Jakarta -The prohibition of Indonesian citizens from entering Jerusalem was met with a calm response from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (Wamenlu) A.M. Fachir said each country has its own policy in terms of granting visas.
This was said by the Deputy Foreign Minister to respond to the circulation of news that the Israeli authorities forbid Indonesian citizens (WNI) to visit Jerusalem.
“We know there is such a move, but we also have to understand that every country has a visa-related policy, giving or not giving,” said Wamenlu Fachir, Jakarta, Thursday (31/5/2018).
He said all countries have a policy to determine the steps or decisions related to the granting of visa facilities.
“Of course there are also international rules related to it,” he said.
So far, there has been no public statement from the Israel side of the issue.
Previously, the issue of tourists who berpaspor Indonesia can not visit Jerusalem after 9 June. Indonesian citizens are reportedly still allowed to enter before the date specified.
The Israel government is said not to allow Indonesian tourists to enter Israel in response to the Indonesian government’s refusal to grant tourist visas to Israeli citizens.