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Remember, Starting July 5, 2021, AP II Airport Fully Enforces Vaccination Card Requirements and PCR Tests for Passengers at the Java - Bali Emergency PPKM

04 Jul 2021

Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) is ready to implement the provisions in the Circular of the Minister of Transportation Number 45 of 2021 which will be fully enforced on July 5, 2021 in the midst of the Implementation of Restrictions on Community Activities (PPKM) Java - Bali.

Meanwhile, on 3 - 4 July 2021, AP II airports have carried out socialization to the public and prospective aircraft passengers regarding the provisions in the circular letter.

As is known during the Emergency PPKM period and based on the Circular of the Minister of Transportation Number 45 of 2021, prospective airplane passengers who fly between airports in Java, from and to Java, as well as from and to Bali must show a vaccination card at least the first dose and a letter from the results of RT- PCR whose samples are taken a maximum of 2x24 hours before departure.

The obligation to show a vaccination card is exempted for prospective airplane passengers with special medical interests who are not / have not been vaccinated for medical reasons based on a specialist doctor's statement.

In order to support prospective passengers to always comply with these health protocols, AP II airports operate vaccination centers which on July 3, 2021 have been opened at Soekarno-Hatta Airport. At the inaugural opening, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut B. Pandjaitan reviewed the Terminal 3 Vaccination Center.

“Today [July 3], we saw the vaccination flow at the airport. Each terminal at Soetta Airport has provided a vaccination center, including ports such as Ketapang and Merak, so that all people who will travel have carried out at least 1 (one) first dose of vaccine," said Coordinating Minister Luhut.

AP II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said AP II and stakeholders have coordinated intensively and familiarized themselves with procedures in preparation for fully implementing SE regulation No. 45 of 2021 on July 5.

"AP II's focus with stakeholders at airports is to oversee the implementation of the SE Menhub in the midst of Emergency PPKM as part of handling COVID-19. The vaccination center at AP II airport will support people who have to travel urgently, as well as support the acceleration of the vaccination program launched by the government to reach 2 million vaccinations in 1 day in August."

AP II has also established the same procedure to be applied at all airports managed by the company, where in this Emergency PPKM there will be two checkpoints for prospective passengers.

"When arriving at AP II airport, prospective passengers go to Checkpoint 1 for screening whether the person concerned has a vaccination card and PCR results according to the requirements or not [specifically for routes to/from Java, and to Bali]. If they pass the screening, then the prospective passenger goes to Checkpoint 2 to validate the two documents carried out by the Ministry of Health KKP officers. After that, prospective passengers proceed to the check-in desk to get a boarding pass, and then to the boarding lounge to get ready to board the plane, "said Muhammad Awaluddin.

Currently, AP II manages a total of 20 airports located in Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan.

Implementation of Emergency PPKM at Soekarno-Hatta Airport
Soekarno-Hatta Airport as the largest and busiest airport in Indonesia as well as acting as an anchor airport, especially for domestic routes, has a vital role in supporting the implementation of various regulations in the midst of this pandemic, including regulations related to the Java - Bali Emergency PPKM.

Head of KKP Ministry of Health Class I Soekarno-Hatta dr. Darmawali Handoko said at the Java-Bali Emergency PPKM, the conditions that must be met by prospective airplane passengers are to show a vaccination card and a PCR test as required for flights to/from Java and Bali.

"AP II together with KKP have opened Vaccination Centers in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. If prospective passengers have arrived at Soekarno-Hatta Airport but have not been vaccinated, they will be directed to vaccinate at that location first," said dr. Darmawali Handoko.

The head of the Air Task Force for COVID-19 Handling, Colonel Tek Sunu Eko P, said that health protocols would be maintained at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

"Health protocols such as social distancing regulations will be observed at every service point at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, including the obligation to use PPE such as masks and others," explained Colonel Tek Sunu Eko P.

Plt. Executive General Manager of Soekarno-Hatta Airport Dani Indra said, "Starting July 5, the regulation of the Minister of Transportation SE Number 45 of 2021 comes into full force and all stakeholders of Soekarno-Hatta Airport ensure that the existing provisions can be implemented properly."

The collaboration of all parties at AP II airport is expected to be able to properly oversee the implementation of Emergency PPKM to support the handling of COVID-19 in the country.