As reported by The Jakarta Post, The Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (TNBTS) is preparing to reopen to tourists in August 2020.
The TNBTS is comprised of Mount Bromo, Mount Batok, Mount Widodaren, and Mount Semeru. Mount Bromo sits in the Tengger massif, internationally renowned for its majestic “moon-scape” and inspiring sunrises.
TNBTS has be closed to the public since 19 March 2020 to limit the spread of COVID-19
Reaching an elevation of 2,329 meters above sea level, Mount Bromo touches four adjacent regencies: Probolinggo, Pasuruan, Lumajang, and Malang.
John Kenedie, the head of TNBTS, told kompas.com that the Park would be reopened once he received instructions regarding hours of operations and what health and physical distancing rules must be applied before welcoming the public. If granted soon, this decision will leave those working in the Park one month to prepare if TNBTS is to open in August.
Kenedie said plans were in hand to require Park visitors to wear surgical masks, follow physical distancing rules, and wash hands frequently at wash basis now being put in place while visiting the Park.
It is expected the Park will limit the number of visitors to 20% of its normal capacity for a total limit of 739 visitors per day.
Those wishing to visit TNBTS will be required to purchase tickets and register online at The Park’s Website.
Cost of Admission
Admission tickets on weekdays cost Rp. 29,000 for domestic tourists and Rp. 220,000 for foreign tourists. Weekend admission cost Rp. 34,000 for domestic tourists and Rp. 320,000 for foreigners on weekends and holidays.