Tourists ‘Invade’ Bali Due to Lower PCR-Antigen Test Prices

Tourist visit Bali
Tourist visit Bali

Some time ago, the government has lowered the policy on the highest price for PCR-Antigen tests. It turns out that the policy has an impact on increasing tourists’ visits to Bali.

As known, PCR-Antigen is a requirement that must be met for air travel. The decline in the price of this test is certainly good news for tourists who want to visit a place, including Bali.

Quoted from ANTARA, Taufan Yushistira, Stakeholder Relations Manager of PT Angkasa Pura I, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Branch, said that the increase in passenger flow was due to the decrease in PCR-Antigen test prices.

“There is such a possibility (because of the decrease in the price of RT-PCR and RDT-Ag). Since it is possible to (using rapid test) antigens, even though it is still Java-Bali, there has been an increase,”

said Taufan on Sunday (5/9).

Quoted from detikcom, before the PCR-Antigen price reduction was implemented, the number of passengers at Ngurah Rai Airport was only 2,500 to 2,600 per day. But there was an increase to around 6,000 passengers on Friday. The 6,000 passengers were dominated by Java, namely Jakarta and Surabaya.

“So it was around 6,000 more yesterday. Maybe 10-15 percent (an increase), because the average in August was around 2,800 for those who came,” said Taufan.

Taufan also hopes that the increase in passengers will continue along with the decline in Covid-19, and hopes that passengers will continue to comply with health protocols.

Airplane passengers who entering Bali from Java can use the antigen provided that they have been vaccinated twice. Apart from Java, the policy to enter Bali still has to carry out a PCR test and at least have the first dose of vaccination.