The government revoked the Instruction of the Minister of Home Affairs (Inmendagri) Number 62 of 2021 concerning the Prevention and Control of Covid-19 at Christmas 2021 and New Year’s 2022 declared invalid.
However, the Minister of Home Affairs, Tito Karnavian, issued a new regulation through the Instruction of the Minister of Home Affairs Number 66 of 2021 concerning the Prevention and Control of Covid-19 at Christmas 2021 and the New Year 2022.
Reporting from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Friday (12/10/2021), this rule be implemented from December 24th, 2021 until January 2th 2022.
Lastest Rules during Christmas and New Year Holiday
The following are the latest rules during the Christmas and New Year (Nataru) holidays. The president suggests the Governors, Regents, and Mayors do:
First, during the period of Christmas Year 2021 and New Year’s Year 2022 on December 24, 2021, to January 2, 2022:
- activate the optimization of the functions of the COVID-19 Handling Task Force in each environment, both at the provincial, district/city, sub-district, sub-district and village levels as well as the Neighborhood Association (RT)/Rukun Warga (RW) no later than December 20, 2021.
- implementing stricter health protocols (prokes) with the 5M approach (wearing masks, washing hands with soap/hand sanitizer, maintaining distance, reducing mobility, and avoiding crowds) and 3T (testing, tracing, treatment) and taking into account ventilation, air, and water factors. duration and distance of interaction to reduce the risk of transmission in activities.
- do the following:
- accelerate the achievement of vaccination targets in their respective regions, for the first dose to reach the target of 70 percent and the second dose to reach the target of 48.57 percent of the total target, especially vaccination for the elderly until the end of December 2021
- Start vaccinating children aged 6 to 11 years provided that they have achieved the minimum target of 70 percent of the first total target dose and a minimum target of 60 percent of the first dose of the elderly in accordance with applicable regulations. d. coordinate with the Regional Leadership Coordination Forum (Forkopimda) and other stakeholders including Religious Leaders, Community Leaders, Community Organizations, Hotel Managers, Tourist Places Managers, Shopping Center/Mall Managers and Business Actors as well as other parties deemed necessary in accordance with their respective characteristics. each region in the context of prevention and enforcement of discipline in accordance with the provisions of the legislation
- do the following:
- Tightening the flow of inbound travelers from abroad, including Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI) in anticipation of the Nataru homecoming tradition.
- multiply and maximize the use and enforcement of the PeduliLindung application in places of public activity such as public facilities, entertainment facilities (shopping centers and restaurants), tourist attractions, and worship facilities.
f. carry out tightening and monitoring of health protocols in places that have the potential for crowding, including:
- A church/place that functions as a place of worship during the 2021 Christmas celebration.
- shopping area
- local tourist spots
- limiting community activities from 24 December 2021 to 2 January 2022
- including arts, culture and sports that can potentially cause Covid-19 transmission, carried out without spectators
- Non-Christmas and New Year’s celebrations and cause crowds are carried out with health protocols and attended by no more than 50 (fifty) people
- closed all squares on December 31, 2021 until January 1, 2022.
- anticipating the activities of street vendors in the center of the crowd in order to keep the distance between traders and buyers.
- people who travel outside the region, then:
- optimize the use of the PeduliLindung application.
- meet the requirements of long-distance travel using public transportation:
a. mandatory 2 vaccines and 1 x 24 hour Rapid Antigen Test; and
b. For people who have not been vaccinated and people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, long distance travel is prohibited
- The requirements for long-distance travel using public transportation are technically further regulated by the National Covid-19 Handling Task Force.
- In the event that a traveler as referred to in number 2 who is positive for Covid-19 is found, then self-isolate or isolate in a place that has been prepared by the Government to prevent transmission, with isolation time according to health procedures as well as tracing and quarantine of close contacts.
k. all levels of the Regional Government including the Civil Service Police Unit (Satpol PP), the Community Protection Unit (Satlinmas) and the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), as well as the Fire Department to increase preparedness and active involvement in:
- preventing and overcoming public activities that may disturb the peace and order of society.
- preventing and overcoming mass gathering/crowding activities in public facilities, fa
Entertainment facilities (shopping centers and restaurants), tourist attractions, and religious facilities, during the Nataru Holiday period. Second, the provisions of worship:
a. The implementation of worship and commemoration of the 2021 Christmas Day will be further regulated by the Ministry of Religion.
b. the implementation of the distribution of report cards for semester 1 (one) and school holidays are further regulated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology.
Third, specifically for the implementation of the 2022 New Year Celebration and shopping/mall places: a. 2022 New Year celebrations as much as possible individually/with family, avoiding crowds and travel, as well as carrying out activities in their respective environments that do not have the potential to cause crowds
b. prohibiting New Year’s parades and processions as well as prohibiting Old and New Year events, both open and closed, which have the potential to cause crowds.
c. using the PeduliLindung application when entering and exiting the mall/shopping center and only visitors with the green category are allowed to enter.
d. eliminating the Nataru celebration event at Shopping Centers and Malls, except for the MSME exhibition. e. extend the operating hours of Shopping Centers and Malls which were originally 10.00 – 21.00 local time to 09.00 – 22.00 local time to prevent crowds at certain hours and carry out restrictions with the number of visitors not exceeding 75 percent of the total capacity of Shopping Centers and Malls as well as implementing more health protocols strict.
f. eating and drinking activities in shopping centers/malls can be carried out with a maximum capacity limitation of 75 percent with the implementation of stricter health protocols.
Fourth, specifically for the arrangement of tourist attractions:
a. increase awareness of tourist attractions, especially for areas as favorite tourism destinations, including: Bali, Bandung, Bogor, Yogyakarta, Malang, Surabaya, Medan, and others
b. identify tourist attractions that are the target of holidays in each district/city in order to have good health protocols.
c. apply odd-even arrangements to organize visits to priority tourist attractions.
d. continue to apply stricter health protocols with the 5M approach (wearing masks, washing hands with soap/hand sanitizer, maintaining distance, reducing mobility, and avoiding crowds).
e. increase socialization, strengthen the use and enforcement of the PeduliLindung application at the time of entry and exit from tourist attractions and only visitors with the green category are allowed to enter.
f. Make sure there are no crowds that cause you can’t keep your distance.
g. limit the number of tourists to 75 percent of the total capacity.
h. prohibit celebratory parties with crowds in open/closed areas.
i. reduce the use of loudspeakers that cause people to congregate in large numbers.
j. limiting community activities, including cultural arts that cause crowds that have the potential to spread Covid-19.
Fifth, matters that have not been regulated in this Ministerial Instruction related to the Prevention and Control of Covid-19 At Christmas in 2021 and New Year in 2022 can be regulated by the Regional Head in accordance with the Covid-19 pandemic situation in their respective regions with the principle of tightened restrictions to prevent a spike in Covid-19 due to community activities in celebrating Nataru.