TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Head of the Covid-19 task force on air transportation, Col. Pas M.A Silaban, said each and every international flight returnees at Soekarno-Hatta Airport are being quarantined across a number of government-appointed hotels.
From December 28, 2020 - January 3, 2021, there were 10,899 passengers of international return flights - which mostly consists Indonesian nationals - arriving at the airport and have been led to quarantine facilities which are accommodated by hotels joined in the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurants Association (PHRI).
“The quarantine procedure ran smoothly with no significant issues at all in the airport,” wrote Silaban who attributed it to the close partnership between PHRI and state-run airport operator Angkasa Pura II.
According to the government policy, Indonesian and foreign nationals arriving from international flights must undergo a mandatory 5-day quarantine. This comes as a response to the discovery of the new Covid-19 variant in European countries.