JAKARTA – Indonesian government has returned 80 Indonesian citizens living in Ukraine to the country. The Public Relations Coordinator of the Directorate General of Immigration (DGI), Arya Pradhana Anggakara, said that the evacuee group arrived at Soekarno-Hatta Airport Tangerang, Banten, in Thursday afternoon (03/03/2022) with Garuda Indonesia aircraft GA 7730 at 17:10 WIB.
"In addition to 80 Indonesian citizens, there are 3 (three) foreigners in the evacuee group who are families of Indonesian citizens," he explained.
Angga said that the landing process went smoothly and was in accordance with the protocol for international arrivals, as regulated in the Circular of the Task Force for Covid-19 Handling, Number 7 of 2022.
Together with other related ministries and institutions, the DGI (Ministry of Law and Human Rights), involves in handling the evacuees arival. Upon arrival, the evacuees were immediately directed to the Holding Bay area to undergo medical examination by the Airport Health Centre (KKP) officers.
Setelah itu, barulah dilanjutkan dengan pemeriksaan keimigrasian di Tempat Pemeriksaan Imigrasi Terminal 2 Internasional Bandara Soekarno-Hatta.
After that, they proceed with immigration (travel document) checks at the Immigration Checkpoint of Terminal 2 International, Soekarno-Hatta Airport.
"The entire process of immigration checks by the immigration officers is carried out in accordance with the health protocols set by the Task Force for Covid-19 Handling," Angga explained.
Upon arrival, the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, who was accompanied by other related authorities, welcomed the Indonesian citizens and foreigners successfully rescued from conflict areas in Ukraine.
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