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Overseas Travelers No longer need a Covid Test, Here are the Conditions

The relaxation of boarding rules for foreign travelers has been renewed again. President Joko Widodo announced that the requirements for PCR and Anti

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TRIBUNBATAM.id -  The relaxation of boarding rules for foreign travelers has been renewed again.

President Joko Widodo announced that the requirements for PCR and Antigen tests for domestic and foreign travelers were officially abolished, starting yesterday, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

As a condition, travelers must have been vaccinated at least the complete dose or the second dose.

Following up on this decision, the Ministry of Transportation also issued Circular Letter No. 58 concerning Guidelines for the Implementation of Overseas Travel by Air Transportation during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

The Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi said, the relaxation of the prokes was taken by the government after considering the situation and conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia which were increasingly under control. 

Conditions regarding Covid-19 test upon arrival

Upon arrival, foreign travelers/overseas travelers or called PPLN are required to undergo a symptom check related to Covid-19, with the following conditions:

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- If the PPLN is detected to have symptoms related to Covid-19 and/or has a body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius, it is obligatory to undergo a RT-PCR re-examination at the cost of being borne by the government for Indonesian citizens and the costs being borne independently for foreigners. 

- If the PPLN is detected to have no symptoms related to Covid-19 and has a body temperature below 37.5 degrees Celsius, they can continue their trip provided that it has received the second or third dose of vaccine, at least 14 days before departure. 

- For PPLN with special health conditions or comorbid diseases that cause them to have not and, or are unable to take part in the Covid-19 vaccination, they may continue their trip by attaching a doctor's certificate from the Government Hospital of the country of origin stating that the person concerned has not, and, or unable to follow the Covid-19 vaccination. 

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