JAKARTA, Radar Ampera – Tourism is the sector negatively affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Coupled with the prohibition of entry of foreign nationals from 3 countries to Indonesia because it has the highest rate of corona spread in the world.
However, this flight ban does not completely restrict tourist visits to Indonesia. Airport operators have made many efforts to avoid bringing this coronavirus outbreak into the country.
Director of Operations of PT Angkasa Pura I Wendo Asrul Rose said that until now there have been three countries that are limited to arrivals to Indonesia, namely Iran, Italy and South Korea, previously applicable to China. More specifically, from Iran is restricted to 3 cities, 2 cities from South Korea and 5 cities in Italy.
Do not be sad, for tourists from the three countries can still enter Indonesia as long as it includes a health certificate when checking in at the original airport and at the immigration department in Indonesia.
“Can not enter citizens of the three countries are allowed to enter, they must be equipped with a health certificate when checking in the country of origin must submit a health certificate. So if it is declared healthy, given a boarding pass, so that plays a role in airlines,” said Wendo in the Kebon Sirih area, Jakarta, Last Friday (6/3/2020).
In addition, the airport also pays attention to other tourists who have also visited cities in that particular country. Tourists who have visited the site will receive special treatment from the Port Health Office (KKP).
Meanwhile, he admitted that until now one of the airports he manages, namely I Gusti Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar, Bali still receives flights from Incheon, South Korea. For this flight AP1 provides a dedicated route for incoming aircraft and passengers.
“AP1 treatment there is a special lane we do special parking so if there are exposed passengers do not meet with other passengers. Disinfect the aircraft, the cabin, the hull, the preparation is already there. Specially processed thermal scans, not combined with passengers from other countries. Special lines are good trolleys, immigration counters and luggage as well,” he explained. (hoi/cnbcI)