GET tighter and check again the latest flight conditions apply starting Monday 5 September 2022 on all air airlines. For residents who will travel by air in September 2022, there are conditions that the government has revised.

Now prospective passengers are required to have received a complete vaccination or at least the third dose. This means that Booster is the newest Airplane Boarding Requirement for prospective passengers who will travel abroad.

The Ministry of Transportation through the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has issued the latest circular, namely Circular Letter (SE) 88 of 2022 concerning Guidelines for the Implementation of Overseas Travel by Air Transportation During the COVID-19 Pandemic, effective from September 1, 2022. This follows up on SE Task Force Number 25 of 2022.

According to the Acting Director General of Civil Aviation, Nur Isnin Istiartono, the scope of this Circular Letter covers health protocols for people and cargo travel by air for foreign flights.

“At the time of departure from Indonesia, Indonesian citizens aged 18 years and over are required to show a card/certificate of having received the third vaccine (booster) through the PeduliLindung application,” said Nur Isnin in a written statement recently.

He explained that this is an exception for Indonesian citizens with special health conditions or comorbidities. However, the person concerned must attach a doctor’s certificate from the Government Hospital stating that he has not and/or cannot take the COVID-19 vaccination, or an Indonesian citizen who has just finished isolating COVID-19 by attaching a letter that is not actively transmitting COVID-19.

As for the document requirements upon arrival to Indonesia, Nur Isnin explained, PPLN must use the PeduliLindungi application, showing a second vaccine card/certificate at least 14 (fourteen) days before departure.

The exceptions include Overseas Travelers (PPLN) under 18 years of age, PPLN with special conditions, PPLN who have finished carrying out COVID-19 isolation/treatment. With the enactment of SE Number 88 of 2022, the previous circular is declared revoked and invalid.

“For Indonesian citizens and foreigners as PPLNs, they are expected to comply with the travel requirements that have been set and continue to comply with health protocols, so that together we create safe, secure, comfortable and healthy flights,” said Nur Isnin.

Meanwhile, Overseas Travelers (PPLN) who enter Indonesian territory can go through entry points at 15 international airports. The fifteen airports are Soekarno Hatta Airport, Juanda Airport, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Hang Nadim Airport, Sam Ratulangi Airport, Zainuddin Abdul Madjid Airport, Kualanamu Airport, Hasanuddin Airport, Yogyakarta Airport. Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport, Minangkabau Airport, Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport, Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport, Kertajati Airport, and Sentani Airport. [sources/photo special]