June 8, 2020, 03.44 PM

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is nonetheless looking to restart the tourism industry by introducing its Cleanliness, Health, and Safety program that will apply for businesses, workers, guests, and tourists.

Adherence is integral to the success of maintaining these standards in the new normal thus the Ministry will first socialize the guidelines then conduct a trial run of the protocols before related businesses can reopen.

Airing on the side of caution, the Ministry of Tourism has additionally opted on information dissemination initiatives turning to video tutorials, motion graphics, and books to introduce the new guidelines.

There is plenty of anticipation for Indonesia to fully enter the new normal, however, the tourism industry is one area that has been asked to not rush in its reopening by President Joko Widodo.

What international experience in Europe and East Asia can teach Indonesia is that opening borders too soon and having weak public support for maintaining health and safety standards can reignite new COVID-19 hotspots.

Strict monitoring, evaluation, and discipline are deciding factors in the new normal according to the Ministry of Tourism.

As such, change can be expected in Indonesia’s tourism reboot story that would spell out an enhanced way of visiting ‘Wonderful Indonesia.’ (Author: Anggara Wikan Prasetya | Editor: Mikhael Gewati)

Source: https://kilaskementerian.kompas.com/kemenparekraf/read/2020/06/02/211827127/6-usaha-parekraf-ini-jadi-prioritas-uji-coba-protokol-new-normal

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