New Phone Application for Bali Travelers

On Tuesday, 13 July 2021, Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport rolled out a pilot project in which passenger health documents are now integrated into a single online application – PerduliLindungi.

Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, the CEO of the Airport Authority (PT Angkasa Pura I), Faik Fahmi, explained that the documents integrated into the – PerduliLindungi Application already form a part of the Ministry of Health’s New All Record (NAR) System

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Faik Fahmi said that using the – PerduliLindungi Application at Bali’s Airport represents a trial run and pilot project for eventual nationwide use of a system that will streamline passenger handling while improving the Government’s efforts to monitor the traveling public’s health.

“Effective today, 13 July 2021, at one airport under our (PT Angkasa Pura’s) management – Ngurah Rai International Airport, the health documents of travelers are integrated into the Pedulilindungi Application,” said Fahmi on Tuesday.

Fahmi called on air travelers arriving or departing from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport to download – PerduliLindungi and then upload personal health documentation to the application and complete the Indonesian Health Alert Card (e-HAC) using the same online system. “Together with the Soekarno-Hatta Airport (Jakarta) and the I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali – these airports will serve as the pilot project for this new project,” he said.

The new application is available for Android and iOS-based Smart Phones. Air passengers departing from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport must download the application and register their details online to activate PeduliLindungi.

The health documentation from the Health Ministry’s NAR System and integrated into the PeduliLindungi Application are the “negative” results for an RT-PCR Swab Test or rapid antigen tests and a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19.

The PeduliLindungi Application will allow passengers to show a barcode displayed on their handphones to airport health officials at Bali’s Airport. In the past, passengers had to present health documentation in a time-consuming one-by-one process that can now be completed in a single step of simply showing a barcode.

Officials praise the PeduliLindungi Application’s ability to accelerate the check-in process and prevent the falsification of PCR Swab Test, rapid antigen tests, and vaccination certificates. The new systems will ease the health verification process for air travelers and also the official processing of their paperwork in the aircraft boarding process. 

Bali’s Airport has already installed QR Code/Barcode readers in several locations within the departure terminal. These readers will also prove helpful in tracing and tracking passenger movements.

Over time, the PeduliLindungi Application will be implemented in other airports under the management of PT Angkasa Pura I, such as Surabaya’s Juanda Airport and Makassar’s Sultan Hasanuddin Airport. Eventually, following a successful trial run, the new policy will be used at every Airport nationwide.

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