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Indonesia, South Korea reopen borders for business from Monday

Deal is Jakarta's first in Asia as talks continue with China, Singapore, and Australia

Passengers have their documents checked before boarding flights at a Soekarno Hatta Airport in Jakarta amid the coronavirus outbreak.    © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia announced Thursday it has agreed with South Korea a travel corridor arrangement for essential business trips between the two countries from Monday.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Thursday said the arrangements cover business and official trips, but not tourism, with strict health protocols to be implemented.

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