Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is going to implement CHS (Cleanliness, Health, and Safety) program in every destination and other locations related to tourism and creative economy as a strategy to accelerate the recovery of tourism and creative economy sector after the COVID-19 pandemic. Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/Head of Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Ni Wayan Giri Adnyani during a meeting with Vice Governor of Bali Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, Thursday (May 14th, 2020) said that the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is currently preparing recovery measures including compiling SOP which refers to health, cleanliness, and safety standards.
In general, the concept of CHS refers to health protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and the concept of sustainable tourism development as well as the implementation of Sapta Pesona which is the soul of Indonesian tourism. Separately, the concept of ‘Clean’ refers to a state that free from dirt, including dust, rubbish, odors, free from viruses, pathogenic bacteria, and dangerous chemical substances.
While ‘Health’ is a service that implements health rules or regulations on humans and the environment through prevention, care, monitoring, and control activities. Also promoting the improvement of environmental parameters and encouraging the use of environmentally friendly and healthy technologies and behaviors.
Last, ‘Safety’ means a state free of risks, hazards, pollution, threats, permanent and non-permanent or physical and non-physical disruptions, in a certain place and time to manage, protect and increase the vigilance of the community, visitors and environmental quality. It also important is zero waste management in which destination management must have a strategy and implement good waste management policies.
For the initial stage, this program will be implemented in Bali, because it is one of the provinces in Indonesia with a controlled distribution of COVID-19 and is very good at handling it. Although Bali is a center of tourism with many tourists visiting, it is not the epicenter area of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia.