Flights Outside Java-Bali Now Allow Antigen Tests as Alternative of PCR
Spokesman for Indonesian Covid-19 Task Force, Wiku Adisasmito, said flights outside Java-Bali can use the antigen test as an acceptable travel requirement instead of the more expensive PCR.
"In the context of adjusting the readiness of specific facilities and infrastructure in each region, long-distance travelers using inter-regency or inter-city air transportation modes outside the island of Java-Bali, you can use the negative results of the rapid antigen test whose samples are taken within a maximum period of 1 x 24 hours before departure," said Wiku in a virtual press conference via the Presidential Secretariat YouTube, Thursday (28/10/2021), as quoted from Kompas.
This policy is regulated in the addendum to the Circular Letter of the Covid-19 Task Force Number 21 of 2021 which was issued on October 27, 2021.
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Wiku emphasized that this requirement is an alternative to air travel requirements for areas outside Java-Bali, instead of showing the results of the RT PCR test whose samples are taken within a maximum period of 3 x 24 hours before departure.
In addition, travelers using air transportation must also show a Covid-19 vaccination card for at least the first dose.
Then, the circular letter also regulates adjustments for long-distance travelers using air transportation modes from and to areas in the Java-Bali region as well as from the Java-Bali region to non-Java-Bali areas.
Travelers are required to show a vaccination card at least the first dose and a certificate of negative RT PCR test results whose samples were taken within a maximum period of 3 x 24 hours before the departure of the trip.
"Long-distance travelers using other modes, namely sea transportation, land, private or public vehicles, crossings and trains between cities from and to the Java-Bali and Java-Bali areas are required to show vaccination card with minimum first dose," explained Wiku. In addition, they are asked to show a negative certificate for the RT PCR test whose sample is taken within a maximum period of 3 x 24 hours or a negative result of the rapid antigen test whose sample is taken within a maximum period of 1 x 24 hours before departure as a travel requirement.