June 27, 2020, 04.17 PM

KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy plans to open the country’s nature attractions due to the low Covid-19 risk such destinations pose.

Tourism Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio made the statement on June 22.

He expressed that numerous tourism industry players in Indonesia are anticipating the reopening of tourist destinations.

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Due to Indonesia’s months-long large-scale social restrictions, many tourist destinations and attractions were forced to shut down.

Wishnutama emphasized that the plan on opening nature attractions must follow the enforcement of strict health protocols.

Indonesia’s tourism ministry has drafted and proposed a health protocol that will apply for the tourism and creative economy sectors.

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It was approved earlier this week. The health protocol is stipulated in the Decision of the Ministry of Health Number HK.01.07/Menkes/382/2020 about Health Protocols for Society and Public Facilities for the Prevention and Control of Covid-19.

Indonesia’s tourism minister hopes that the health protocols would serve as a guide as participants in the nation’s tourism industry restart operations.

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