Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia's state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II has applied regulations for domestic air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective since July 26, 2021.

According to the COVID-19 task force's Circular Letter No. 16 of 2021, air passengers to and from the islands of Java and Bali as well as designated areas, with enforced PPKM Level 4 and Level 3 categories, are mandated to meet the following requirements, such as showing the vaccine card of at least the first dose and provide a certificate of negative RT-PCR test result taken within a maximum period of 48 hours prior to departure.

"We coordinate with all stakeholders to implement this regulation properly," President Director of AP II Muhammad Awaluddin noted in a press release on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, aircraft passengers to and from designated areas, with enforced PPKM Level 1 and Level 2 categories, must follow the flying requirements, comprising showing their certificate of negative RT-PCR or Antigen results within a maximum period of 48 hours before departure. Children under the age of 12 years are limited or prohibited to fly.

"AP II airports will collaborate with the Health Ministry to validate the certificate of PCR or Antigen results," Awaluddin remarked.

AP II has also opened vaccination centers for aircraft passengers at 18 airports since July 3. Until Tuesday, 50 thousand passengers had been vaccinated through the program.

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Concurrently, AP II is focusing on applying digital validation for passengers' health documents in accordance with Health Ministry’s Circular Letter Number 847 of 2021. With the regulation in place, aircraft passengers at AP II airports are only required to show their digital health documents through the PeduliLindungi application to be later validated by the Ministry of Health's officers or at the check-in counter.

"Passengers are familiar with the PeduliLindungi application. Around four thousand passengers have used the application already," Awaluddin pointed out.

Indonesia's Health Ministry also released Circular Letter Number 4491 of 2021 on reporting the results of COVID-19 laboratory examinations in the ALLRECORD-TC19 Application (NAR).

The circular mentioned that the reporting of PCR test for flights by health facilities or laboratories is conducted through the ALLRECORD-TC19 Application (NAR) and/or similar applications connected with the ALLRECORD-TC19 (NAR) application, no later than two hours after the test results were verified.

As known earlier, vaccinated passengers will receive a digital vaccine card in the PeduliLindungi application. Those who took PCR tests at health facilities or laboratories, integrated with the Ministry of Health's NAR, will also receive the test results in the PeduliLindungi application. Related news: AP II airports ready 3,500 COVID-19 vaccine doses per day
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Translator: Adimas P, Resinta Sulistiyanda
Editor: Suharto
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