Government Pledges Stricter Control of Exodus Ban
The government has promised to exercise stricter control over the ban on the upcoming Idul Fitri exodus. However, this attempt is seen as a big challenge without the support of a legal umbrella and tough sanctions.
JAKARTA, KOMPAS — The surge of new Covid-19 cases following extended holidays in 2020 serve as a valuable lesson to prevent the recurrence following Idul Fitri in 2021. The government has pledged to prepare more stringent measures in accordance with the 2021 mudik (exodus) ban.
The exodus ban will be in effect on 6-17 May 2021 for state civil servants (ASN), the Indonesian Military (TNI), National Police (Polri), state-owned enterprise (BUMN) employees, private employees and other elements of society. Before and after the exodus prohibition period, the public is called upon to avoid traveling to other regions except under urgent conditions.