Foreign Invisers Must Use Visa to Asian Games 2018

Although ready to succeed the implementation of Asian Games 2018 which will be held in Jakarta Palembang Directorate General (DG) Immigration remain vigilant.

To that end, the Immigration DG will apply the obligation to have visas for foreign journalists who will cover the Asian Games Indonesia. The visa approval mechanism for journalists / journalists must go through TEKA KORA with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kemenlu) as its leading sector.

“It is not enough just for accreditation for foreign journalists issued by the Asian Games (INASGOC) committee to be able to enter Indonesia.They who come in the Asian Games 2018 series must have a visa, the rules stipulated by the government must be obeyed,” said the Head of Sub Directorate of Immigration Check , Hongky Juanda at the 2018 Asian Games Media Forum at Century Park Hotel, Monday (27/11/2017).

Hongky ensures the obligation to have visa not burden foreign journalists. “The visa is not burdensome because it is given at a cost of Rp 0, – based on the Minister of Manpower’s decree on the approval of the imposition of a tariff of Rp.00 (zero rupiah) or US $ 0.00 (zero US dollar) for foreign journalists covering the Asian Games 2018.

With their records should be included in the Accreditation given by their National Olympic Committee (NOC). Just stay apply to the Embassy of Indonesia in their respective countries, “he said.

Implementation of visas in accordance with the Indonesian selective immigration policy, Hongky said, in an effort to keep things undesirable.
“We apply the rule in an effort to anticipate the entry with a” certain “purpose outside the interests of the 2018 Asian Games,” he said.

In an effort to facilitate the entry of Asian Games 2018 participants to Indonesia, Hongky explained, it will prepare a special lane for those who enter from four airports.

Namely, Soekarno-Hatta Airport (Banten), Halim Perdana Kusuma (Jakarta), Husein Sastranegara (Bandung), and Sultan Machmud Badaruddin II (Palembang).

“In principle we are ready to succeed the Asian Games 2018,” he said.

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