Timor-Leste restricts foreign visitors' entry amid COVID-19 outbreak

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JAKARTA, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Timor-Leste on Thursday started prohibiting foreign visitors from entering the country, a move aiming at preventing the COVID-19 virus from spreading, an Indonesian official in the neighboring country said on Thursday.

The decision has been approved by the Ministry Council of Timor-Leste and is effective for two weeks, a senior official of the Indonesian embassy in Timor-Leste Yulius Mada Kaka said.

However, those planning to exit the nation and pay diplomatic visits to the country are not prohibited, according to the Indonesian diplomat.

Plans on diplomatic visits have to be informed to the Foreign Ministry of Timor-Leste at least one week earlier, he said.

The flows of exports and imports of goods, primarily for the basic needs will be carried out under a tight supervision, he explained.

After two weeks, the official said, the policy will be evaluated by the Ministry Council. Enditem

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