IMPLEMENTATION OF VISA SERVICES AS IMMIGRATION POLICY DURING PANDEMIC OF COVID-19

IMPLEMENTASI PELAYANAN VISA SEBAGAI KEBIJAKAN KEIMIGRASIAN DI MASA PANDEMI COVID-19

  • Bella Agustina Halimah Politeknik Imigrasi
Keywords: Visa; Immigration Policy; Covid-19

Abstract

At the end of 2019, the world was shocked by the invention of a new variant virus in Wuhan, laternamed
Covid-19. This case has become a particular concern to the world, especially WHO, because the virus can
cause fatalities, and the rate of transmission is very fast. Shortly after the invention, WHO declared Covid19 as a global pandemic. Each country is doing their best to prevent the Covid-19 virus from entering their
country's territory, including in Indonesia. The Indonesian government then creates policies from all aspects
and fields to prevent and break thetransmission chain of Covid-19 cases. One of the fieldsthat played a role
is Immigration.
Directorate General of Immigration, as one of the authorized institutions in the field of Immigration,has
authority over all activities of people who entering and exiting the territory of Indonesia. During this Covid-19 pandemic, Indonesian Immigration has created new policies. One of the policies thathave been
created is the policy about Visa services that are provided and applied to Foreign Nationals who will enter and
stay in Indonesia. Immigration policy related to visas is continuously updated and applied according to the
situation, conditions, and policies of the government to achieve one goal, which is preventing and breaking the
transmission chain of Coronavirus in Indonesia.

Published
2020-04-07
How to Cite
Halimah, B. A. (2020). IMPLEMENTATION OF VISA SERVICES AS IMMIGRATION POLICY DURING PANDEMIC OF COVID-19. Journal of Administration and International Development, 1(1), 15-33. https://doi.org/10.52617/jaid.v1i1.224