Balitraveldiary.com – It has been a full year since all countries have experienced the COVID-19 pandemic, including Indonesia. This has made the tourism sector adjust to prevailing circumstances in order to reduce the risk of increasing cases of COVID-19. One of the places of tourism that has been greatly affected is Bali, which is a favorite destination for foreign tourists. SATGAS (Task Force) Handling COVID-19 issued Circular Letter (SE) Number 12 of 2021.
This circular contains the terms and conditions for domestic travelers or commonly abbreviated as PPDN during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Circular Letter was signed by the Chairperson of the National Task Force for COVID-19 Handling, Doni Monardo, on March 26 and will take effect from April 1, 2021. The terms and conditions for PPDN to Bali apply either by air, land or sea transportation. What are the conditions? Let’s look at the reviews below.
Requirements for a plane to go to Bali
- In accordance with the Circular, domestic travelers (PPDN) to Bali using air or plane transportation must show:
- Certificate of negative RT-PCR test results. Sampling is limited to a maximum of 2X24 hours or 48 hours before departure.
- Apart from that, you can also take samples through a rapid antigen test within a maximum period of 2X24 hours or 48 hours before departure with negative results.
If you don’t have time to do the test, then PPDN can do the GeNose C19 test at the airport before departure as a requirement and fill out the Indonesian E-HAC.
Terms of Land & Sea Travel to Bali
Travelers by sea have rules as well as travel by air. Travelers using sea transportation are required to show a negative result of the RT-PCR test or antigen rapid test, the sample of which is taken a maximum of 2X24 hours or 48 hours before departure. Like at the airport, the port also provides the GeNose C19 test for passengers who did not have time to take the test before leaving as a requirement and fill out the Indonesian E-HAC.
The road trip to Bali referred to here is by using public transportation or private vehicles. PPDN to Bali using a bus or private vehicle is required:
- Shows a certificate of negative results of the rapid test antigen whose samples were taken within a maximum period of 3X24 hours or 48 hours before departure.
- In addition, travelers may also show negative results for the GeNose C19 test at the port before departure.
- All of this is a condition of traveling and filling out the E-HAC Indonesia.
If the test results show negative, but the traveler shows symptoms of COVID-19, then they are not allowed to continue the trip. All tests are put in place to show negative results from COVID-19 except for children under five years of age. They are not required to perform either a PCR test / rapid antigen test or a GeNose C19 test as a condition of traveling.
The conclusion is that it is mandatory for travelers who want to visit Bali to show negative results, both from RT-PCR, rapid antigen tests, and GeNose C19 tests which have just been held starting April 1, 2021 at airports, ports and terminals. It is stated that the GeNose C19 test is a domestic product whose detection is based on breath. The deadline for the test results is a maximum of 2X24 hours or 48 hours before departure to the Island of the Gods, Bali.
After carrying out a negative test, the traveler is required to fill out an E-HAC (Electronic-Health Alert Card). Launched by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, the application, which is relatively new and can be downloaded on Google Playstore and Apple Store, is a modern electronic version of a health alert card. If you can’t download the application, users can open the web version. Now, after downloading the application or opening the web version, the next step is to fill out the existing form. Fill in according to the directions and purpose of your trip. Finally, after being registered, an officer will be checked before continuing the trip. Both at the airport, port and terminal.
Have you explained what you need to prepare if you want to go to Bali? Follow the procedure and enjoy your trip. Stay healthy and adhere to health protocols so that the pandemic will end soon and you are free to travel anywhere, including Bali!