Flying a plane doesn’t need PCR-antigen if it’s been vaccinated twice

Jakarta, IDN Times – The government formalizes the revocation of conditions rapid test antigen or PCR for domestic travelers (PPDN) who use air or airplane transportation modes.

The revocation of the antigen and PCR requirements is stated in Circular Letter Number 21 of 2022 concerning Guidelines for the Implementation of Domestic Travel by Air Transportation During the COVID-19 Pandemic Period which is effective from today. Thus, the previous SE, namely SE number 96 of 2021, was revoked and declared invalid.

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1. People who have not had a complete vaccine are still required to do an antigen test or PCR

Official!  Flying a plane doesn't need PCR-antigen if it's been vaccinated twiceProspective airplane passengers take a quick antigen test in the Terminal 2 area of ​​Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten, Tuesday (12/22/2020) (ANTARA PHOTO/Fauzan)

In the SE, the government requires people who have just received the first dose of vaccination or have not yet completed it to continue to show negative results for the antigen test or PCR.

“PPDN that has received the first dose of vaccination must show a negative result of the RT-PCR test whose sample is taken within 3 x 24 hours or a rapid antigen test whose sample is taken within 1 x 24 hours before departure as a condition of travel,” reads the provisions in SE, quoted Tuesday (8/3/2022).

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2. People who can’t get vaccinated for medical reasons are still required to have an antigen test or PCR

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Official!  Flying a plane doesn't need PCR-antigen if it's been vaccinated twiceAdi Soemarmo Airport departure gate, Solo (IDNTimes/Larasati Rey)

In addition, people who cannot vaccinate for medical reasons are also required to have an antigen or PCR test if they want to travel by plane domestically.

PPDN with special health conditions or comorbid diseases that prevent travelers from receiving vaccinations must show a negative result of the RT-PCR test whose sample is taken within a maximum period of 3 x 24 hours or a rapid antigen test whose sample is taken within a maximum period of 1 x 24 hours. hours before departure as a travel requirement and the requirement is to attach a doctor’s certificate from the Government Hospital stating that the person concerned has not and/or is unable to take the COVID-19 vaccination.

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3. Still have to obey the procedure

Official!  Flying a plane doesn't need PCR-antigen if it's been vaccinated twiceillustration of Soekarno Hatta Airport (Doc. Angkasa Pura II)

Even though the PCR and antigen requirements have been removed, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Transportation, Adita Irawati, said that the public is still required to comply with health protocols for traveling by plane within the country.

“We urge people who travel to continue to apply health protocols in a disciplined and strict manner, namely wearing masks, maintaining distance, avoiding crowds, and washing hands either with soap or water. hand sanitizer,” Adita said in an official statement from the Ministry of Transportation.

In the future, the Ministry of Transportation will continue to evaluate the application of SE number 21 of 2022 according to conditions on the ground.