Can I Travelling now?

After stay at home for about 2 – 3 months, I’m sure everyone is missing travelling. Eventough some country has already back to “Normal” but for International border, I think still need more time to back to “Normal”.

Even in my country, we can’t really live “Normally”, we still need to wear mask, physical distancing, bring our own hand sanitizer and always wash our hands, try to not to gathering with many people.

For someone who work in travel agency and like travelling, I’m very curious, can I back to travelling again? Many people ask me about this too.

I’m sure we can, even only inside Indonesia (domestic). But we have to prepare many documents to be able to travelling and also we have to take PCR / Rapid test which we have to extra pay for this. And the test only valid for certain time, which means in the destination trip, we have to take the test too to be able go back home.

How about travelling to outside Indonesia?

Nowadays, many Country has tighten their international border because they are afraid if they got imported case. For some country that already report there’s no any case for the last 2-3 weeks, suddenly appear new case which some of them are imported case. For example: Beijing China and New Zealand.

I heard that Singapore still close their border for short term tourists except China, and Malaysia still close their border too and on discussing to open special case, and one of them for medical tourism.

Singapore: https://www.stb.gov.sg/content/stb/en/home-pages/advisory-on-covid-19.html

Malaysia Conference (June 19, 2020)

Do you think it’s worth to travelling now just because you missed them already, and willing to prepare all the documents and procedure? Have you ever thought if when you come back you might bring any virus that endanger you family? Is it really worth it?

Why not wait a little longer until everything is settled? I know that we might live with the virus, but I think all country is looking for a good solution. Tourism is one of each country biggest income and I’m sure they will try to looking for good solution for this.

Yesterday, I read the news that Candidate vaccine has shown to be safe and effective in the first two phase of clinical trial.

credit: http://covid-19.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202006/17/WS5ee95f7fa31083481725381d.html

Actually, 2-3 months is not a big deal to not travelling, but 2-3 months without going to mall or hangout to cafe is really a big deal. All of my friends has already bored at home and some ot them already come out to gathering. Of course, we choose our friends who we wants to hangout.

So far, I only went to supermarket to buy daily needs and 1 times went to mall to buy dinner. My city itself, has already no-additional case for a while. But outside there, there’s so many new case. And I think we still have to shield ourselves. Especially when I live with my parents, so I have to be extra careful. And even their immunity is good, but they are already senior. Even me as an adult, didn’t know how is my own conditions. We feel healthy, but we really don’t know

Let’s prepare ourselves to welcoming the new life, new normal, and new habit where we go everywhere using mask, physical distancing and always clean our hands. So when the time arrive, we are able to adapt easily.

Stay healthy and happy blogging… Let’s hope we can easily travelling soon..

Airasia: Indonesia Domestic and International Travel Requirements during Covid-19 Period

Credit: Airasia Official Website

INDONESIA DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

AirAsia is working closely with regulators, local governments, civil aviation and health authorities to step up all precautionary measures in the time of COVID-19 global outbreak. All guests are required to present the following documents:

DOMESTIC TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

All domestic guests are required to present the following documents before departure:

