To provide convenience to customers, while still meeting the health protocols and passenger requirements set by the Government, PT KAI is working with PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI) to provide the rapid test at several stations.
There are 12 stations that provide rapid test including Gambir Station, Pasar Senen, Bandung, Cirebon, Purwokerto, Semarang Tawang, Solo Balapan, Yogyakarta, Madiun, Surabaya Gubeng, Surabaya Pasarturi, and Malang.
As known, showing a non-reactive rapid test is one of the conditions that people must meet if they want to travel using public transportation including trains. Here are the facts you need to know about rapid test service at KAI stations.
1. Terms and Cost
The rapid test facility at KAI station began on 27 July, but at that time it was only available at Pasar Senen Station in Jakarta. Then on 30 July, it began to open at 11 other KAI stations.
Reporting Kompas.com, the Public Relations Manager of PT KAI Drop 6, Eko Budiyanto said that the rapid test service is intended for prospective long-distance train passengers. "For prospective long-distance passengers, for example, Solo-Jakarta route, or Jogja-Surabaya route, and others," Eko said to Kompas.com, on Saturday (1/8).
If prospective passengers want to do a rapid test at KAI station, they only need to show a ticket for the long-distance trains and not be late in arriving. For this rapid test service, prospective passengers are only charged Rp 85,000. Meanwhile, service hours are opened from 07.00 to 19.00 WIB.
Although prospective passengers are allowed to do a rapid test a few days before departure, VP Public Relations of PT KAI Joni Martinus suggested that prospective passengers do a rapid test a day before departure. Apart from providing rapid test service, PT KAI also providing free face shields for prospective long-distance train passengers.
2. Validity Period
PT KAI's rapid test service has a rapid test period of up to 14 days. This is in line with government regulation where rapid test result is valid for 14 days. The result can be used for other trips using the train more than once while it is still valid.
3. If the Result is Reactive
So what if the result is reactive? PT KAI will return 100 percent of the ticket for prospective passengers if the rapid test result is reactive. People can refund their tickets at the counter. Later, people who are reactive will be advised to do a swab or PCR test at a public health center or hospital.
"If anyone is reactive, of course, our partner PT RNI will give direction and appeal, for example by appealing to those concerned to continue the swab test to the public health center or hospital," added Joni quoted from Kompas.com.