival of Indonesian citizens (WNI) from abroad through the airport. There are 46,580 Indonesian citizens who arrived at Soekarno-Hatta Airport on June 1-6 July 2021.

"So if they are combined, a total of 71,174 foreigners and Indonesian citizens who come to Indonesia through Soekarno-Hatta Airport for the period June 1-6 July 2021," he concluded.

Sam explained that his party allowed thousands of foreigners to enter based on the circular letter (SE) of the Covid-19 Handling Task Force Number 8 of 2021 concerning International Travel Health Protocols during the Covid-19 Pandemic Period. "We are still using SE Number 8 of 2021, that is our reference," he said.

However, his party also rejected the arrival of foreigners from various countries. The reasons for the refusal varied, ranging from an unclear purpose of arrival to several foreigners who were included on the banned list.

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In detail, there were 34 foreigners who were refused arrival in June 2021. Then, there were nine foreigners in July 2021. "So we rejected a total of 43 foreigners," he continued.

In addition to arrivals, continued Sam, his party also noted the departure of Indonesian citizens and foreigners from Soekarno-Hatta Airport during the same period. It was recorded that there were a total of 69,549 people who left Indonesia with details, around 41,468 Indonesian citizens and 28,081 foreigners who left

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