The GeNose COVID-19 detector will fulfil the test for all travellers to visit Bali starting in April. Such a single test currently costs about US$2.08 compared to around US$17.32 for an antigen rapid test or US$62.35 for a PCR test.
The new kind of test is cheaper and faster, breath analyzer GeNose was developed by Yogyakarta’s Gadjah Mada University. In fact, the Health Ministry approved it for distribution last December. Now, with the help of artificial intelligence, the gadget is able to detect possible COVID-19 infection through human breath.
The breath analyzer will check all travellers visiting Bali starting on April 1st, the Indonesian government said. The tourists have the option to take a GeNose COVID-19 test at the airport, harbour, or terminals before their departure, a negative result from which is needed to continue their journey.
Additionally, all visitors are still required to fill in the Health Alert Card, while children below 5 years of age are not required to present any test results upon arrival to Indonesia, Coconuts reports.