Jakarta added 6 stations to the first two Pasar Senen Station and Yogyakarta Station that started to serve Covid-19 checks through the GeNose C19 method. Thus there are 8 stations that provide these services.
“The addition of stations that serve the GeNose C19 inspection is a form of improving the services we provide to customers to fulfill train travel requirements,” said VP of Public Relations KAI Joni Martinus in an official statement, quoted on Monday (15/2).
The 6 additional stations that serve the GeNose C19 test in addition to Pasar Senen Station and Yogyakarta Station include Gambir Station, Solo Balapan Station, and Bandung Station. Furthermore, Cirebon Station, Semarang Tawang Station, and Surabaya Pasar Turi Station.
Joni said the test price at all stations is set the same, which is IDR 20 thousand per test. He said that since it was opened on February 3, 2021, until February 12, 2021, KAI has served 21,530 GeNose C19 participants at the station. He said that since it was opened on February 3, 2021, until February 12, 2021, KAI has served 21,530 GeNose C19 participants at the station.
“The number of stations serving GeNose C19 inspection will continue to be added gradually,” he added.
The GeNose C19 examination is the result of the BUMN synergy between KAI, PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (Persero) through its subsidiary Rajawali Nusindo, and Gadjah Mada University (UGM).
To get a GeNose C19c check, passengers must have a long-distance train ticket or booking code that has been paid off.
Furthermore, for 30 minutes before carrying out the inspection, prospective passengers are prohibited from smoking, eating, and drinking (except water) to increase the accuracy of the GeNose C19 examination results.
Meanwhile, during implementation, prospective passengers are asked to blow their bags full and follow directions from the officers or instructions at the inspection location.
“KAI will ensure that those who can take the train are customers who are in good health and meet the requirements according to government regulations,” he said.
According to the Ministry of Transportation’s SE No 20/2021, long-distance train customers are required to show a negative GeNose C19 certificate, antigen rapid test, or RT-PCR, the samples of which are taken within a maximum period of 3×24 hours before departure time.
Especially for departures during long holidays or religious holidays, the sample is taken within a maximum period of 1×24 hours before departure time.