[Updated: Oct 16, 2020 5:23 pm]
Indonesian Government's policies regarding COVID-19 and Indonesian Migrant Workers (as of 12 June 2020):
1. Minister of Manpower Decree No. 151 of 2020 concerning Temporary Suspension of Placement of Indonesian Migrant Workers
2. Circular of Deputy for Placement of BP2MI Number: SE.04 / PEN / III / 2020 concerning Temporary Suspension of Placement Services for Indonesian Migrant Workers in Placement Destination Countries
3. Circular Letter Number HK.02.01 / MENKES / 313/2020 concerning Health Protocol for the Handling of Indonesian Citizens and the Arrival of Foreigners from Abroad at the Entrance of Countries and Regions in Situations of LargeScale Social Restrictions (PSBB)
JAKARTA — The Manpower Ministry has announced that it will reopen recruitment and placement of Indonesian migrant workers in a bid to strengthen the country’s economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 8,973 migrant workers were ready to be sent abroad to 14 countries, namely Algeria, Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Kuwait, Maldives, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Qatar, Taiwan, Turkey, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The government and state-owned lender Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) would bear the costs of COVID-19 tests for the migrant workers.