Reader detik.com Dominant does not agree that boarding a plane is required to do a PCR test. They did not agree because they objected to the costs involved.
To note, this mandatory PCR rule is contained in Circular Letter Number 88 of 2021 concerning Guidelines for the Implementation of Domestic Travel by Air Transportation during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The poll, which was opened yesterday at 12.00 WIB, received a response from 170 readers. The comparison between readers who agree and disagree is quite far.
The number of readers who disagreed until the poll closed at 12.00 WIB Wednesday (27/10/2021) was 134 people. Meanwhile, only 36 people agreed.
Those who disagree, dominantly object to the costs that must be incurred, namely plane tickets and PCR which tend to be considered expensive. Dominan also highlighted the large number of people who have been vaccinated.
“Before the vaccine was not only antigen, how come now it’s been vaccinated twice instead of PCR. It’s just what it is, it’s expensive, it’s complicated,” said the reader with the account name H**d*** *ay*.
Other readers also mentioned that aircraft are equipped with HEPA filters to filter out bad air. The health protocol rules on the plane are also considered to be quite strict. So, indeed PCR is considered a cost, because not everyone can afford it.
“Sufficient conditions, 2 vaccines, and antigens. Because every airline / plane is equipped with a HEPA filter, which filters bad air such as viruses, every airplane passenger is required to wear 2 layers of masks + it is forbidden to talk while on the trip,” say h**d** r
“I think this is far more than enough, rather than adding PCR which is burdensome to the cost. Keep in mind, not everyone who gets on the plane is rich or has money,” he added.
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