All personnel are also expected to educate the public about FMD prevention and handling.
Current ticket price will remain applicable for visitors coming to the famous tourist destinations during the remainder of 2022.
The Indonesian authorities previously decided to increase the price of entrance ticket to Komodo and Padar Islands from Rp 150,000 (US$10.5) to Rp 3.75 million.
700 Climbers Now Allowed to Climb Mount Rinjani Every Day After Reopening
TheIndonesia.id - The Gunung Rinjani National Park Office, or BTNGR, has confirmed that Mount Rinjani now fully opens to climbers, and up to 700 climbers can get to climb the mount on the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).
Head of BTNGR Dedy Asriady stated that from July 27, Mount Rinjani opened at full capacity, meaning that 700 individuals are now allowed to climb the mount.
“Previously, the number of climbers allowed was only 75 percent from quota, but from today, we allow 100 percent or 700 climbers every day,” Asriady said on Wednesday, July 27, as reported by Antara.
He added that there are six official hiking trails with different quota. Senaru and Torean hiking trails in North Lombok regency allow 150 and 100 climbers daily, respectively. Meanwhile, Aik Berik in Central Lombok regency allows a daily quota of 100.
Lastly, the remaining hiking trails are located within East Lombok regency, which are Sembalun (150 climbers daily), Timbanuh (100), and Tete Batu (100).
“As of now, there are six official hiking trails, and there has not been any addition. While the West Lombok local government has suggested that new hiking trail is to open, there has not been further technical discussion about the plan,” Asriady explained.
In addition to opening Mount Rinjani to full capacity, BTNGR also allows climbers to stay on the mount for four days and three nights.
Officers will check the body temperature of visitors at entry point, but they are no longer required to wear mask outdoor.
“We have implemented the revised standard operating procedure to climb Mount Rinjani, including issuing warning for climbers to bring back their litters,” Asriady concluded.