Tourists who want to visit Komodo National Park area in West Manggarai East Nusa Tenggara need to provide the required documents for the New Normal period. "These documents are to be performed to the Komodo National Park staff during the entry point screening check at Labuan Bajo Harbor," according to the head of komodo National Park, Lukita Awang Niszyantara.
Visitors must follow the Covid-19 health protocol proscedures by providing the following documents:
- A Polymerase Chain Reaction test (PCR) based Free Covid-19 letter which is still valid up to three days before expiration date.
- A valid Rapid Test (non-reactive) result letter for domestic tourist from East Nusa Tenggara
Awang explains that for tourists who do not have the above mentioned documents and or have body temperature above 37,3 celcius degree are prohibited to enter the Komodo National Park area.
Other requirements include wearing a face mask, practicing hand hygiene by washing hands using soap or disinfectant liquid as often as possible before and after using public facilities, transportation vehicles or activities.
They are also required to bring their own (environment friendly) hand sanitizer, drink bottle or tumble, being considerate while coughing or sneezing, and obedient to the entry time applied in Komodo National Park.
Visitors also must have life insurance especially travel insurance, provide a responsibility statement letter with Rp. 6000 stamp regarding visitors safety and comfort. They also have to keep individual distance of at least one meter during interaction, not using or borrowing prifate items from other visitors.
"Both foreign and domestic visitors need to follow all health protocols issued by the Health Ministry, local goverment, and Profesional Diving Association. We are still waiting for central circulars from the Forest and Environmental Ministry as well as Ministry of Tourism to make sure of the required protocols in the conservation area." Awang explains.