WHO can stand locked up for long, even at home? The answer is almost certain, not many can stand it. We will always look for ways to get out of the house or find a new routine that is more refreshing.

Going to tourist attractions can be an option lately. Especially before this year’s Iduladha available a fairly long holiday space. Long weekend holidays are very likely to tempt many people to travel. Moreover, rules are being relaxed and a number of tourist attractions have reopened even though the COVID-19 outbreak is still unknown when it will be completed.

Responding to the current condition, the Department of Tourism, Sleman Regency of Yogyakarta Special Region, also urged tourism actors to comply with the COVID-19 health protocol on the long weekend or Eid al-Adha holiday, from Friday (31/7) to Sunday (2/8/2020).

According to Head of the Sleman Regency Tourism Office Sudarningsih in Sleman said at present a number of tourist destinations, hotels and restaurants are still in the operational trial phase, so we ask tourism actors to comply with the health protocol on the long weekend to anticipate the spread of COVID-19.

“In anticipation of the spread of COVID-19 in attractions, health protocols must be implemented consistently. The management of tourism destinations and also tourism service businesses are obliged to always ensure operations both in terms of employee management and in providing guest services can consistently implement health protocols for the prevention of COVID-19,” he said.

He explained that protection for guests, operators and the environment was important in parallel with efforts to move the tourism sector. The movement of the tourism sector through this limited trial is defined as moving the tourism sector in stages. We continue to monitor and evaluate each development.

Sudarningsih said, the efforts of tourism actors must also be supported by tourist behavior. They should be well aware of the new habits that must be carried out related to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.

“Like always wearing a mask in public spaces properly and correctly, applying the ethics of coughing and sneezing, always keeping a distance of 1.5 meters, avoiding crowds in tourist attractions and so on. If the management and behavior of tourists can work well together, of course it is very positive to anticipate the spread of Covid-19 and the movement of the tourism sector,” he concluded.

He undelined that do not let the limited opening of operational a number of tourist destinations can actually lead to the spread of COVID-19. [ special]