Borobudur reopening trial with PeduliLindungi going well: official

Borobudur reopening trial with PeduliLindungi going well: official

Tourists visit Ratu Boko Temple in Prambanan, Sleman, Yogyakarta on July 3, 2021. (ANTARA FOTO/Hendra Nurdiyansyah/wsj/rst)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The authorities of PT Taman Wisata (TWC) Borobudur, Prambanan, and Ratu Boko Temples have said that the reopening trial of the Borobudur and Prambanan Temple tourism park using the PeduliLindungi application is going smoothly.

Prambanan unit general manager, Putro Lelono, said the implementation of the PeduliLindungi app in the area did not run into any serious obstacle.

"The network connection is good during the barcode scanning process. There are no network disturbances in the Prambanan area that hamper the tourist flow," Lelono said in a written statement received here on Tuesday.

However, some problems were reported in the area, he added. The first one involved tourists not carrying mobile phones, or running out of Internet data, or bringing children under 12 years old, he explained. Those aspects complicated the implementation of PeduliLindungi in the temple area, he said.

Meanwhile, acting General Manager of the Borobudur unit and Manohara, Jamaludin Mawardi, said that during the trial period, visitors will undergo several stages of inspection. When entering the gate, they will be screened by security officers for their vaccination status, he informed.

"In addition, children under the age of 12 are not allowed to enter the temple area because they have not been vaccinated," Mawardi added.

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One of the tourists, Aini, said that there were no significant problems when scanning the PeduliLindungi QR barcode in the Prambanan area.

"We have prepared for the application. The officers at Prambanan also help the process in a friendly manner. So, everything goes great," she added.

Another tourist, Dewi, appreciated the implementation of the health protocols in the temple area. The health protocols assure the comfort and safety of tourists, she said.

The officers conducted a very strict health protocol. They did a good job, she remarked.

The number of tourists who visited TWC Prambanan on September 19-20, 2021 stood at 643. Meanwhile, the number of visitors at TWC Borobudur was recorded at 1,268. Meanwhile, the maximum number of visitors in the areas has been capped at four thousand tourists per day.

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