Rapid tests are used to detect coronavirus and Indonesia has pushed for more aggressive testing as the country faces a growing number of new daily Covid-19 infections.
The rapid test service at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has been made available due to new regulations for using air transportation.
In the Decree of National Covid-19 Task Force Number 7 Year 2020, stricter requirements are imposed on airline passengers.
Among them is a statement letter proving the individual has a non-reactive result based on a rapid test.
The letter must be made at a maximum of three days before an individual’s departure date.
Branch Communication and Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Manager Haerul Anwar said that there are two locations to take the rapid test.
“There is one at Terminal 2 at the Arrival area near Terminal 2E and another one is at Terminal 3 near the Umrah Lounge. The rapid test fee is Rp 225,000 and you can pay an extra Rp 55,000 for a statement letter declaring you are Covid-19 free. That is optional,” said Haerul.
The rapid test service at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is open 24 hours a day, but passengers are recommended to come a few hours before their departure.