After being closed for approximately three months, State owned PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur Prambanan & Ratu Boko will re-open the tourist attraction it manages on June 8, 2020.

Director of TWC Borobudur Prambanan & Ratu Boko, Edy Setijono said that the re-opening of Borobudur noted the appeal from the central government, particularly from the Ministry of State Owned Enterprises and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf).

The “new normal” protocol that will be implemented at Borobudur includes: mandatory use of masks by officers and tourists, checking tourists’ body temperature and monitoring social distances between visitors said Setijono.

Setijono also noted the placement of clinics and medical personnel on site, hand washing stations every 100 meters and a COVID-19 prevention advice board.

“To reduce the interaction between officers and tourists, TWC will apply cashless payment systems at some ticket windows” said Edy,

In addition to tourists, the new normal protocol shall also be implemented in the merchant environment around Borobudur, with an appeal to maintain cleanliness so that tourists’ comfort are met.

He said the protocol was also in accordance with the direction of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, that will implement the CHS (cleanliness, health, and safety) program at all tourism destinations.

“This program is important, because the pandemic has changed human behavior. The community is much more concerned with factors of cleanliness, health and safety, when taking part in tour activities,” he said.

“With the implementation of the new normal protocol, it is expected that managers of tourist attractions can build tourist confidence, so that the tourism sector can rise slowly again,” he continued.

As of Tuesday (19/5) in Central Java 1,165 confirmed cases of the coronavirus have been recorded, with a total of 252 cases recovered, and 70 deaths.

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