An app by Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is reportedly being developed to provide real-time COVID-19 information on tourism spots, and will be closely linked to the travel corridor program planned for Bali.
Tlusur, which is being developed alongside PT Fantastis Anak Bangsa (FAB), is set to provide users with information such as health protocols and visitor capacity in various tourism spots. In theory, it would allow tourists to make more informed decisions during their travels.
“The concept of this app is to protect travelers with timely updates and tracking, while also sharing various relevant information on tourism destinations in Bali,” FAB CEO Fritz Tobing said.
Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno expressed hope that ‘Tlusur’ will also help officials conduct testing and tracing of COVID-19 patients by the time Bali reopen to foreign tourism.
“When Bali opens to [foreign] tourists, there will be three green zones. So later for travelers who are signed up with the app, their movements in these three zones can be monitored,” he said.
It is not immediately clear if sign-up for Tlusur will be mandatory, though there are plans to synchronize the app with other COVID-19 tracing apps in Indonesia, such as E-HAC from the Ministry of Health and PeduliLindungi from the Information and Communications Ministry.
Tlusur is currently in the alpha testing stage.
“Hopefully by this upcoming June or July when Bali reopens, we can use this app,” Sandiaga said.
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