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    Indonesia requires some travellers to take COVID-19 tests again

    ANN/THE STAR – Indonesia will reimpose a COVID-19 testing requirement for travellers who haven’t received their booster vaccine to curb a resurgence in cases.

    Starting from July 17, domestic travellers who have received their booster shot are not required to take the test prior to departure, the Transport Ministry said in a statement.

    The rest must prove a negative antigen rapid test result at least 24 hours before departing or a negative PCR test within three days before leaving, according to the statement published on the ministry’s website. People are still required to wear masks in crowded areas, especially in cities where infection rates are higher.

    The Southeast Asian country have added an average of more than 2,000 cases daily this month, more than double the infection rate in June, even as daily fatality remains at single digit.

    The government has repeatedly said it wants to increase vaccination coverage for booster shots to increase public immunity against the coronavirus.

    People line up at a check-in counter at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. PHOTO: KEMENPAREKRAF
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