The Indonesian Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno has announced that he will launch a tracing app called ‘Telusur’ to supervise the movement of tourists while visiting the island.
As one of the efforts from the government to increase the quality of the tourism in Bali and to create a safer tourism environment, Sandiaga plans to launch the Telusur app, before the COVID-19 Free International Corridor is implemented in near future. “This app will help us to monitor the implementation of prevention protocols when the border reopens,” Sandiaga said during the launching event at Surya Cafe Benoa on Sunday (21/3).
Sandiaga claimed that this app could increase the tourist’s level of compliance with the protocols during their visit. The application has many functions such as monitoring the occupancy of tourist destinations like hotels and restaurants, and providing a recommendation of some tourist attractions that are less occupied to avoid creating a crowd. “This app will give us information about their location, and inform us about how many people are in that restaurant or cafe. It will also give us warning if the occupancy reaches its maximum capacity” Sandiaga added.
He also plans to collaborate with some related stakeholders such as the Health Ministry, the Communication and Information Ministry and the Bali provincial government to develop and integrate this app with their institutions. “All the tourists are required to register themselves into this app upon arrival when the border reopens and will allow them to visit our green zone areas, so this app will help us to do tracing and tracking to watch their movements” Sandiaga concluded.