Officials from the Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport have conducted a simulation as part of the preparation stages before operating its international terminal again in the near future.
The General Manager of Angkasa Pura I Ltd for Bali I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Herry A.Y. Sikado confirmed that the management of the Bali Airport has simulated a new procedure in handling international travelers at the airport facility on Saturday (9/10) when the international travel corridor reopens on October 14th 2021 as recently announced by the Indonesian Tourism Minister.
“As a response to the implementation of the travel bubble program from the central government recently, we decided to conduct an operating simulation today.” Sikado said on Saturday. During the simulation that began at 10:25am, officials simulated a flight that departed from Incheon International Airport in South Korea to arrive at Bali Ngurah Rai Airport using Garuda Airlines, along with a total of 90 passengers. He explained that each passenger is required to pass several screening processes upon their arrivals.
“The airport’s official will do several checks such as their temperature, health documents, conduct a PCR test, look over immigrations documents, and customs once they land at the Bali Airport before finally getting transported to the selected hotels to undergo 8 days of quarantine as one of the entry requirements.” Sikado added.
Sikado also hopes that this will be a good start for the Bali tourism sector to finally recover after being paralyzed for over 1.5 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “The airport is our main entrance for travelers to get in, so we have to keep compliance with strict prevention protocols during our operation and hope that Bali tourism can recover like it used to be.” Sikado concluded.