Bali airport ready for G20 Summit

Bali airport ready for G20 Summit

PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I), the operator of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali, said the airport is ready to support the G20 Summit in Bali, which is scheduled to be held in October 2022.

“I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, as Bali’s main air gateway for all delegates, is ready to support the 2022 G20 Summit,” president director of Angkasa Pura I, Faik Fahmi, said in a statement received here on Friday.

He said AP I has prepared special routes at the international and domestic terminals for delegates arriving and departing from the airport.

AP I has also prepared VIP building facilities for VIP I delegates, namely President Joko Widodo, heads of state, and heads of the governments of countries participating in the summit, as well as for VIP II delegates, comprising ministerial-level state officials from participating countries.

“In the VIP building, we have prepared a health mechanism, and immigration and customs checks. We have also allocated a parking stand for a special parking lot for state aircraft that will be boarded by the VIP delegation,” Fahmi informed.

Besides the entry point for the VIP building, AP I has prepared three other entry points at the international, domestic, and General Aviation terminals, he said.

To support the smooth flow of arriving delegations, a special personal helper will also be provided to them, he added.

Considering that the world is currently dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, AP I will continue to implement strict health protocols while handling the arrivals and departures of the G20 delegates, Fahmi said.

Delegates arriving at the international terminal will cross a special thermal scanner that will detect their body temperature, he informed.

They will also undergo a number of health examinations, which will be carried out by the Port Health Office (KKP). The KKP will scrutinize their health documents to check if they meet the flight requirements, the results of RT-PCR tests, as well as conduct further health checks, if needed, Fahmi said.

“Delegates who are declared healthy will enter the immigration, baggage claim, customs, and holding areas before heading to the pick-up area,” he informed.

Meanwhile, delegates arriving at the domestic terminal will also undergo a health check and a thermal scan, he said. Their health documents will be checked by the KKP, he added.

“AP I, together with the relevant stakeholders, is trying to ensure the delegation’s health check system to be easier, including the digitization of integrated health documents,” Fahmi said.

AP I, especially I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, has had a lot of experience supporting world-class events, including the APEC Summit in 2013 and the IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting in 2018, he noted. (ANT)

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