The Gili Islands reopening on June 20 with the government’s ‘New Normal’ plan and will be the first destination to open in Lombok. According Lalu Mohammad Faozal the head of the Lombok Tourism Office the Three Gili Island tourist destinations in North Lombok will be a pilot project and he hopes it wil become an example for other tourist destinations in Indonesia, The officially opening is planned for June 20 2020 and the preparations will start already from June 11 th 2020.
Several scenarios have been prepared to launce the ‘new normal’ with a joint team of provincial and district offices and related parties. The provincial government has decided with the North Lombok Government that only tourist can come to the three Gili’s who are able to show a Covid-19 health certificate and recent rapid test results and they must apply the health restrictions and ware masks
The application of strict health protocols must also be controlled by all hotels, restaurants and and all other tourism businesses.The Chairman of the Gili Hotels Association Lalu Kusnawan highlighted that the three Gili’s cannot be opened immediately and needs a intensive preparation.
Kusnawan divided the preparation into three stages, the first stage will be the maintenance what starts first with cleaning first and some property’s needs to be repaired .
on Second stage the entrepreneurs need to educated t ot he COVID-19 protocols, especially the local residents Covid-19 and everyone who comes in and out of the three Gili’s must be able to present ahealth certificate.The number of tourists will be limited, but it will be more exclusive to visit the Gilis and foreign tourists can only return from August 2020.
Fast boats with direct routes between Bali, Lombok, Lembongan/Pendia and the Gili Islands are not operating at the moment.until July 2020.
The Gili Islands reopening
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