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..

Indonesia Train Transportation Policy during New Normal Covid-19 starting June 12, 2020

Besides Flight, the train in Indonesia also started to operated from 12th June 2020. But there’s some policy if you want to tranpsport by train in Indonesia. Here’s some policy from KAI (Kereta Api Indonesia), source: @kai121_ (Instagram):

Translations

Ticket purchase conditions:

  1. Ticket reservations can be reserved on D-7 before train departure for departures starting June 12, 2020.
  2. Ticket reservations are only reserved online through the KAI access application and other online channels.
  3. Ticket Sales offline service at the station is only for H-3 hours before train departure.

Train Travelling for people in the new normal adaptation period, for long-distance train passengers, the following terms and conditions are regulated as below:

  1. Present a PCR test certificate with negative results that are valid for 7 days or a certificate of rapid-test with non-reactive results that are valid for 3 days at the time of departure.
  2. Present a certificate of asymptomatic such as influenza (influenza-like illness) issued by doctors of hospitals / puskesmas for areas that do not have PCR test facilities and / or rapid tests.
  3. Passengers from / to the destination of Jakarta are required to have an exit and entry permit (SIKM) in the DKI Jakarta area, except for sectors that are excluded based on DKI Jakarta Governor Regulation no 47 year 2020.
  4. Passenger do not suffer from colds, colds, coughs and fevers.
  5. Must wear mask.
  6. Body temperature not more than 37.3 degrees celcius.
  7. Wear long-sleeves clothes or jacket.
  8. For local or commuter train passengers, only need to apply the provisions of points 4-7 above and must apply and comply with the health protocols established by the company.
  9. If during the boarding process is founded passengers who do not meet the above provisions, they are not permitted to travel on a train and tickets can be cancelled and get a full refund.
  10. The carrying capacity provided is regulated in stages starting at a maximum of 70% of the seating capacity.
  11. Passengers must follow and obey the instructions of the officer, either while at the station and on the train.

The list of Train that start operated from June 12, 2020 can be found here.