Jakarta (ANTARA) - State railway firm PT Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI) rejected 707 prospective passengers who did not comply with the health protocols during the Eid homecoming and return flow between April 22 and May 13, 2022.

The 707 prospective passengers did not complete the travel requirements and were either unvaccinated, sick, or showed reactive COVID-19 test results, KAI's vice president for public relations, Joni Martinus, said here on Tuesday.

"The discipline of health protocols that KAI does is a form of support for the government which is seeking to realize exodus activities this year to be the beginning of the economic revival, and is hoping that there will be no increase in (COVID-19) cases after the homecoming period," he explained.

Currently, he said, the regulations for train passengers are still in accordance with the Ministry of Transportation’s circulars No. 39 and No. 49 of 2022, which have been implemented since April 20.

KAI passengers are required to wear masks, wash their hands with soap, keep their distance, stay away from crowds, reduce mobility, avoid eating together, and use hand sanitizers.

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Customers also need to be in good health, that is, they must not be suffering from flu, colds, coughs, loss of olfactory senses, diarrhea, and fever, and their body temperature must be no more than 37.3 degrees Celsius.

"To help customers implement the health protocols, KAI is consistently distributing health kits to long-distance train customers, containing KN95 masks and wet wipes for free," Martinus said.

Meanwhile, the volume of long-distance train customers departing on May 9, or D+6 of Eid al-Fitr, was recorded at 127,480, with occupancy reaching 100 percent. On Tuesday (May 10), or D+7 of Eid, the number of departing passengers was recorded at 96,272, with occupancy pegged at 77 percent.

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