COVID-19: Indonesia loosens ban on air travel hinh anh 1Quick COVID-19 testing in Jakarta, Indonesia (Photo:Xinhua/VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) – The Indonesian Ministry of Transport on May 8 announced its decision to resume air services, but at a limited level, after two weeks the country banned air and sea travel to curb the further spread of the COVID-19.

According to the ministry’s spokesperson Adita Irawati, those who are working in the fields of security, defense and health service, or having urgent health reasons will be allowed to travel by air if they have a health certificate confirming negative for the novel corona virus SARS-CoV-2.

The day earlier, Garuda Indonesia Airlines resumed domestic flights, while other airlines such as Lion Air, Wings Air and Batik Air, planed to resume domestic flights from May 10.

Indonesia has so far recorded more than 13,000 COVID-19 cases./.