THE Sabang City Government has allowed to reopen tourism locations and the operation of sea transportation modes to Sabang, with various conditions that have been determined to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

According to the Head of the General Affairs and Public Relations Section of Sabang Bahru Fikri, in Sabang, said the policy was the result of a meeting with local Forkopimda elements contained in a circular letter from the Sabang mayor with number 440/3111 on June 1, 2020, concerning the regulation of crossing and tourism transportation activities in the handling of COVID-19 in Sabang City.

“Fast boats and ferry roro operate one-round trip per day, with a maximum passenger limit of 50% of the capacity of the ship, and still apply health protocols,” he said.

Bahrul explained, for prospective passengers who have ID cards and are domiciled in Sabang, and will travel from or to Sabang, they are required to conduct a health check at the port.

Then, for prospective passengers who do not have KTP Sabang in Aceh Province, they must complete a medical certificate issued from a hospital, health center, or other health clinic.

“As for prospective passengers from the elements of ASN, TNI/Polri, BUMD and BUMN employees and private employees who work in Sabang, it is sufficient to show a letter of identity working in Sabang from their respective agencies,” he said.

Furthermore, he said, for prospective passengers from outside the Province of Aceh or having a history of travel 14 days in advance from the local COVID-19 transmission area, it must have results that showed negative corona virus from the PCR swab sample test method.

In addition, the Sabang Government has also reopened tourism destinations in Sabang City, by implementing health protocols covering the use of masks, providing hand washing facilities and body temperature gauges.

Likewise with hotels and other inns, by promoting discipline in complying with health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Entrepreneurs in hotels or inns must spray disinfectant fluids every day. Physical distancing and COVID-19 health protocols must continue to operate as they should,” he concluded. [antaranews/photo special]