This stipulation is described in the addendum of Circulation Letter No. 17 of 2021 on the requirement for domestic travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This addendum exists to remove the stipulation to bring STRP and to add a requirement for all domestic travelers and transportation operators to use the PeduliLindungi application," Head of the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Ganip Warsito noted in a written statement received here on Monday.
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Warsito explained that the addendum aimed to conduct monitoring, control, and evaluation of COVID-19 using the PeduliLindungi application in order to check the result of RT-PCR or antigen swab test and partial or complete vaccination certificate.
In accordance with the result of the limited ministerial-level coordination meeting on July 31, Warsito highlighted the need to adjust the handling mechanism for domestic travelers in order to respond to developments in handling the COVID-19 situation.
Warsito remarked that the addendum came into effect since September 7 for the extent of time to be determined later and will be further evaluated based on the latest on-field developments and evaluation results from related ministries or institutions.
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In related news, the government is preparing an addendum to the international travel requirement by adding that travelers and transportation operators have to use the PeduliLindungi application, spokesperson for the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Wiku Adisasmito stated.
The spokesperson remarked that the use of the PeduliLindungi application was mandated to optimize the layered policy with a digital approach to handle COVID-19, including taking precautionary measures to thwart the entry of the new variant into Indonesia.
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