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SIKM Examination Removed at Soekarno-Hatta Airport and Halim Perdanakusuma

20 Jul 2020

PT Angkasa Pura II and stakeholders are committed to creating Safe Airport, Healthy Airport and Hygiene Airport

Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) informed that currently there is no more Exit Permit (SIKM) checks at Soekarno-Hatta Airport (Tangerang) and Halim Perdanakusuma (Jakarta).

This follows the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government's decision to stop applying SIKM and replace it with the Corona Likelihood Metric (CLM) examination. As for the CLM examination at this time also has not been done in Soekarno-Hatta.

PT Angkasa Pura II Director of Operations & Services Muhamad Wasid said that currently examinations of travelers who landed on Soekarno-Hatta and Halim Perdanakusuma were only related to Health Alert Cards (HAC) or electronic Health Alert Cards (e-HAC), as well as temperature measurements the body through a thermal scanner.

"There is no more SIKM examination, but the examination of HAC or e-HAC is still carried out, and measurements of body temperature for passengers who arrive," said Muhammed Wasid.

As for HAC or e-HAC, it is filled in by a traveler before traveling or when processing departure at the departure airport (origin), and HAC checks at the destination airport.

When processing departures, the traveler also undergoes a protocol for checking identity and checking the results of rapid tests or PCR tests.

In accordance with Circular Letter for Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling COVID-19 No. 09/2020. certificate of PCR test and rapid test now valid for 14 days from the time of departure, from the previous 3 days for rapid tests and 7 days for PCR.

In general, the departure process is now simpler because the documents required are only identification and a letter of results of the rapid test or PCR test. This is different from before which requires various documents such as travel certificates and so on.

Following this, the traveler now arrives at the airport 2 hours before the flight's departure due to a simpler document checking process at the airport.

"The elimination of SIKM, simpler document checking, and a longer validity period for rapid tests and PCR tests can make a traveler more flexible in managing flight schedules. On the other hand, protocols that prioritize health aspects are still carried out strictly by stakeholders at the airport, "Muhamad Wasid explained.

Muhamad Wasid said PT Angkasa Pura II and other stakeholders were committed to creating a safe airport (Safe Airport), a healthy airport (Healthy Airport) and a hygienic airport (Hygiene Airport) to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Safe flight from COVID-19
As for Saturday, July 18, 2020, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi paid a working visit to Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta Airport to see the terminal's activities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On that occasion the Minister of Transportation also held a virtual meeting with aviation stakeholders to convey the importance of creating safe, safe and healthy flights to revive the aviation sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This is important to restore public confidence in using air transportation by creating safe, safe, comfortable and healthy flights," the Minister said.

Meanwhile in Yogyakarta, in the Coordination Meeting "The Role of Airport Authorities in Supervision and Control of Flight Management in the Era of Adaptation of New Habits in Order to Achieve Productive and Safe Communities COVID-19", the Minister of Transportation said that the Airport Authority (Otban) had a strategic role in conducting supervision

"Keeping so that there are not many more citizens who are exposed to Covid-19 to be our common concern, but we also want the economy in Indonesia, especially movements in transportation that also have this vulnerability to be addressed. Then we must maintain a good balance, "explained the Minister of Transportation.