The Indonesian National Team for the Mitigation of COVID-19 published their latest circular memorandum (Number 12 of 2021) detailing the latest requirements for domestic travel in Indonesia.
The memorandum was signed on 26 March by the chairman of the Task Force, Doni Manado, and went into effect on 01 April 2021.
As reported by Balipost.com, the memorandum required all domestic travelers to Bali by land, sea, or air must present an official “negative” test result for COVID-19 from a test that was performed within 2 x 24 hours of the travelers’ departure for Bali.
New in the 01 April 2021 rules is the option of presenting a COVID-19 screening performed by PCR Swab Test, Rapid Antigen Test, or a GeNose C19 test. All travelers are also required to complete an e-HAC Indonesia Card (Indonesian Health Alert Card).
The GeNose C19 Test is a modern coronavirus detection monitor created and built-in in Indonesia that has received Indonesian government approval. Price considerably less than other testing methods, those being tested must breathe into a plastic bag for analysis and rapid detection of the virus.
Other rules and regulations included in the latest circular memorandum:
- Every individual undertaking a journey by private vehicle or public transport is responsible for their own health and must submit and obey all the rules and regulations to control the spread of COVID-19.
- Air travelers are required to present a “negative” RT-PCR test taken within 3 x 24 hours before their departure, or a negative rapid antigen test performed 2 x 24 hours before their departure or a negative GeNose C19 tests done at the airport before departure. All are also required to complete and submit an Indonesian Health Alert Car (e-HAC).
- Those departing from Bali or arriving in Bali by sea transportation are required to show a negative RT-PCR or a negative rapid Antigen test performed within 3 x 24 hours before their departure, or a negative GeNose C-19 test performed at the port before departure. All are also required to complete and submit an Indonesian Health Alert Car (e-HAC).
- Those making a sea crossing must show a certificate with a negative result for an antigen test performed within 3 x 24 hours of departure or a negative GeNose C19 test done at the port before departure. All are also required to complete and submit an Indonesian Health Alert Car (e-HAC).
- Specifically, for routine journeys on the Island of Java using sea transportation to limited inter-island locations or between domestic seaports within a single area, or by land transportation (both public and private) within a restricted geographical area, must be prepared to show an RT-PCR/antigen rapid test/GeNose C19 test whenever requested to do so by a COVID-19 Control Officer.
- Those traveling by inter-city train must show a letter proving a negative RT-PCR or a negative antigen rapid test performed within 3 x24 hours before departure, or a negative GeNose C19 test performed at the rail station of departure.
- Those traveling on public land transportation can be required to undergo a rapid antigen test or GeNose C19 Test by health authorities at any point in their journey.
- Those traveling overland in private transport are recommended to undergo an RT-PCR Test or a rapid antigen test performed within 3 x 24 hours of their departure or done a GeNose C19 Test in a highway rest area. Those traveling overland in private vehicles can be subject to random roadside tests whenever ordered by a COVID-19 Control Officer.
- Those traveling to Bali by air, sea, or land – either privately or on public transport, must present a negative RT-PCR or a rapid antigen test performed within 2 x 24 hours of their departure, or a negative GeNose C19 Test performed at the sea or air terminal before departure. All must also complete and submit an Indonesian Health Alert Card (e-HAC).
- The completion of an e-HAC Indonesia card is recommended for all travelers regardless of the form of transport. Air and sea passengers MUST complete a Health Alert Card (e-HAC).
- Children under the age of five are not required to undergo an RT-PCR, Antigen rapid test, or GeNose C19 test.
- Whenever an RT-PCR/Antigen rapid test/GeNose C19 test is negative, but the travel is exhibiting flu-like symptoms, the traveler will not continue before undergoing an RT-PCR Test and self-isolation while awaiting test results.