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Garuda Indonesia Again Serves Umrah Flights, Check the Details

On Wednesday (1/12), Garuda Indonesia back to serve Umrah flights for Indonesian pilgrims, along with the opening of access to the Holy Land of Mecca.

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TRIBUNBATAM.id - On Wednesday (1/12), Garuda Indonesia back to serve Umrah flights for Indonesian pilgrims, along with the opening of access to the Holy Land of Mecca.

On this inaugural Umrah flight, Garuda Indonesia brought at least 257 pilgrims via direct flight services to Medina, Saudi Arabia. 

The airline plans to serve Umrah flights twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Flights through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, use the Airbus A330-300.

The aircraft has a capacity of 24 Business Class passengers and 263 Economy Class passengers.

President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Irfan Setiaputra, said that currently his party continues to coordinate with various stakeholders in organizing Umrah and Hajj services, including the Ministry of Religion of the Republic of Indonesia to airport services. 

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This aims to ensure compliance with regulatory provisions set by the Indonesian government and the Saudi Arabian government, such as fleet needs, passenger health policies, quarantine and flight permits between countries during the pandemic, to technical education on the implementation of Umrah and Hajj during the pandemic. 

It was explained that all prospective pilgrims who took part in the flight had met the requirements to perform Umrah. One of them is a complete Covid-19 vaccination.

Not only that, Umrah pilgrims also undergo quarantine with a one gate system at Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory for 1x24 hours (or D-1 departure), PCR test examinations with negative results from health facilities that have been recognized by the Saudi Arabian government,

and will undergo " institutional quarantine” at a hotel that has been certified as a quarantine location, in accordance with applicable regulations. (*lsd) 

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