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Bali Airport Adds Second Test Facility As Domestic Tourism Increases

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Ngurah Rai Airport has added a second rapid antigen test facility inside the airport to keep up with the influx of domestic tourists this holiday season.

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Previously, long lines were formed due to only one rapid antigen facility located in the public area of domestic terminal. To prevent large crowds inside the airport area, authorities decided to add a second test facility in the Wisti Sabha Building, located in close proximity to the domestic departure terminal.

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The General Manager of Angkasa Pura I Ltd Ngurah Rai Airport, Herry A.Y. Sikado, explained that he made the decision after evaluating the airport over the past several days.

Hundreds of passengers had to wait for hours to get tested as a requirement from their city destination before boarding their flights.

Angkasa Pura is cooperating with Farmalab to operate the facilities from 8:00am to 8:00pm daily.

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“The cost of a rapid antigen test is USD 12 (IDR 170,000) each. People need to wait at least 60 minutes to get the result, and it’s valid for three days” Sikado said.

He added that ever since the new entry requirement was implemented, Ngurah Rai Airport recorded an average of 60 out of 89 flights heading to Java daily.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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