The Jakarta Post
Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)
Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park, two popular tourist destinations in East Nusa Tenggara, have welcomed foreign and domestic visitors under strict health protocols since the second phase of their reopening on Aug. 15.
Those who are interested in exploring the two spots are required to follow the steps listed below to ensure safety and comfort during their visit.
Prior to visiting Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park, visitors are required to register online by submitting name, identity card or passport number, medical certificate and insurance company. They also have to specify which sites they would like to visit along with modes of transportation.
Visitors to Komodo National Park must travel using specific travel operators that are listed on the website.
Aside from online registration, travelers must bring essential documents to be allowed entrance to Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park. The documents are a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or rapid test result and identity cards.
During their visit, visitors have to wear face masks, practice physical-distancing measures, bring hand sanitizer and wash hands regularly.
According to kompas.com, the following locations have reopened in the second phase Loh Buaya resort, Loh Liang resort and Padar Selatan resort as mainland sites; and Batu Bolong, Karang Makassar, Mauwan and Siaba Besar as marine tourism sites.
Each mainland site has limited the number of daily visitors. For instance, Loh Buaya resort is open for 75 people, Loh Liang resort can only accommodate 250 people and Padar Selatan resort will only allow 60 visitors per day.
The marine tourism sites have also limited the number of boats to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Batu Bolong is only open for eight boats, Karang Makassar for 32 boats and Mauwan and Siaba Besar allow 20 boats per day. (wir/wng)
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