Emergency PPKM; MRT Jakarta Sets New Travel Requirements

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  • A number of passengers wear masks while at the Hotel Indonesia (HI) MRT Roundabout Station, Jakarta, Monday, April 6 2020. If they are without masks, they are not allowed to take public transportation. The policy was socialized starting April 6, 2020 and enforcement began April 12 2020. TEMPO/M Taufan Rengganis

    A number of passengers wear masks while at the Hotel Indonesia (HI) MRT Roundabout Station, Jakarta, Monday, April 6 2020. If they are without masks, they are not allowed to take public transportation. The policy was socialized starting April 6, 2020 and enforcement began April 12 2020. TEMPO/M Taufan Rengganis

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaJakarta's mass rapid transit operator PT MRT Jakarta only allowed essential and critical sector employees to take the train starting today, July 12, amid the implementation of the emergency state of the public activity restriction (Emergency PPKM or PPKM Darurat). Acting Corporate Secretary Head Ahmad Pratomo said the policy will be valid until July 20.

    “People taking the MRT are required to bring and present one of the travel documents,” said Ahmad in a written statement on Sunday, July 11.

    Three travel documents that can be used are the worker registration document or STRP, a letter from the local government, and a letter of assignment from the institution’s head of at least echelon 2 or the head of the essential and critical sector company.

    According to Ahmad, officers in each station will check the documents that must be pocketed by passengers.

    “This policy is expected to reduce the mobility of people exiting and entering Jakarta via mass transportation during the Emergency PPKM in order to curb Covid-19 transmission,” he said.

    The policy is also in line with the Circular issued by the Transportation Ministry No. 50 of 2021 on the amendments to Circular No. 42 of 2021 concerning guidelines for domestic travel by rail transport services amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Read: Businesses Violating Emergency PPKM to Face Sanctions

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