The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) has determined that Indonesian citizens and foreigners who travel abroad for tourist purposes cannot enter Indonesia through Soekarno Hatta Airport. They are required to pass through three other airports, namely Bali, Batam, and Tanjung Pinang.
The new rules are stated in Circular Number 11 of 2022 concerning Guidelines for the Implementation of Overseas Travel by Air Transportation during the Covid-19 Pandemic Period which will take effect on February 3, 2021.
The Ministry of Transportation in an official statement, Sunday (6/2), explained, “WNI and foreign nationals traveling abroad for tourist purposes can only go through I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, Hang Nadim Airport, Batam and Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport. Tanjung Pinang,”
The Director-General of Civil Aviation at the Ministry of Transportation, Novie Riyanto, explained that Air Transportation operators are required to notify the planned arrival of prospective passengers from the aircraft, then provide the manifest of the crew and cargo transported to the Chair of the Airport Facilitation Committee, Airport Operators, Airport Task Force, and Health Office. Harbor.
He ensured that the Ministry of Transportation would supervise air transport operators and prospective passengers. Meanwhile, airlines that serve passengers outside the territory of Indonesia are required to ensure that the passengers are transported to meet the requirements of the country of flight destination.
The current provisions in Indonesia are that Indonesian citizens and foreigners with purposes other than tourism can go through airports designated as entrances following the laws and regulations regarding Entrances, Quarantine Places, and RT-PCR Obligations for Indonesian Citizens Traveling Overseas, read full explanation.
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