Hang Nadim Batam Prepares Rapid Test Equipment to Replace PCR

Hang Nadim Batam Prepares Rapid Test Equipment to Replace PCR

Hang Nadim Airport, Batam.

Batam, Batamnews - Preparing the opening of the door for foreign tourists to visit Riau Islands (Kepri) via Batam, the Airport Business Entity Management (BUBU) Hang Nadim Batam has tried to complete the lack of requirements needed at the airport.

Currently, Hang Nadim Batam has held a follow-up meeting to discuss the flow or special route that will be passed by foreign tourists when they arrive at Batam's Hang Nadim Airport.

"Currently we are preparing for the meeting, Sir. This time we are focusing on the route for the newly arrived foreign tourists," said General Manager Hang Nadim Batam, Bambang Soepriono, Monday (10/18/2021).

One of the points that will also be discussed is collaborating with one of the laboratories in Indonesia, in the provision of Molecule Rapid Test Equipment (TCM) as a substitute for PCR.

"This is also an important point, the answer for which we must finish today. And with the Batam Entrepreneurs Agency Hospital, we will help find the best laboratory," he said.

Bambang explained, later with this TCM tool, foreign tourists will only need an hour to re-check the PCR when they arrive at Hang Nadim Batam.

This is of course very different from the PCR test, which normally takes up to 8 hours to get the results.

One of the other things that require the TCM tool to be used at Hang Nadim Airport is the obligation that must exist on all international flights.

"So we must and must have this tool at the airport. In addition, we are also preparing what the flows are. And hopefully this afternoon we will know the results after the meeting with the KKP, TNI AU, Customs, and related institutions at the airport. Hang Nadim," said Bambang.

As is well known, with the opening of the travel bubble program in Riau Islands, especially for the Batam and Bintan areas, all forms of readiness, especially at airports and ports, which are the main accesses for the entry and exit of foreign tourists, must be carried out immediately.

Riau Islands' readiness to welcome foreign tourists decided by the Covid-19 Task Force, including Batam's Hang Nadim airport which was appointed to serve foreign tourists, and PMI, Batam's Nongsa seaport for foreign tourists and PMI, Batam Center port serving PMI and BBT Lagoi port serving foreign tourists.