Jakarta, IO – The New Zealand government has confirmed that it will tighten security at the border with Indonesia to avoid an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD).
“Anyone who’s been to Indonesia, from China and Malaysia…we have stringent systems in place but those countries that have had it for a while, we’ve looked at the systems, we are making sure we are just as vigilant from those countries as we are from Indonesia,” said New Zealand Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.
He explained that all goods originating from Indonesia would undergo strict inspection. Travelers from Indonesia are also not allowed to bring meat products to New Zealand. Luggage will be screened and there will be disinfectant mats at the airport to clean footwear.