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Orderly and Comfortable with Special Areas, Here's the Atmosphere of the First Day of the GeNose C19 Test at AP II Airport

02 Apr 2021

The Minister of Transportation directly reviewed the implementation at Husein Sastranegara Airport


Jakarta - GeNose C19 was first used at Husein Sastranegara Airport (Bandung) and Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport (Palembang) starting yesterday, Thursday April 1, 2021.

Yesterday, the Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi had a chance to directly observe the use of GeNose C19 at Husein Sastranegara Airport (Bandung).

The Minister of Transportation arrived at the airport at around 07.15 WIB accompanied by the Director General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation Novie Riyanto and President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) Muhammad Awaluddin.

Upon arrival, the Minister of Transportation went straight to the GeNose C19 test area which is located at the international departure terminal. The Minister of Transportation had asked the officers at the registration desk about the procedures for prospective aircraft passengers to register.

The officer explained, every prospective airplane passenger who wants to do a COVID-19 screening test with GeNose C19 must first register via an application on a smartphone and can be assisted by an officer at the registration desk. After that, prospective aircraft passengers will get a queue number to take breath samples, and then wait for the results to come out.

The time it takes from registration to the GeNose C19 test results is quite 10 minutes.

"I thank the Director General of Civil Aviation, Angkasa Pura II and Danlanud Husein Sastranegara. I ordered it to be carried out carefully because this is an important process so that everyone traveling can be detected, "said the Minister of Transportation while reviewing the implementation of the first GeNose C19 use at Husein Sastranegara Airport, yesterday.

Special area
PT Angkasa Pura II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said the implementation of the first day of using GeNose C19 at Husein Sastranegara Airport and Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Airport went smoothly.

"The use of GeNose C19 runs smoothly at AP II airport, both technically, SOP, and compliance with health protocols. This cannot be separated from the strategy of AP II which operates a special area, or a special Airport Health Center located at the terminal as a place for implementing the use of GeNose C19. "

"To make it orderly and smooth, a special area was built with 3 main areas: the registration helpdesk, the waiting area, the breathing sampling booth area, and the area waiting for the test results to come out," explained Muhammad Awaluddin.

In the GeNose C19 usage area at both Husein Sastranegara Airport and Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport, you can see that the queues at the registration desk are running orderly, are not overcrowded, and comply with health protocols. Meanwhile, the queue waiting for breath sampling was also running in an orderly manner where seats were provided for prospective passengers.

In the waiting area, there are also officers who provide education on how to use the GeNose C19 so that prospective aircraft passengers are clearly informed about the proper and correct breath sampling procedure.

The disposal of waste in this area is carried out in accordance with established procedures. In addition, periodic disinfection processes are also carried out in all areas including the breath sampling booth.

"On the first day, there were 187 passengers on the plane who screened for COVID-19 with GeNose C19 at Husein Sastranegara Airport and 262 passengers at Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

PT Angkasa Pura II estimates that at this early stage the number of GeNose C19 users will reach around 10-15% of departing passengers.

At Husein Sastranegara Airport (Bandung) the GeNose C19 service is open from 07.00 - 15.00 WIB, meanwhile at Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport (Palembang) it is open at 06.00 - 18.30 WIB. The GeNose C19 service tariff at the two airports is IDR 40,000 / person.

GeNose C19 is an alternative to the COVID-19 test for airplane passengers in addition to the rapid antigen test and PCR test.

In accordance with the Ministry of Transportation's SE No. 26 of 2021, domestic aircraft passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic are required to meet health requirements, namely showing a negative RT-PCR result certificate or antigen rapid test results, the samples of which are taken within 2 x 24 hours before departure. or a negative result of the GeNose C19 test at the airport within 1 x 24 hours before departure for flights to Bali.

Meanwhile, for purposes other than Bali, it is mandatory to show the prohibition letter for negative results of the RT-PCR test where the sample is taken a maximum of 3 x 24 hours or a negative result of the rapid antigen test whose sample is taken within a maximum period of 2 x 24 hours before departure, or a negative test result. GeNose C19 at the airport within 1 x 24 hours before departure.

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