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Safe Travels Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Although there is a COVID-19 pandemic, the Association of Indonesian Aviation Medical Specialists (Perdospi), said air travel was still safe There is one requirement, passengers must be in good health during the trip.

Oleh Sekar Gandhawangi
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Members of the joint team from the Mataram Class II Port Health Office of the Pemenang Work Area, the Pemenang Port Authority, the North Lombok Health Office, the Indonesian Navy and the police check foreign tourists for symptoms of the coronavirus at a port in North Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara, on Wednesday (12/2/2020).

On Thursday (12/3/2020), the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of COVID-19, a global pandemic. All countries must stay alert. Airports, as the gateway in and out of a country, are under supervision. Is it safe to travel abroad?

One spot at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on Thursday afternoon (12/3) turned frantic. A number of health quarantine officials stayed on guard after a thermal scanner made the sound “beep beep beep”. That meant the device had detected a person with a temperature of more than 38 degrees Celsius.

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