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Indonesia bans arrivals from 8 African countries to curb Omicron variant–document

/ 02:28 PM November 28, 2021
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An empty view of Ngurah Rai International Airport is seen as Indonesia’s resort island of Bali reopens for international flights, following border closures brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Badung, Bali, Indonesia October 14, 2021. REUTERS FILE PHOTO

JAKARTA — Indonesia will ban the arrival of travelers who have been in eight African countries, to curb the spread of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, an official document showed on Sunday.

Indonesia, home to popular tourist island Bali, will not allow people who have been in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Eswatini or Nigeria in the past 14 days.

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The restriction takes effect on Monday, the document says.

Delegates attending G20 meetings, which Indonesia chairs, will not be affected by the ban.

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