"We have prepared everything, especially regarding the implementation of health protocols for the passengers," stakeholder relations manager of state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) at the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport Branch Office, Taufan Yudhistira, said here on Tuesday.
Furthermore, he informed that his office has set up thermal scanners at the arrivals terminal, prepared checkpoint counters for Port Health Office officers, and provided 28 computers to support the passengers’ documentation and data collection process.
"The computers will be used to ensure that the number of passengers who arrive and the ones who enter the hotel for self-quarantine are the same," he said.
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In addition, 20 COVID-19 PCR test booths have been prepared along with 10 tools to examine the passengers, he added. The test will be conducted by Bali Jimbaran Hospital officers, he informed.
"After undergoing the test, the passenger will wait for the result for about one hour in a waiting area, which can accommodate about 300 passengers," Yudhisthira said.
The management of Ngurah Rai Airport will complete the preparations as soon as possible before international flights at the airport are officially reopened, he added.
"If it is to be opened on October 14, we will work as quickly as possible to ready the utilities, facilities, and various tenants at the international terminal,” he said.
Earlier, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, had said that due to a significant decrease in COVID-19 cases in Bali province, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport would be re-opened for international arrivals on October 14, 2021.
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