The manager of Ngurah Rai Airport is not aware of the reason for the delay of Singapore Airlines flights from Singapore to Bali scheduled to commence on May 4, 2021. The delay will be re-coordinated with the Bali Nusa Tenggara Region IV Airport Authority.

“We will update again regarding Singapore Airlines. Today there is a meeting with the Airport Authority IV,” said Stakeholder Relations Manager of PT Angkasa Pura Ngurah Rai Airport, Taufan Yudhistira on Monday (3/5/2021).

Previously, the Bali Nusra Region IV Airport Authority issued a statement regarding the delay of Singapore Airlines flights which will serve the Singapore-Bali-Singapore route.

The reason for the delay is because Ngurah Rai Airport is not one of the airports designated as an entry point for international flights

The Bali Nusa Tenggara Region IV Airport Authority conveyed the decision based on the results of a meeting of policy makers regarding the rules for Foreign Travellers To Indonesia (PPLN), according to the Letter of the Director General of P2P of the Ministry of Health Number SR.03.04 / II / 1084/2021 dated April 28, 2021.

The following is an outline of the PPLN regulations:

1. Entry points for PPLN are only allowed at four international airports, namely CGK (Cengkareng), KNO (Kualanamo), SUB (Juanda) and MDC (Manado). Except for international flights, cargo is still allowed outside the four airports according to the regulations.

2. Singapore Airlines flight operations plan for the SIN-DPS-SIN route twice a week starting May 4, 2021 has been delayed until there is a decision to add I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport as an entry point for international flights both for foreigners and for Indonesian citizens with PMI (foreign migrant worker) status.

3. Considerations for this decision is based on the significant increase in cases of Covid-19 exposure in several countries (India, Pakistan, Philippines) and the consideration of the potential for the Covid-19 Task Force in handling PMI’s entering their respective regions.

4. International routes for cargo flights are still permitted.

Author: HL

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