In making it easier for officers to check every visitor to Kuta Beach, the local customary village as the manager plans to reduce access to the beach.
The plan is, for the 14 existing entrances to be streamlined to only 5 entrances. The head of traditional Kuta village I Wayan Wasista, said that the level of tourist visits on Kuta Beach has dropped dramatically at this time, this condition is due to the global Covid-19 outbreak. However, this condition could be reversed after the government began to reopen the gates of international tourism.
“If the gates of tourism have opened, of course, many will visit. However, of course, we don’t want this coastal area to become a cluster for the spread of Covid-19. That’s why we are trying to implement strict health protocols (prokes), ”said Wasista, Thursday (22/4) afternoon.
According to him, due to the condition of Kuta Beach which is very open and also has many accesses, it is very difficult to control the entry of tourists. Thus, it is necessary to streamline or reduce access from the existing 14 doors to 5 doors.
“The obstacle in the future if this entry access is not immediately simplified, our officers are limited to supervising it. Therefore, we hope that the government will immediately make arrangements, including this entry access, “hoped Wasista.
He admitted that the plan to reduce access to only 5 doors had already emerged during this pandemic. In fact, at the beginning of the pandemic, all accesses were closed.
“So in the coastal planning plan, there is already a picture. There are only 5 doors. However, currently, the arrangement has not been realized. So, we hope that it will be carried out immediately to implement the 5 door entry access, “hoped Wasista again.
The streamlining of entry access, certainly makes it easier for officers to fully control every visiting tourist.
“So far, we have provided various equipment at Kuta Beach, such as handwashing stations, hand sanitizers, and duty officers. But, of course, it will be less than optimal if there is no guarding and checking the temperature, “said Wasista.
photo by Simon Sees