TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy said the government has agreed to let local tourism sites remain open during the Eid al Fitr holidays, asserting that it must be done under strict health protocols.
“Such as limiting the capacity to 50 percent and implement and discipline strict health protocols,” wrote Muhadjir in a written statement on Tuesday, April 20. “The sanctions for those that do not impose an operational standard must be upheld.”
The government said that it allows ‘local tourism’ to remain open in an attempt to balance between the current economic condition with its Covid-19 mitigation efforts.
The minister hoped that this policy will allow the heart of the economy to continue ‘beating’ and that the public consumption could grow during the Eid al Fitr celebrations.
The Indonesian government has officially banned Eid homecoming, which is an annual tradition for most Indonesians to briefly return to their hometown during the Eid holidays. The ban will be effective from May 6 to May 17, 2021, as the government’s attempt to control the spread of Covid-19.