BI reopens rupiah banknote service for public on October 8

BI reopens rupiah banknote service for public on October 8

An illustration of logo of Bank Indonesia. ANTARA/HO-Dokumentasi BI.

Meanwhile, customers planning to use the service at BI’s representative offices can show their COVID-19 vaccination certificate of at least the first dose
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Bank Indonesia (BI) will reinstate the rupiah banknote service for the public starting from October 8, 2021, at the central office and 42 BI representative offices across Indonesia.

“The reopening mirrors BI’s efforts in ensuring the supply of rupiah banknotes worthy of being circulated in the community by taking into account the current government’s policy pertaining to the enforcement of public activity restrictions (PPKM) in the areas designated as level 1 to 3,” BI’s communication department group director, Muhammad Nur, noted in a press statement issued here on Wednesday.

However, Nur highlighted that such a service had not yet opened in West Sumatra, North Kalimantan, and South Kalimantan by taking into account the PPKM that is being enforced in such regions.


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The reopening of the rupiah banknote service aims at exchanging the damaged banknotes and changing the banknotes withdrawn from its circulation.

Such a service was earlier suspended owing to COVID-19, but it will be reopened every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. local time.

Residents keen on using the service at BI’s central office should use the PeduliLindungi (to care and protect) application and then scan the barcode to confirm they have been vaccinated at least with the first dose, Nur remarked.


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“Meanwhile, customers planning to use the service at BI’s representative offices can show their COVID-19 vaccination certificate of at least the first dose,” he noted.

Moreover, residents, who have not been vaccinated yet due to certain conditions, can show their negative result of the rapid antigen test with the 24-hour validity period or PCR test with the two-day validity period.

BI has appealed to the people, who will utilize the rupiah banknote service across its offices, to follow health protocols. 

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