Lombok airport crowded with visitors after deadly quake

(VOVWORLD) - Lombok International Airport of Indonesia is crowded with tourists who want to leave the island, following an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale on Sunday.
Lombok airport crowded with visitors after deadly quake - ảnh 1 Foreigners wait for their flights at Lombok International Airport, August 6, 2018. (Photo: EPA/VNA)

Agung Sampurno, head of the Mataram Immigration Office, said foreigners with expired visas affected by the earthquake in Lombok will be exempt from the 25 USD per day fine, under Indonesian regulations. Those in need will also receive financial aid, food, drinking water and support to replace papers and passports lost in the earthquake. The immigration department has opened a mobile office at the airport to instruct people, especially foreigners, on various procedures. Some embassies such as those of Australia, France, Singapore and Spain also sent staff in charge of consular affairs to support their citizens.

According to the Mataram Immigration Office, more than 13,000 foreigners from 74 countries and territories have visited Lombok in recent days, mainly France, Australia, the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.

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