"We have conducted a trial to reopen tourist attraction by complying health protocols," Head of Tourism, Youth and Sports Office, in Limapuluh Kota Sarilamak, Nengsih said Tuesday.
For now, Tourist attractions that recommended to open are the Harau Valley. Meanwhile for the Batang Tabik baths, it has not been recommended to be opened and visited.
She said from the trials conducted there are still tourists who have not complied health protocols such as not wearing masks.
"But when checking at the entrance gate, tourists are prohibited to enter the place and are asked to go home or look for a mask first," she said.
Not only wearing masks, at the entrance gate also has prepared disinfectants and temperature gauges and for tourists whose body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius may not enter.
She mentioned that his party had conducted socialization related to health protocols to the owners of lodging and shops in tourist attractions.
Innkeepers and shops must complete all needs in carrying out health protocols, such as a place to wash hands and soap.
Currently, she will conduct tourism promotions through travel agents. she also has prepared all the needs to promote tourism such as photo.
"I am optimistic that tourism in Limapuluh Kota can rise and be able to run as before," she said.
The Regent of Limapuluh Kota, Irfendi Arbi, said that in the new normal era all sectors of the economy had to run and should pay attention to health protocols.
"Start from SMEs, tourist attractions and markets must go on and still have to pay attention to all health protocols. We can, we have to get up," she said. (*)