Govt to Require Public Transport Passengers to Undergo Rapid Test



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaTransportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said that he is currently discussing the regulation which plans to require passengers of long-haul public transportation to undergo COVID-19 rapid tests. 

    This was mentioned in today’s House of Representatives (DPR) hearing with Commission V along with the COVID-19 task force.

    “We will issue a rapid test tariff and everything along with that. We are discussing it with the Task Force and will be introduced in the near future,” said the transportation minister in a virtual press conference. 

    The requirement to undergo a rapid test is one of the many that passengers must undergo to be able to continue cross-provincial travels. Passengers will also be required to enclose a PCR test report. This plan comes after people’s mobility increased as the COVID-19 restrictions were gradually lifted.

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