The Indonesian citizens returned home via a Garuda chartered flight departing at 7:30 p.m. from Manila which landed at 10:25 p.m. at Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Java. The Indonesia Embassy team accompanied the crew members to the airport. All crew had taken the COVID PCR, coming out negative.
The repatriation of Indonesian citizens is the result of coordination between the Costa Crociere SpA and the Indonesian Embassy in Manila and fully funded by the cruise company.
The process is also a continuation of the return of around 1,540 Indonesian citizens from different cruise ships in Manila since June 6 as a manifestation of the efforts of the government to provide maximum protection for Indonesians abroad.