Indonesia Adds 3 Airports as International Gateways

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Ririe Ranggasari

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Laila Afifa

7 April 2022 16:10 WIB

The situation of Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Tangerang, Banten on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. TEMPO/Hilman Fathurrahman W

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia has added the number of its international gateways, adding three international airports. The Transportation Ministry's Directorate General of Air Transportation yesterday, April 6, announced that 10 airports now serve as entrances for foreign travelers, an increase from seven.

"This provision is set forth in the Transportation Minister's Minister No.42/2022 on the Instructions for Implementing Foreign Travel by Air Transportation during the COVID-19 Pandemic, effective from April 6, 2022," the Civil Aviation Director-General, Novie Riyanto said in a statement, Wednesday, April 6.

The 10 international airports are Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Banten, Juanda Airport in East Java, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali, Hang Nadim Airport in Batam, Riau Islands, Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport in Bintan, Riau Islands, Sam Ratulangi Airport in North Sulawesi. , Zainuddin Abdul Madjid Airport in West Nusa Tenggara, Kualanamu Airport in North Sumatra, Sultan Hasanuddin Airport in South Sulawesi, and Yogyakarta International Airport in the Special Region of Yogyakarta.

According to Novie, the circular also regulates a number of requirements for foreign travelers, including showing proof of a second dose of Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days before departure, negative RT-PCR results from the country of origin taken no more than two days before departure, RT-PCR PCR test upon arrival, and downloading the PeduliLindungi and e-HAC Indonesia apps.

With the new policy, Novie asked directors of the Civil Aviation Directorate General and the heads of the Airport Authority Offices to supervise and "coordinate with the regional governments, the TNI, the police, Airport Task Forces, Port Health Offices, related Ministries/Institutions, and aviation stakeholders," he said.

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