"The capitalized words 'I DO CARE' in the campaign title reflects Indonesia’s great concern for maintaining the safety, health, hygiene, and comfort of those associated with travel and tourism businesses," the ministry noted in a statement received here on Friday.
The InDOnesiaCARE initiative will prioritize the comfort of tourists through the implementation of CHSE-based protocols that focus on cleanliness, health, safety, and the environment across the country's tourist destinations as well as key tourism spots.
Some popular destinations, including Bali, Yogyakarta, Bogor, and Bintan, have stayed committed to applying strict health measures as a part of the CHSE-based protocols, the ministry noted, adding that airports, harbors, and land borders also comply with them.
Indonesian airports' "air-conditioning and ventilation systems are well-maintained to reduce the spread of the virus, and all personnel should wear personal protective equipment, while the entire airport building is regularly sanitized and cleaned using UV sterilizers and disinfectants."
Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has been managed, with checkpoints set up to verify the passengers' COVID-19 test certificates, while rapid test booths are also provided.
Tourist facilities, such as hotels and restaurants, are also mandated to follow the new normal health and safety protocols to create a secure and comfortable tourism ecosystem.
"While prioritizing the security and comfort of tourists, who might experience any health emergencies while traveling, the government also strives to offer several health facilities and medical stations that are accessible from tourist destinations," the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy noted.
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