Collaborative Efforts in Handling Foreigners Stranded in Indonesia During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Law and Human Rights 2020 (ICLHR 2020)
The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed the pattern of human movement globally. Resistance to this visible enemy has led many countries to close their gates to restrict human passage. The closure of borders, restrictions on the movement of people and goods by many countries seem unable to prevent the massive spread of the coronavirus in the world. On the other hand, closing borders certainly have a domino effect on the country, government and the region. One of the multiple consequences
... ltiple consequences in the immigration sector that is greatly felt by this pandemic is the emergence of the phenomenon of foreigners stranded in a country, as experienced by Indonesia. This case does not only occur to those who travel irregularly but also to those who are regular travellers. It cannot be denied that the problem of stranded foreigners is not just a matter of immigration alone, but is much more complex. This phenomenon certainly has implications for the social and economic problems of a country. A collaborative approach is needed to deal with this phenomenon. This study aims to answer empirically one of the biggest challenges facing immigration agencies in the world during the Covid-19 pandemic regarding the handling of foreigners stranded in Indonesia. The theme chosen was the collaborative efforts needed to ensure freedom of movement and immigration during the Covid-19 pandemic. This will discuss the handling of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Indonesia. The research method used is in the form of descriptive analysis by examining data and information obtained from official government websites and other sources. The results of this study aim to provide an overview, explanation, and validation of the phenomena studied regarding the handling of stranded foreigners and official standard procedures related to the process of returning foreigners to their countries during the Covid-19 pandemic conditions related to human traffic (migration) between countries. It was concluded that collaborative efforts were needed to ensure freedom of movement and immigration during the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia, particularly in dealing with the phenomenon of stranded foreigners.