JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Air travelers for domestic flights in Indonesia are required to present negative Covid-19 test results, either an antigen test or PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) test depending on the vaccination status of individuals.
This new policy came after the Transportation Ministry issued Circular Letter No. 96/2021 on guidelines for the implementation of domestic air travel during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The policy will be applied to domestic air passengers starting from November 3, 2021, at 00.00 Western Indonesian Time,” the ministry’s spokesperson Adita Irawati told Kompas.com on Tuesday, November 2.
Domestic air passengers are required to present their Covid-19 vaccination record card before they board a plane. Besides, passengers who have been fully vaccinated could present a negative Covid-19 antigen test, which was conducted 24 hours before the departure.
Meanwhile, those who have only been partially vaccinated are required to show a negative PCR test, which sample was taken up to 72 hours of the scheduled flight.
However, passengers below 12 years old and travelers who have not been vaccinated due to special health conditions will not be required to present the Covid-19 vaccination record card. The passengers with health issues are required to present a doctor’s certificate from a government hospital stating the reason for not taking the Covid-19 vaccine.
The government called on the people to wear masks properly in public to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
(Writer: Yohana Artha Uly | Editor: Yoga Sukmana)
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