Each Legian Beach visitor will soon be required to scan a QR code before entering the beach area.
The Head of Legian Society Empowerment, I Wayan Puspa Negara stated that as one of the most popular beaches in Bali, Legian Beach will potentially gather large amounts of crowds as the beach was recently reopened when the partial lockdown turned into a level 3 with lower risk of Covid-19 transmissions, so Wayan initiated to implement a screening method using a tracing app called ‘PeduliLindungi’ that could help the authorities control the capacity of this tourist attraction.
“We will put a QR code on the main entrance of Legian Beach that each visitor is required to scan with the PeduliLindungi app before accessing the beach area in the near future.” Puspa Negara said on Friday (17/9). Apart from the main entrance, Puspa wil also put the QR code on all the small entrances along the beach area as it was recently instructed by the Health Minister and Bali provincial government to help prevent another surge of Covid-19 cases.
Puspa Negara hopes that all these efforts could bring a positive impact to Bali tourism that has been diminished since the Covid-19 struck in 2020. “With this technology, we want to assure that everyone is safe, so Bali tourism can recover as soon as possible.” Said the man who used to serve as a Senator in the Badung regional government. Meanwhile, the central government has been aiming to implement this tracing app in all public facilities to help them easier control the people’s mobility during the Covid-19 pandemic.