Singapore Airlines plan to reopen international flight routes from Singapore to Bali starting Tuesday (4/5/2021) has been postponed until an undetermined time limit.
The delay occurred after the Covid-19 Task Force, DGCA, Ministry of Health, CIQ issued regulations for Foreign Travel Actors (PPLN) in accordance with the Letter of the Director-General of P2P of the Ministry of Health Number SR.03.04 / II / 1084/2021 April 28, 2021, and the results of the coordination of the Otban Office IV that the Entry Points for Foreign Travel Actors are only allowed for 4 international airports, namely CGK (Cengkareng), KNO (Kualanamo), SUB (Juanda), and MDC (Menado).
Except for international flights, cargo is still allowed outside the 4 airports according to the regulations.
The considerations for this decision were the significant increase in cases of Covid-19 exposure in several countries (India, Pakistan, the Philippines) and the potential for the Covid-19 Task Force in Handling PMIs entering their respective regions.
“Due to the new regulations issued in Indonesia, Singapore Airline will not restart Singapore and Denpasar services on May 4, 2021, until further notice,” said Singapore Airline Public Relations Manager, Glory Henriette to Tribun Bali, Monday (3/5/2021 ).
“Singapore Airline will contact all customers affected by the suspension of international flights in Denpasar to offer necessary assistance. We apologize to the customer for the inconvenience caused,” said Glory Henriette.
Acting Head of Region IV Airport Authority, Noviansyah, admitted that he had received this information.
He said the decision was taken by the central agency, the Directorate General of Air in coordination with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General of Immigration, and the central Covid-19 Task Force.
Stakeholder Relations Manager of PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) Branch Office of Bali International Airport I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Taufan Yudhistira said that his party would hold a meeting to discuss this matter.
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