Today, the long anticipated news was announced (via their Instagram account @tnbromotenggersemeru) that one of the renowned tourist destinations of East Java, the Mount Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, that this natural tourism destination will re-open to the public on Friday, August 28.
Before fully re-opening this tourist destination, the Mount Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park Center (TNBTS) together with the 4 district governments of Lumajang, Malang, Pasuruan, and Purbolinggo held a coordination meeting on July 1 and July 16 (2020) with encouraging results, namely opening various tourist destinations in the national park step by step.
Along with the gradual opening of this destination, there are many relevant health protocols that will be implemented. Admission tickets shall only be sold online at bookingbromo.bromotenggersemeru.org and age requirements for visitors apply – visitors must be at least 14 years old and up to 60 years old.
In addition, various general regulations shall also be implemented, such as using face masks and gloves, maintaining proper protocols when coughing or sneezing, namely covering your face using a tissue or elbow, prohibiting people from spitting carelessly, checking body temperature 2 times within an 5 minute interval, bringing hand sanitizers or liquid soap and maintaining physical distances from other people
An equally important requirement is to bring and use a variety of personal equipment such as for eating, drinking and religious activities. The most important thing is that travelers must be in good health to visit Mt Bromo by providing a health certificate from a doctor confirming no signs of acute respiratory infections.
Also of note is the capacity of specific tourist destinations. Bukit Cinta Site has a limit of 28 people/day, Pananjakan Site – 178 people/day, Bukit Kedaluh Site – 86 people/day, Savana Teletubbies Site – 347 people/day and Mentigen Site – 100 people/day. Based on the recommendation of the Center for Volcanology, Mitigation and Geological Disasters (PVMBG) PGA Cemoro Lawang, tourists are prohibited from visiting the actual Mt Bromo crater; the safe radius limit is 1 km from the crater.
If you plan on visiting the park, be sure to keep the various facilities clean, including parking lots, prayer rooms and toilets. One recommended practice is to bring your personal trash/ garbage back down the mountain. In order to ensure tourists adhere to the various SOP’s that have been set, sanctions shall be imposed for violators ranging from coaching to adding violators to tourism blacklists.