Thousand Islands tourism reopens, 25 percent capacity restriction
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Tourism in the Regency of the Thousand Islands of Jakarta (Kepulauan Seribu) officially reopens after the capital imposed a level 2 more lenient public activity restriction. This was confirmed by the regional leadership coordination forum (Forkopimda).
The more flexible restriction now allows children 12 and under to enter tourist sites in the Thousand Islands region, but must be supervised by an adult who has been vaccinated with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Children were prohibited from entering public tourist sites in the previous level 3 PPKM.
However, the capacity of visitors to the island is limited to 25% of its total capacity based on the latest Governor’s Decree No. 1245/2021 on the level 2 PPKM.
Tourists visiting the island are also required to use the PeduliLindungi tracking app and must display the “green code” before boarding boats to the island. Those who display code black after scanning the app – meaning a person is positive for Covid-19 – should follow health instructions from local health authorities.
“PeduliLindungi scan results which show black color is banned from starting,” the Junaedi Thousand Islands regent said on October 21, as reported Antaranews.
Another color code prohibited from boarding a boat bound for the island is “code red”, which implies that the person has not been vaccinated. However, people who are not vaccinated due to comorbid restrictions are allowed to present an official health advisory from a physician.