The new procedures are being enforced at all airports managed by PT Angkasa Pura II, in accordance with the situations and conditions on the field, director of operations and services of PT Angkasa Pura II, Muhamad Wasid, said in a statement received here on Saturday.
"The new procedures for the departure process are being implemented to ensure that the requirements stipulated in letter number 4 of 2020 from the Task Force for Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling, as well as letter number 31 of 2020 from the Directorate General of Air Transportation from the Ministry of Transportation, are met," he stated.
He said the new procedures are being strictly followed to the last detail. Passengers are being requested to be present at the airport three to four hours before the scheduled departure.
"The new procedures could be implemented as the result of intensive coordination among all airport stakeholders, such as the Port Health Office, the military and police forces, airport authorities, airlines, and other parties," Muhamad Wasid noted.
At the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, new procedures have also been implemented for passengers taking domestic flights during the Eid holiday period, when people have been barred from traveling to their hometowns.
The government has permitted rescheduled domestic commercial flights, starting May 7, 2020, to address COVID-19 in Indonesia.
Passengers will be allowed to travel after they meet a number of conditions, as stated in Circular Letter (SE) Number 4 of 2020 concerning Criteria for Limiting Travel for Persons in Order to Accelerate Handling of COVID-19, issued by the task force.
PT Angkasa Pura II airports are implementing the new procedures for passenger departures in line with the decision on opening of flights.
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