The Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park in Bali will be temporarily closed from February 1, 2021 to curb the risk of COVID-19 transmission, with the increased number of visitors.

Previously, the popular tourist destination was closed when the pandemic gripped the country in March and was only reopened in early December 2020. GWK closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lack of visitors and the large operating cost. Before the Pandemic began, nearly 5,000 visitor entered the park each day.

Meanwhile the Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno said the decision to close GWK Cultural Park is a synergy to curb the COVID-19 transmission.

The minister would work in coordination with Bali Province and Badung District administrations on the closure of GWK Cultural Park. GWK Cultural Park has passed the safety standards from the Provincial Government called Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environment (CHSE).

The prevention protocols will implemented across the property including the parking area, ticket counter, washrooms and other public facilities at the property.