Indonesia to make exceptions for inter-city travel despite ban on Aidilfitri exodus

JAKARTA (CNA) – Indonesia will resume inter-city commercial flights, trains and buses for certain travellers today, less than two weeks after the government announced a blanket ban on domestic travel to prevent the spread of COVID-19. President Joko Widodo had earlier decided to ban all inter-city travel to stop Indonesians from carrying out the traditional annual exodus, known locally as mudik, ahead of the Muslim holiday Aidilfitri. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin