Indonesia expands coverage of COVID-19 vaccination monitoring application for foreigners

2021-09-14 14:35:21 GMT2021-09-14 22:35:21(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

JAKARTA, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that it has expanded its test and trace application's outreach and language services for its citizens and foreigners who received COVID-19 vaccine inoculations in other countries and will return to Indonesia.

The application is a monitoring tool so that people could move safely in public places such as shopping centers, offices, and tourist sites in Indonesia.

"We have listed several brands of COVID-19 vaccines used in other countries, more or less similar to those in Indonesia, such as Sinovac, Sinopharm, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and others," Setiaji, the ministry's Chief of Digital Transformation Office, said at a virtual press conference.

The application's language services are being expanded to English, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, and Russian in order to reach more foreigners.

Foreigners only need to apply for registration on a website, and then the authorities will verify the data to their respective embassies, said the ministry. Enditem