Executive General Manager of Angkasa Pura II (State-Owned Airport Operator) Soekarno-Hatta Airport Agus Haryadi said that air travel will now be easier than at the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak in Indonesia.

According to Haryadi, people who travel by air must simply show PCR test results and their ticket when at the airport.

“Right now it is very simple to enter the airport. Only (carrying) PCR and tickets (plane). The point is that this is all that is required and that and God willing, it is safe” Haryadi said in an online talk show held by the Covid-19 Task Force on Monday (27/7).

According to Haryadi, current conditions are very different from conditions at the beginning of the pandemic.

Haryadi added that at that time, the regulations for traveling by air had different rules for each region.

“For example, in the Greater Jakarta area there was a travel letter requirement (SIKM), but the task force that handles such matters has been disbanded on July 14, 2020. Therefore it is currently easier to enter the airport” he said.

Haryadi asserted that inside the airport, responsible parties shall ensure the safety of the public from potentially contracting Covid-19.

Meanwhile, aircrafts are also equipped with air filter technology to minimize the potential for transmission.

He added that public travel safety campaigns would be shared.

In this campaign, it will be stressed that flying anywhere now is now relatively safe.

“We want to convey to the public that we guarantee safety when flying through Soekarno-Hatta Airport” he said.

“Whether from taxis, public transportation, to the aircraft we guarantee safety. On the plane we guarantee hygiene. We carry out health protocols and disinfecting every day,” he said.

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