The Jakarta Post
A Citilink Indonesia plane arrives at the Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA). (JP/Bambang Muryanto)
The national COVID-19 task force requires every individual traveling by land, sea or air transportation to present a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or rapid test result certificate that is valid for 14 days from departure date.
In light of this regulation, low-cost carrier Citilink is now offering a free rapid test service for passengers who book flights via the airline’s website or mobile application between July 1 and 7.
According to the airline’s website, the offer is valid for the first 500 passengers who travel between July 2 and 31.
Passengers who make a booking via website or mobile app will receive an e-ticket that includes unique numbers to claim the service.
They then can go to any of the airline's partner clinics and show their e-ticket and identity card.
Passengers need to take the test at least 12 hours before departure. Non-reactive rapid test results will be valid for 14 days from departure date.
Meanwhile, passengers with reactive rapid test results will be directed to a COVID-19 referral hospital for further examination.
The free rapid test service is not refundable.
Previously Lion Air Group made news for offering rapid COVID-19 testing for their Lion Air, Wings Air and Batik Air passengers, with prices starting from Rp 95,000 (US$6.62). The first phase of the test is said to be conducted daily in four locations in Jakarta and Tangerang, Banten. (jes/kes)
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