Singapore: Jetstar Asia has welcomed the news that Indonesia has removed pre-departure COVID-19 testing for vaccinated travellers entering Indonesia, effective immediately.
Visitors to Indonesia no longer need to show a negative RT or PCR test result if they are free of any COVID-19 symptoms and have a normal body temperature. Travellers must still show their vaccination certificate and download the relevant tracing application.
Jetstar Asia anticipates this latest change will have a positive impact on demand for air travel and will look to increase services from Singapore to key Indonesian ports to meet the pent-up demand.
Jetstar Asia currently operates up to 23 services from Singapore to Jakarta, Denpasar and Surabaya, but will revise its schedule to operate up to 27 services in the coming weeks, including up to three daily services to Jakarta, daily services to Denpasar and up to five weekly services to Surabaya. These increases are subject to regulatory approval.
Statement attributed to Jetstar Asia CEO, Bara Pasupathi:
Before the pandemic and travel restrictions, Singaporeans rated as one of the top three nationalities visiting Indonesia every year.
With 92 percent of Singaporeans now fully vaccinated, this announcement is welcome news, as one of the final barriers for cross-border travel between Singapore and Indonesia js removed.
This latest move will help restore customer confidence and make international travel to these popular destinations easy and accessible once again.
Indonesia has always been an important destination in Jetstar Asia’s network, and we are excited to restore more flights, helping customers travel and connect with their families and friends more frequently.