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Ujung Kulon National Park reopens under strict protocols

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, August 12, 2020  /  03:14 pm
Ujung Kulon National Park reopens under strict protocols

Ujung Kulon National Park had been closed since March 18 to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Shutterstock/Yudho W)

Ujung Kulon National Park (TNUK) in Pandeglang regency in Banten province officially reopened to tourists on Monday.

TNUK head Anggodo told kompas.com that the move involved the implementation of strict health protocols as safety measures. 

Those seeking to visit the park are required to bring several documents, including negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results or non-reactive rapid test results that are still valid, a health certificate for those who want to do activities like diving and trekking and a written statement that they will act responsibly throughout the trip, which can be downloaded online

Additionally, visitors will be required to pay an insurance fee, wear a face mask or face shield, bring hand sanitizer or liquid soap, maintain physical distance and report to the nearest Ujung Kulon National Park management office.

The management will reportedly evaluate these protocols on a weekly basis to decide whether the park can stay open or should be temporarily shut down again.

Ujung Kulon National Park had been closed since March 18 to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The popular Komodo National Park in West Manggarai in East Nusa Tenggara is also scheduled to reopen to foreign and domestic tourists starting on Aug. 15. (wir/kes)

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