Indonesian Manpower Minister Ida Fauziah has issued a circular from the Minister of Manpower No. M/15/HK.04/XII/2020 regarding the use of foreign workers in an effort to prevent the entry of new variant COVID-19.
Following the results of the limited cabinet meeting decision on 28th December 2020, in order to prevent an increase in the transmission of COVID-19, including the new SARS-CoV-V-2 variant B117 in first discovered in the UK, and a circular of the Task Force for Handling COVID-19 No. 4 of 2020 concerning the travel health protocol for people during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Manpower has announced the following:
- Temporary suspension of licensing service for the use of foreign workers for new applications.
- Foreign workers who have been employed and are still in the territory of Indonesia can be extended based on the submission of an application from Employer.
- This Circular Letter is valid from 1st January 2021 to 14th January 2021 and can be changed according to developments in the situation.