Soekarno-Hatta Airport Increases the Number of PCR Test Locations for PPLN


The government previously relaxed Indonesia’s entry rules for Foreign Travel Actors or PPLN. As a result, there was a mass buildup at Soekarno-Hatta airport. The mass build-up occurred because the PPLNs were queuing for the PCR test.

To overcome this problem, Soekarno-Hatta Airport will immediately increase the number of PCR test locations for foreign travelers.

For information, following SE Task Force No. 15/2022 and SE Kemenhub No. 33/2022, PPLNs who have just arrived in Indonesia are required to undergo an RT-PCR test at the entry point.

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Executive General Manager Agus Haryadi said the location for the RT-PCR test for PPLN was added in the corridor of the Terminal 3 international arrival area after going through the immigration and customs area.

Previously, on March 27, 2022, there was a queue for PPLN to perform RT-PCR in the international arrivals area due to an increase in PPLN arriving, especially at 14.00 – 17.00 WIB.

“AP II and the Covid-19 Air Task Force have coordinated, starting March 28, there will be 2 RT-PCR test locations for PPLNs who have just landed at Soekarno-Hatta Airport,” said Agus Haryadi, Tuesday (29/3/2022).

The addition of the RT-PCR test location on the curbside is expected to prevent PPLN crowds and facilitate international arrivals.

Meanwhile, specifically for PPLN with the categories of Student, ASN, and PMI, the RT-PCR test sample collection is carried out at the Athlete’s House or the location determined by the Covid-19 Task Force.

In addition to adding RT-PCR test locations on the curbside, health personnel for RT-PCR sampling will also be added to avoid long queues.

Furthermore, the airport confirmed that the number of PPLN arriving at Soekarno-Hatta Airport had increased in the last few days.

PPLN arrivals through Soekarno-Hatta Airport currently average around 5,000 people every day.