Indonesia adopts travel bubble scheme for November G20 summit


JAKARTA — Indonesia will adopt the travel bubble scheme in hosting G20 summit to keep the delegates and personnel safe from COVID-19.

The scheme would serve as a guideline for every activity during the two-day summit in Bali ending Nov 16, its health ministry’s spokesperson Dr Siti Nadia Tarmizi said in a statement.

She said the first travel bubble is for G20 country delegates including their main entourages, while the second travel bubble is for general G20 participants and journalists.

The third travel bubble prepared for the summit’s organisers and field officers, and lastly for all the operational and supporting staff involved in the summit’s affairs.

Vaccination mandates, regular health checks and screenings will also be part of the measures. Prior to their arrival, all participants must be double-vaccinated and should able to show their vaccine certificates.

They must provide negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results taken a maximum of three days before their departure and undergo a daily antigen test or a once-every-three-day PCR test.