Note! These are the latest conditions for land transportation trips

Jakarta, IDN Times – The Directorate General of Land Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation issued Circular Letter Number SE 23 of 2022 concerning Guidelines for the Implementation of Domestic Travel by Land Transportation During the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.

In the context of the transition to normal activities, there have been several changes to the provisions regarding efforts to control COVID-19, especially in transportation in Indonesia.

“Through Inmedagri and SE Kasatgas, this is an extraordinary progress that is applied to public transportation and crossings. I hope it will be adjusted soon, meaning that the land transportation sector will quickly adjust this provision,” said Director General of Land Transportation, Budi Setiyadi in his written statement, quoted Wednesday (9/3).

1. No need to carry antigen or PCR test results anymore

In the latest regulation, domestic travelers using land transportation are no longer required to bring the results of the antigen test or RT-PCR if they have received the full or third dose of vaccine.

Meanwhile, travelers who have received the first dose of vaccination are required to show a negative result of the RT-PCR test whose samples were taken within 3×24 hours or rapid antigen tests whose samples were taken within 1×24 hours before departure as a condition of travel.

If travelers have special health conditions or comorbid diseases that prevent them from receiving vaccinations, they are required to show a negative result of the RT-PCR test whose sample was taken within a maximum period of 3×24 hours or a rapid antigen test whose sample was taken within a maximum period of 1×24 hours. hours and must attach a doctor’s certificate from the Government Hospital stating that the person concerned has not and/or is unable to take part in the COVID-19 vaccination.

Travelers under the age of 6 years can travel with a travel companion and apply strict health protocols.

“Especially for routine trips using land transportation modes using private or public vehicles, and trains in one urban agglomeration area / area are excluded from the travel requirements,” he said.

“Similarly, pioneer modes of transportation in border areas, 3T areas (lagging, leading, outermost), and limited shipping are excluded and apply according to the conditions of each region,” added Director General Budi.

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2. Logistics drivers must have a second or third dose of vaccine card (booster)

Specifically for drivers and assistant drivers of logistical vehicles who travel domestically to the Java and Bali islands, they are required to have a second or third dose (booster) vaccine card, while those who only have the first dose of vaccine card are required to show a certificate of negative Rapid Test Antigen results whose samples are taken within a maximum period of 7×24 hours before departure.

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Drivers who have not vaccinated are required to show a certificate of negative Rapid Test Antigen results whose samples were taken within a maximum period of 1×24 hours before departure.

Meanwhile, specifically for drivers and assistant drivers for logistics vehicles who travel domestically outside the Java and Bali islands, they are required to show a certificate of negative rapid test Antigen results whose samples were taken within a maximum period of 3×24 hours before departure and the vaccination card requirement is excluded.

3. Land transportation passenger capacity is adjustable

In SE 23 of 2022, it is written that for now the passenger capacity of general motorized vehicles, individual motorized vehicles in the form of passenger cars, and river, lake, and crossing transport ships is being adjusted. Here are the details:

1. The maximum number of passengers is 70 percent of the total seating capacity and the application of physical distancing, for areas with PPKM Level 4 and Level 3 categories; and

2. The maximum number of passengers is 100 percent of the total seating capacity and the application of physical distancing, for areas with PPKM Level 2 and Level 1 categories.

“Regarding the handling of health protocols at each transportation node, all domestic travellers are still active and must implement it. Such as the use of masks and hand sanitizers, and the mandatory use of the PeduliLindung application,” Budi added.

For ferry transport ships that will travel across ports between regions that apply PPKM with different levels, the limitation of passenger capacity follows the provisions in areas that apply the highest level of PPKM.

In addition, ship crews are required to sterilize ferry transport vessels by spraying disinfectant, with the following conditions:

a. For ships carrying out voyages in areas that apply PPKM Level 2 and Level 1, spraying of disinfectant is carried out after debarkation; or

b. For ships traveling in areas that apply PPKM Level 3, disinfectant spraying is carried out after debarkation and every 24 hours.

SE 23 of 2022 comes into force on March 8, 2022.

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