Indonesia scraps rapid test as travel requirement in favor of thermal scanning

Indonesia scraps rapid test as travel requirement in favor of thermal scanning

Indonesia scraps rapid test as travel requirement in favor of thermal scanning


The Health Ministry has fought rapid tests because of traveling necessity in Indonesia, it's been reported, together with sustainable scanners set to play a much more significant role in screening for COVID-19 in the nation's ports of entry.

The ministry issued a decree scrapping the contentious rapid test requirement after a recent announcement in the Indonesian office of the WHO warning the evaluation's low precision level could offer a false sense of safety for travellers.According to Bisnis, the decree says that both domestic and international travelers need to undergo thermal screening and possibly further health assessments if necessary on arrival and departure at a port of entry.  

Anyone demonstrating symptoms of pneumonia or fever will be subject to additional medical investigation and quarantine if they test positive for coronavirus disease. Ahead rapid testing for a journey requirement, that was enforced for domestic travel in the last couple of weeks, is no longer recorded in the updated policy.For example, it is known that Bali's regional law requiring quick tests for traveling into the state remains in effect regardless of the Health Ministry's decree.  

Therefore, it remains to be seen just how much time it would require the ministry's updated coverage to completely develop into effect nationally.Health experts have warned that bogus negative outcomes from accelerated evaluations pose a threat to travelers.  While national travel is permitted in Indonesia, health experts have claimed that the safest choice at the moment would be to hold off on travel and avoid crowded areas such as airports.

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