Eid al-Fitr holiday with travel restriction. What are Indonesians’ plans?

Eid al-Fitr holiday with travel restriction. What are Indonesians’ plans?

Eid al-Fitr is one of the biggest festivities in Indonesia as Muslims take a big part of Indonesia's population. With the usual long holidays, it is a tradition for Indonesians to travel back home during this period of time. Locally called "mudik", this is the time in a year when the whole family gather together to eat special Hari Raya dishes, do communal prayer and give money to the younger generations. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has announced a travel ban for this year's holiday. City borders and public transport stations will be guarded, aeroplanes capacity is significantly decreased and the COVID-19-free certificate's validity period is shortened. So what are Indonesians' plan for this year's Eid al-Fitr?


YouGov's latest survey reveals that 55% of Indonesians decide to stay at home and will not going for mudik at all. 21% will mudik to a different or closer destination and only 11% decide to mudik to their usual destination. Private transportations are the most popular commuting option this year, 38% will use a private car (vs 37% for the past three years) and 30% will use a private motorcycle (vs 24% for the past three years).


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