THE Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy appreciates the application of health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali.

This was conveyed by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wishnutama Kusubandio on arrival at Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport on the agenda of his working visit in the Province of Bali.

“I really appreciate the implementation of the health protocol at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, which has run very well. The regulatory system when passengers collect baggage has been very well arranged by taking into account the concept of keeping distance or physical distancing,” Wishnutama said.

Meanwhile the Managing Director of Angkasa Pura I Faik Fahmi said that, Angkasa Pura I had implemented service procedures in the period of adaptation of new or new normal habits at 15 airports managed. This is our commitment to support the government’s efforts to break the chain of distribution of COVID-19 by continuing to provide a sense of security and comfort to passengers traveling on air travel.

“We always ensure cleanliness at public facilities such as check-in counters, trolleys, self-check-in machines, security check points (tray & x-ray), toilets, boarding pass scanners, hand rails, arm chairs, etc. at the airport we carried out an intense and periodic cleaning using disinfectants,” Faik Fahmi said.

He added, besides that Angkasa Pura I also encouraged business partners or tenants at the airport to adopt new customs adaptations in service to airport service users.

Whereas operational staff on duty, Angkasa Pura I requires the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as protective glasses (goggles), face shields (face shield), masks, gloves as well as providing hand sanitizers or hand sanitizers in terminal areas. In addition, for physical distancing, we have set a minimum queue distance of 1.5 meters in the check-in counter area, security check point, immigration, boarding lounge, garage, baggage claim area and public transportation waiting area.

“The use of technology is also carried out through the Airport Operation Control Center (AOCC) which functions to control and monitor airport operations in real time and ensure the application of health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” he concluded.

He emphasized, in addition to that also applied online customer service, boarding pass scanner and digital meeting point (DMP) to minimize direct interaction with passengers and facilitate passenger pickup, especially at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali. []