The Indonesian government has finally revoked the mandatory policy to wear masks in public places. This policy is contained in Surat Edaran No. 1 Tahun 2023 concerning Health Protocols During the Transition Period of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Endemic.
“It is permissible not to wear a mask if you are healthy and not at risk of contracting or transmitting Covid-19,” mentioned the letter signed by the Covid-19 Task Force on Thursday, June 9, 2023.
The policy of the mandatory mask rule applies to all domestic and foreign travelers as well as those who have activities in public facilities. This regulation takes effect from June 9, 2023.
“This Circular Letter is effective starting June 9, 2023, with the provision that restrictions can be tightened again if there is a significant increase in cases,” the regulation stated.
Even so, the government will still encourage people to use a properly closed mask if they are in an unhealthy or risky condition.
In addition, the government continues to urge citizens to bring hand sanitizers or wash their hands with soap and running water. Those who are unwell and at risk of contracting or spreading Covid-19 should keep their distance or avoid crowds and crowds of people.
The government also urges people to continue using the SATUSEHAT application to help monitor their health. Meanwhile, those holding mass events must continue to protect themselves from the spread of Covid-19. The regulation also applies to operators of transportation facilities, public facilities, and large-scale activities.