  1. Personal identification (KTP/ Passport).
    1. Health certificate in English that proves a Covid-19 negative RT-PCR result and is valid for a maximum of 7 days after its issuance by the health facility in the country of origin or non reactive Rapid Test results that is valid for 3 days or Health certificate showing no flu-like symptoms issued by a medical doctor from a hospital or public health facility for areas without PCR test/ rapid test facilities.
    2. Fill out an electronic health awareness card (e-HAC) before boarding. Please access via the e-HAC Indonesia application (Android) or http://sinkarkes.kemkes.go.id/ehac.
    3. Fill out AirAsia’s travel declaration form, please download here.
    4. Guests with flights to or from Jakarta must obtain entry permit or Surat Izin Keluar Masuk (SIKM) via https://corona.jakarta.go.id/id/izin-keluar-masuk-jakarta#11sektor
    5. Guests with Bali as end destination are required to present COVID-19 PCR results (not Rapid Test) with negative/ non reactive results to enter Bali, and complete this form https://cekdiri.baliprov.go.id/ 
    6. Required additional documents for guests who are eligible to travel (in accordance with COVID-19 Task Force Circular Letter Number 5 Year 2020):
  • Person working for the government or private institutions providing services related to COVID-19 mitigation, defense, security, social order, health, basic necessities, basic service support, or essential economic function
  1. A letter of assignment for civil servants, Indonesian National Armed Forces,  Indonesian National Police Corps signed by at least echelon 2 level officials.
  2. A Letter of assignment for employees of State/Regional-Owned Enterprises, Non-government institutions, and Business Institutions signed by the Directors/ Heads of Offices.
  3. Health certificate of either Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) showing negative result valid for 7 days or Rapid Test showing non-reactive result valid for 3 days on departure.
  4. Health certificate showing no flu-like symptoms issued by a medical doctor from a hospital or public health facility for areas without PCR test/ rapid test facilities.
  5. A letter of statement affixed with a stamp duty signed by local headman for those who do not represent government or private institutions.
  6. Self identification card (National ID Card, or other valid official IDs)
  7. Present itinerary (departure date, schedules while in the assignment area, and return date).
  • Patients who need emergency health services or people whose immediate family member (parents, husband/wife, child, sibling) is seriously ill or died
  1. Self identification card (National ID Card, or other valid official IDs);
  2. An official death certificate;
  3. Referral letter from the hospital for a patient or person with serious illness;
  4. Health certificate of either Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test showing negative result valid for 7 days or Rapid Test showing non-reactive result valid for 3 days on departure for family accompanying patient, person with serious illness, or the deceased; or
  5. Health certificate showing no flu-like symptoms issued by a medical doctor from a hospital or public health facility for areas without PCR test/ rapid test facilities.
  • Repatriation of Indonesian migrant workers, Indonesian citizens and students abroad, as well as the repatriation of people for special reasons by the government to their area of origin
  1. Self identification card (National ID Card, or other valid official IDs);
  2. Statement letter from the Indonesian Migrant Workers Protection Agency (BPPMI) or statement letter from Indonesian representative offices abroad for Indonesian migrant workers;
  3. Statement letter issued by University or School for students abroad;
  4. Health certificate of either Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test showing negative result valid for 7 days or Rapid Test showing non-reactive result valid for 3 days on departure;
  5. Abiding all regulations on repatriation procedure of Indonesian Migrant Workers, Indonesian citizens, and Indonesian students abroad, and repatriation of people for special reasons by the government to their area of origin.

FLIGHT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Your health and safety is always our top priority. To ensure that the highest standards of safety and hygiene are maintained at all times, here are some of the safety measures AirAsia is taking on the ground and in the air:

  • Wear a face mask at all times

All guests are required to bring and wear their own masks before, during and after the flight, including during check in and bag collection. Guests without a mask will be denied boarding. 

  • Temperature screening

Temperature screening will take place at different checkpoints, including boarding gates. Cabin crew will also go through temperature checks after every shift.

  • Social distancing

Social distancing will be observed with floor markers at queuing areas, including check-in counters & kiosks. And another safety precaution will be alternate check-in counters to ensure sufficient distance, and we are also working to have contactless check-in processes as well. 

  • Web or mobile check-in and early arrival at the airport

Web or mobile check-in to reduce surface and physical contact in check-in and boarding processes. In addition, please arrive early at the airport – preferably 5 hours before departure – to allow for enough time for all the necessary processes to take place. Check-in kiosks and manual check in counters are still available.

  • Cabin baggage policy

We also have a new cabin baggage policy to facilitate social distancing especially during embarkation and disembarkation. You are allowed to bring onboard only one piece of carry-on bag that does not exceed 40cm (Height) x 30cm (Width) x 10cm (Length), such as laptop bag and hand bag, not exceeding 7 kg for each guest. More details are available here.

Luggage with more than the permitted cabin baggage limits must be checked in. This will help minimise unwanted contact between you and another guest’s baggage and vice versa. AirAsia provides free baggage allowance for domestic flights up to 15kg per passenger.

