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Lion Air and Citilink airlines have resumed Bali flights with new Covid-19 prevention rules that all passengers will need to know.

The two national airlines resumed operations Monday after stopping flights in May.

Citilink previously chose to temporarily stop flights on May 22nd and Lion Air suspended flights on May 27th. 

Lion Air Planes Parked

Citilink Indonesia’s Corporate Secretary Resty Kusandarina confirmed the resumption of flights to Bali

“Starting today, June 1 we are flying again with the health protocol referring to the Co-Task Force for the Acceleration of Covid-19 Handling,” Kusandarina told The Bali Sun. 

Citilink has announced a new Covid-19 prevention plan that will include both a pre and post flight operation to reduce the risk of infection.

“This process is part of Citilink’s concern for the health and safety of passengers and part of Citilink’s support for government policy,” Citilink President Director Juliandra said in an official statement on Friday.

lion air plane being sanitized by men in hazmat suits

A Lion Air press release confirmed that the airline resumed operations Monday with new policies that must be followed by every passenger.

The new policies include: 

  1. Passenger must arrive at the airport 4 hours prior to departure.
  2. A Covid-19 negative Rapid Test Result done within 72 hours of the flight or a negative Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Result within 7 days of departure. 
  3. Passengers must wear a mask before, during and after their flight
  4. All passengers must have washed their hands prior to flight and use hand sanitizer during the flight
  5. Follow all social distancing guidelines
  6. Maintain cleanliness while on the plane
  7. Passenger must bring their own hand sanitizer
Lion Air sanitizing exit window

President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Irfan Sebuahutra said that Garuda airlines never stopped flights during the Covid-19 crisis. 

The airline has only flown with planes half full to maintain strict social distancing measures. 

Passengers wait in line at jakarta airport using social distancing

“The application of keeping the distance between one passenger seat to another becomes our priority to provide comfort in flight,” said Irfan.

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