TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The transportation ministry prepares to enter the new normal with flights to and from Bali's I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport as per Ministerial Decree No. 25 of 2020 on Transportation Control during Eid al-Fitr.
"Bali had been making preparations to enter the new normal era by following the provisions and health protocols being enacted," Director General of Civil Aviation from the Ministry of Transportation, Novie Riyanto, noted in a statement received in Jakarta, Saturday.
During the new normal era, passengers looking to enter Bali through the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport should hold a document that shows negative results for COVID-19 from a swab test based on the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).
"During the new normal period in Bali, every aircraft passenger must fulfill the requirements submitted by the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling, as stipulated in Circular Letter Number 5 of 2020 on the Amendment to Circular Letter Number 4 of 2020 on the Criteria for Restricting Travel for Accelerating the Handling of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) or hereinafter referred to as SE Number 5 of 2020," he expounded.
Before conducting inspections at the airport, the director general held a meeting with Bali Governor I Wayan Koster in Denpasar.
During the meeting, the Ministry of Transportation expressed support to fulfill the aspirations of the Bali provincial government in a bid to boost the island’s tourism and economic potential by continuing to prioritize health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in all transportation services on land, at sea, and in air.
Monitoring in ongoing at several entry points to Bali, including airports. The island is only accepting passengers to travel by land, sea, and air transportation that had tested negative for PCR based on swab testing issued by Government Laboratories or Hospitals referred to by the COVID-19 Task Force.
"We are upbeat about Ministerial Decree Number 25 of 2020 being implemented, and we urge passengers to comply with all requirements stipulated in the Task Force's Circular Letter to ensure safe, secure, and comfortable land, sea, and air transportation," he added.