News Office (The Jakarta Post)
Sat July 4, 2020
As the pandemic continues to deter people from leaving the safety of their homes, tourist attractions in Labuan Bajo and other areas outside of Komodo National Park in the West Manggarai Regency in East Nusa Tenggara will offer free entry until ‘to July 31.
In addition, the administration set up an online registration system on Monday for tourists wishing to visit the “premium” national park, which can be accessed. here.
In a statement, Shana Fatina, president of the Flores Labuan Bajo Tourism Agency (BOPLBF), said the system aims to limit the number of visitors to ensure the preservation of the park, which is also in line with health protocols. “new norms” on physical distancing. .
In addition to completing the registration form, travelers will need to prepare several documents, such as an electronic health alert card (e-HAC), proof of insurance, and an identity card or document. They must also submit their itinerary for their trip to Labuan Bajo. If approved, the agency will send a validity notification by email.
“All printed travel documents, including proof of online booking, must be presented upon arrival at Komodo airport,” Shana said, quoted by tempo.co.
According to Shana, discussions on the annual membership plan for visitors to Komodo National Park, which under the current proposal would cost $ 1,000 per person, were still ongoing between the administration and the Ministry of the Environment. and Forests.
Labuan Bajo serves as a gateway for tourists seeking to marvel at the famous Komodo dragons. The fishing town is also home to nearby diving and snorkeling spots, flying foxes, hiking spots, waterfalls, and serene beaches. (kes)