TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Hundreds of international visitors and Indonesians arriving from international flights have been subjected to strict filtering procedures since December 28 by the Indonesian government which has imposed a mandatory 5-day quarantine. It is done in hopes to detect and prevent the new Covid-19 variant found in European countries.
This is notably seen at the Soekarno Hatta airport. “The international flight passengers are handled since they arrive in Terminal 3 up until they board the bus that transports them to the appointed quarantine location,” wrote Soekarno-Hatta Airport executive general manager Agus Haryadi on December 30.
He said this massive effort involves a number of government instances working and coordinating intensively such as state-airport operator Angkasa Pura II, ground handling, air carriers, the Health Ministry’s Port Health Authority (KKP Kemenkes), immigrations office, customs, and bus operators.
From the day the quarantine was imposed until December 30th, there were 496 international arrivals that comprised 467 foreign nationals and 29 Indonesians walking through Terminal 3.
As of December 30, there are 13 international flights landing in Soekarno-Hatta Airport that 1,747 passengers.