After the Governor of Bali gave a trial for the opening of natural, cultural, artificial, spiritual, tourist attractions and tourism villages with a maximum visitor capacity of 50 percent, Tanah Lot tourist attraction immediately welcomed its visitors. The tourist attraction with a blend of nature and culture as well as sunset panoramas as the main attraction has started operating since Wednesday (Sep 8). “After getting permission from the local government to open, we immediately opened it to receive tourist visits, of course with the implementation of strict health protocol,” said Public Relations Officer, Jero Niti, on Tuesday (Sep 10).
The tourist attraction located at Beraban Village, Kediri sub-district, Tabanan, is not without preparation in welcoming its customers. During the implementation of Public Activity Restrictions (PPKM) followed by the closure of tourist destinations, the operator has made various preparations. It started from equipping facilities in carrying out the new era of life and implementing health care programs, arranging parks and maintaining cleanliness in the object area. “We have been preparing for a long time. Health care facilities are well maintained and the PeduliLindungi application is used for initial screening,” she explained.
During this opening, namely on September 9-30, 2021, all the staff and employees work for only 14 working days, after which progress will be evaluated next month. At that time, visitors began to move to Tanah Lot tourist attraction. For the first day, Wednesday (Sep 8) there were a total of 189 visitors who enjoyed the atmosphere of Tanah Lot. On the second day, on September 9, the number of visits increased from the previous day reaching 241 visitors. “For the third visit, on Friday (Sep 10), it has not been determined because the visit is still ongoing. We start to open at 06:00 until 19:00 Local Time,” said Jero gratefully.
Interestingly, tourists who visited the Tanah Lot object area are ready with their own medical equipment, such as wearing masks correctly, bringing their own hand sanitizer and always keeping their distance while in the object area. “We remain optimistic that tourist visits will increase in line with the incessant Covid-free corridor program and the opening of the green zone accompanied by the implementation of tourism worker vaccinations,” she said.
Tanah Lot has indeed prepared itself to welcome tourists. Apart from equipping strategic points with various health care facilities such as hand washing stations and hand sanitizers, she also routinely sprays the areas with disinfectants. “We have obtained a Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) certificate from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, and have followed the vaccination process for tourism workers and stakeholders in the Tanah Lot tourist attraction area,” concluded this friendly woman. (BTN/015)