The Indonesian government has appealed to the public to implement social distancing along with the increasing number of positive cases of corona in Indonesia. Most companies and government agencies have also adopted work from home policies for their employees.
On March 20, 2020, the Governor of Bali Province, Wayan Koster issued instructions and circulars to the Regent or Mayor to close and stop visiting activities at tourist attractions. Here are some tourist attractions that have been closed:
# South Kuta. Pandawa Beach and Melasti Beach has been closed from March 21 and plans to reopen on April 1, 2020, if the conditions of Bali improve.
# Tabanan. Tanah Lot, Jatiluwih, Ulun Danu Beratan, and surrounding attractions are also closed from March 22 to March 30.
# Gianyar. From March 18, 2020, many attractions have stopped operations, such as Suwat Waterfall, Bali Swing, Aloha Ubud, and more.
# Buleleng. Aling-Aling Sambangan Waterfall, Ambengan Waterfall, Wanagiri Tourism, Krisna Watersport and Funtasticland are also closed.
# Nusa Penida. The Kelungkung regency government has stopped the visit of Nusa Penida island for foreign nationals since March 21, 2020. The crossing to Nusa Penida for local residents continues, this temporary ban is only for foreign tourists. In addition to restrictions on visitors to Nusa Penida, all tourist destinations are temporarily closed also.
Other destinations that have been closed were the Bali Zoo, Besakih Temple, Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK), Kange Sangeh Forest, Taman Ayun, Bajra Sandhi, Renon, the Bali People’s Struggle Monument, Denpasar, and many other destinations.
The Department of Tourism and Culture also took steps to anticipate the spread of the coronavirus. The steps that have been taken are spraying disinfectants to tourist objects. Disinfecting spraying was started from the eastern region, those who the tourist attraction of Yeh Leh Beach, Pekutatan District, Delod Berawah Swimming Pool, Mendoyo District, Pantikia Candikusuma, and Gilimanuk bay tourism object.
In attempting to prevent Covid-19, the Government was also limited crowd by reducing the number of people who will celebrate the ceremonial, such as Melasti ceremonies that will be carried out by involving ceremonial officers with a maximum of 25 people and no carryout Ogoh-ogoh parade in any form and other activities involving the masses.