Indonesia temporarily bans all passenger transport to prevent Ramadan exodus


  • On 23 April, the Ministry of Transportation issued Regulation No. 25/2020 on Transportation Control During the Eid Mubarak 1441 H.
  • The Regulation temporarily prohibits the use of public transportation facilities, private cars, and motorbikes to enter and exit areas that have imposed large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), COVID-19 red zones, and agglomeration areas or a collection of several regions that have been designated as PSBB territories.
  • The ban will be in force for the following transportation systems:

    Land vehicles and crossings (from 24 April to 31 May 2020)
    Rail transportation (from 24 April to 15 June 2020)
    Sea transportation (from 24 April to 8 June 2020)
    Air transportation (from 24 April to 1 June 2020)


  • The Regulation provides an exception to transport vehicles without passengers, those that deliver basic necessities, transportation of essential goods (food and beverages) and cargo transport operations. Therefore, the local industry sees no impact on the food supply chain in the country.