Flights began to open for June 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic occurring in Indonesia. In some areas, Large Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) are still being implemented to reduce the risk of infection and the number of cases.

Those who must fly should pay attention to the requirements for airline travel that have been set by each airline. Travelers must also adhere to requirements determined at both the area of origin of travel and destination so as not to experience problems.

In addition, available flight routes for each airline must be checked periodically on each airline’s website. Flights during the Covid-19 pandemic are reserved for only:

1. Heads of a state institutions of the Republic of Indonesia or a guest of the state.
2. Operations staff of embassies, consulate generals, and foreign consulates, as well as representatives of international organizations in Indonesia.
3. Special repatriation flights for repatriation of Indonesian and foreign citizens.
4. Law enforcement, order and emergency services operations.
5. Other operations staff (with permission from the Director General of Civil Aviation).
6. People who work in government or private institutions (State Civil Apparatus, Armed Forces, National Police, employees of State-owned Enterprises, Business Institutions, NGOs) organizing:
a. Accelerated services related to handling Covid-19.
b. Defense, security and public order services.
c. Health services.
d. Services providing basic needs.
e. Services providing basic services.
f. Services supporting important economic functions.
7. Patients who require emergency health services or someone whose direct family members (parents, husband/ wife, children and siblings) are seriously ill or dead.
8. Repatriation of Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI), Indonesian Citizens (WNI), and students who are abroad, and the return of people for special reasons by the Government to their area of origin, in accordance with applicable regulations.

The June 2020 flight requirements for Garuda Indonesia as quoted from the official Garuda Indonesia website:

1. All passengers who meet the criteria for travel must download and fill out the form available at https://www.garuda-indonesia.com/form-surat-peristis-terbang.pdf

2. For passengers who work in government or private institutions according to the determined criteria must have:
a. A Letter of assignment from the State Civil Apparatus, the Indonesian National Armed Forces, the Indonesian National Police, which is signed by a minimum of Echelon 2 level officials.
b. A Letter of assignment for State-owned Enterprises/ Technical Implementation Unit/ Work Unit/ Non-Governmental Organization/ Business Institution signed by a Director/ Heads of Office.
c. Health Certificate obtained from hospital doctors, health centers, or clinics after undergoing a series of examinations including rapid tests or swab tests (PCR) with non-reactive/ negative results for Covid-19 a maximum period of 7 days before departure.
d. For those who do not represent government or private institutions, show a stamped statement letter signed by the local community leader/ head of the village.
e. Personal identification (KTP or other valid identification).
f. Travel plan (departure schedule, assignment schedule, and return schedule).

3. For patients who require emergency health services or someone whose direct family member is seriously ill or has died must have:
a. Personal identification (KTP or other valid identification).
b. Letter of referral from the hospital for patients who require treatment elsewhere.
c. Death certificate from the location of the deceased (for those visiting the family of the deceased).
d. Health Certificate obtained from hospital doctors, health centers, or clinics after undergoing a series of examinations including rapid tests or swab tests (PCR) with non-reactive/ negative results for Covid-19 a maximum period of 7 days before departure.

4. For repatriation of Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI), Indonesian Citizens (WNI), and students who are abroad, as well as the repatriation of people to specific areas of origin determined by the Government in accordance with applicable provisions, must have:
a. Personal identification (KTP or other valid identification).
b. For repatriation of foreign citizens, the final destination must be the same as the domicile listed in the traveler’s passport. Other requirements shall refer to the requirements of the destination country authority available at TIMATIC IATA (related to repatriation of foreign nationals).
c. Certificate from the Indonesian Migrant Workers Protection Agency (BPPMI) or certificate from the Republic of Indonesia representatives abroad (for passengers from abroad).
d. Certificate from the University or School (for students).
e. Certificate of showing negative result of Covid-19 test:

– Indonesian citizens who return to Indonesia require a health certificate in English, valid for a maximum of 7 days after being issued by a health facility from the country of origin and validated by the Port Health Office (KKP) at the arrival airport.
– Foreigners who enter Indonesia require a health certificate in English showing negative results from a Covid-19 PCR examination. Covid-19 Health Certificates are valid for a maximum of 7 days from the issuance of the health facility from the country of origin and validated by the Port Health Office (KKP) at the arrival airport.
– If Indonesian citizens and foreigners entering Indonesia do not possess health declarations in accordance with the above requirements, there will be consequences for special handling by the Port Health Office (KKP) at the arrival airport.
f. The repatriation process shall be organized by government agencies, local governments, the private sector, and universities.

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