The Provincial Government of Bali will tighten security at airports, ports, and terminals ahead of the Idul Fitri 1442 Hijriah to prohibit residents from returning to their hometowns (mudik) for Lebaran celebrations.
Residents caught going back and forth to their hometowns are told to return to their homes.
“Of course it means the tightening and strengthening at the entrance. At Ngurah Rai Airport, at Gilimanuk Port, and so on, including most importantly the airport of departure,” said Secretary of the Bali Province COVID-19 Handling Task Force I Made Rentin, Tuesday (6/4/2021).
Rentin emphasized that the central government has officially issued a ban on going home (mudik) for the Idul Fitri holiday to reduce the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This prohibition also applies to all communities, especially civil servants, who are expected to become examples of other communities.
However, according to Rentin, there are several groups of people who are excluded from the prohibition of going home. Those who have urgent needs that cannot be postponed are still allowed to return to their hometowns.
“For example, there is a family, parents, father, mother, hopefully not yes, who died, while we are overseas, it is possible (to go home),” said Rentin.
Residents who are allowed to return to their hometowns with urgent needs are required to bring a certificate from the sub-district, village, or the COVID-19 Task Force. Also, they must have a certificate from the hospital where the sick family is being treated or has died.
“When we find that he only carries documents such as an antigen, swab, or GeNose documents, without a certificate of traveling for important and urgent reasons, he will be ordered to return,” said Rentin.
Rentin said, to distinguish between ordinary travelers and those with urgent needs, his party conducted screening in various places. The first screening is carried out when travelers purchase tickets. This policy will take effect from 9 May 2021.
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