TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) announced that the Eka Karya Botanical Garden in Bali would welcome tourists beginning today, July 22. The reopening will be under the predetermined health protocols to prevent the novel coronavirus transmission.
The park management head, Didit Okta Pribadi, said it would be a momentum for the botanical garden to provide educational tourism again with better service standards in accordance with the health measures.
“This opening refers to the Decree of the LIPI Head No. 155/F/2020 concerning the reopening of LIPI’s botanical gardens and a number of procedures in the area,” Didit said in a written statement, Tuesday, July 21.
Visitors will be mandated to wear a face mask and keep their distance from each other. “We have provided handwashing facilities with touchless sanitizers at several points in the area,” Didit added. “Yet we recommend visitors to bring their own hand sanitizers.”
The park officers will also routinely spray disinfectant to the public facilities, such as toilets, park benches, and tourist vehicles. For the tickets, people are asked to buy it online via www.kebunraya.id. At present, the number of visitors is limited to 1,500 people at a time.
The Eka Karya Botanical Garden is also equipped with information on the health measures and the visit rules at several strategic points. In addition, the officers will disseminate the policies to tourists from time to time.