  • Pre-book your hot meals online

Inflight hot meals are not available for purchase onboard. You can pre-book your meals by logging into My Bookings at least 24 hours before your flight departure time. Only limited items such as chips, nuts, chocolate, and canned or bottled water will be available for sale onboard.

  • Aircraft cleaning

All of our aircraft go through regular disinfection procedures, which have been ramped up and enhanced in light of what we’re facing right now.

The cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting products that we use to clean our aircraft are all approved by the Public Health Authority as well as the aircraft manufacturer, which is Airbus in our case. All of our aircraft use HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arresters) aircraft filtration system which filters 99.999% of dust particles and airborne contaminants such as viruses and bacteria.

See: Flying save with Airasia too in their website

NB: This requirements could change without further notice, please always cross check with the airlines before flight.

Reschedule / Refund Indonesia Airline Flight Ticketing because Pandemic Corona Virus (Covid-19)

1. Garuda Indonesia

Once you enter Garuda Indonesia website, you will see:

You can cancelled or reschedule your flight because of Corona if you have ticket from 24th January 2020 – 1st June 2020 which issued before 23rd April 2020.

For reschedule, Garuda give 1 times without charge for reschedule until 30th June 2021 (no blackout date). With additional fee if the new ticket has higher class than the previous.

For cancel and refund, Garuda will give you Travel Voucher and can be used for travelling before 30th June 2021. Additional fee will be charge if the new ticket price is higher than the voucher value.

For more information, you can contact Live Chat 24 Hours Garuda Indonesia, or call center: +622123519999 and 08041807807.

2. Airasia

For Airasia, you have to contact AVA or Twitter for Refund / Reschedule. AVA is a Virtual Assistant. Sometimes, we need to contact the real assistant (Allstar) to ask further information. And many people has problem to contact Allstar from AVA.

More Information about Covid-Airasia, click here. Here’s the step to contact allstar from AVA:

  • Open Airasia Website
  • Open AVA
  • Choose “Check Booking Status
  • Type: None (for booking number/PNR)
  • Enter your departure city (JOG / CGK / KUL / SIN)
  • Type your last name
  • Click: Talk to Allstar
  • Type your Full Name
  • Type your email address (Airasia BIG)
  • Type: None (for booking number/PNR)
  • Click: Connect to Allstar
  • Wait for a while for the customer support officer connect to you and then you can do the live chat

Don’t forget prepare what you want to ask / request.

Nowadays, Airasia only give Credit Account option for those who wants to cancel their flight. You will need to have Airasia Big Account, and the credit will refund in your Airasia BIG account which available for 1 years and you can use it to buy your next flight (all destinations).

3. Lion Group (Lion Air, Batik Air, Wings Air, Thai Lion, and Malindo)

For Lion Group, you can reschedule your flight (fare difference apply) and Travel Voucher if you want to cancel your Flight. And this can be process at Lion Air Office.

You can contact Lion Air for more information:

Lion Air, Batik Air and Wings Air — more information

Malindo Air — more information

Thai Lion — more information

4. Citilink

Please call Citilink Call Center for further information: 0804 1 080808 — more information

5. Sriwijaya / Nam Air

Passenger could reschedule their flight free waiver fee / cancellation fee but with Fare Difference Fee.

Passenger could reroute their flight with fare difference fee.

Passenger could cancel and refund their flight for flight above 4 hours before departure, with pinalty fee and will get e-voucher which valid for 6 months from issued.

For more information about Sriwijaya, click here.


For other Indonesia flight, please comment below if you want more information. I’m gladly try help you to looking for some information.

Another Culinary in Sumba # NTT – Indonesia

Our dinner in Sumba day 3. This restaurant quiet famous, because there’s so many people in there.

Pangandaran Beach D4 # West Java – Indonesia

There’s an International Kite Festival at Pangandaran, and today is the final battle. So before we go home, we watch it first. But unfortunately, untill 10 o’clock, the festival hadn’t started yet. Because we want to eat lunch at Sidareja which took 1 hour to 1.5 hours, so we cancelled our plan to watch the festival, and go home.

Then we go back home. See you in the next trip.. 🙂