Yogyakarta government promotes opening of tourist sites to allow proper surveillance

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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X on Wednesday suggested that the central government open up all tourist destinations as part of the enactment of a public mobility restriction (PPKM), which he says can prevent unattended tourists from traveling. enter sites that are still legally closed.

“The current situation sees many reckless tourists entering Yogyakarta who are not monitored because the operators of tourist sites are not there to guard the destinations which are still in fact closed,” the governor said on September 29.

He said that a trial period for such a scenario is currently being tested at seven tourist destinations in Yogyakarta, but reports keep coming in suggesting that visitors will enter sites that are not yet officially open.

“Tourist buses would arrive in the middle of the night, at dawn, when people were sleeping. Which makes this situation difficult to monitor, ”he said.

Sri Sultan thinks that a total openness tourism the sites will be more effective in imposing more stringent health protocols because this would make the tourism directorate present on the site and able to monitor the mobility of visitors. The Covid-19 could potentially spread further if tourists continue to arrive without proper monitoring.

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PRIBADI WICAKSONO (CONTRIBUTOR)

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