JAKARTA (BPN) – The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) targets to permit events in the archipelago as soon as the second semester of 2021. The event in each region must follow Cleanliness, Health, Safety, Environment Sustainability (CHSE)-based health protocol and pay attention to the status of the spread of COVID-19 in the area, as quoted from the ministry’s press release.
The ministry’s Deputy of Tourism Products and Events Organizers, Rizky Handayani, said that the Tourism Ministry is continuing to prepare and carry out intensive coordination with local governments and event organizers in various regions in the country, so they can start to organize an event soon.
“We hope that if the situation is possible and the vaccination program is getting more massive, organizing events with health protocols can begin in the second semester of this year,” Rizky said in Jakarta, Sunday.
She said that the permit to hold an event would also be coordinated with the security apparatus and the COVID-19 Task Force so that the event remains safe for all.
Regions that can start to hold an event must be confirmed as a green zone by the National COVID-19 Task Force and the event must be accompanied by strict health protocols.
Rizky explained that the event will be a turning point for the recovery of the MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention, and Exhibition) industry. By organizing events accompanied by strict health protocols, it is hoped that it will be able to revive the community’s economy, especially since there are more than 34 million people in the country who work in the tourism sector.
“Currently, several regional events are in the curation stage and we will continue to do this to improve the quality of the event so that in time it can be displayed to the public through a safe and innovative organizing for a tourism attraction,” said Rizky.
Rizki Handayani explained, Kemenparekraf has made a handbook regarding CHSE-based health protocols, as a reference for event organizers in the country.
The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno previously launched the Kharisma Event Nusantara (KEN) 2021 on April 10, 2021, as part to prepare for other events in various regions.
In addition, Sandiaga revealed that this program also provides guidance to organizers regarding the procedures for implementing the CHSE protocol in an event. This guidance is accompanied by assistance from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy for all events held throughout the country.