W Java to limit visitors at tourist attractions during holidays

W Java to limit visitors at tourist attractions during holidays

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil. (ANTARA/HO-PR of W Java Government)

Bandung (ANTARA) - West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has said that entry to the province's tourist attractions will be tightened during the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays, with visitor capacity capped at 75 percent.

"One of the conditions is requiring visitors to scan the QR code using the PeduliLindungi application. Therefore, the visitor capacity is limited to only 75 percent maximal," he informed in a written statement released on Wednesday.

Christmas and New Year celebrations would affect several tourist attractions in West Java, he said. The provincial government will therefore conduct strict screening of visitors using the PeduliLindungi application to anticipate mass gatherings, he added.

The use of PeduliLindungi, he said, will continue to be disseminated to operators of tourist attractions so that the application can be used widely, as some tourist attractions have been found not using PeduliLindungi properly.

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For that reason, he affirmed that his administration, along with the West Java Culture and Tourism Office and the Regional Leadership Communication Forum (Forkopimda), is currently preparing a mechanism to disseminate information to the operators of tourist attractions regarding the utilization of PeduliLindungi.

"We have prepared a dissemination mechanism and will impose other sanctions if it is found that the screening process for visitors with the PeduliLindungi application does not run properly," he stressed.

The regional police of West Java will also work with 27 cities and district governments to secure tourist attractions and ensure the implementation of health protocols, he informed.

The task forces in districts and cities are expected to strictly monitor and ensure all tourist attractions are using the PeduliLindungi application, he said. Regional governments have been asked to take firm action against tourist attractions that are not using the application, he added.

Earlier, the Indonesian government announced that it will not implement Level 3 public activity restrictions (PPKM) in all regions during the holiday period from December 24, 2021, to January 2, 2022. Under the new policy, PPKM implementation will follow the conditions in each region instead.
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