Jakarta, IO – Mount Bromo tourist access has reopened after being closed due to a fire. Head of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park Center (BB TNBTS) Septi Eka Wardhani said the opening started today, Tuesday (19/9).
“In connection with the successful extinguishing of the fire that occurred in the TNBTS area, tourist access to Mount Bromo is open to visitors starting Tuesday, September 19 at 12:01am WIB,” said Septi Eka Wardhani, per Detikcom.
Septi explained that all entrances will be open, in Coban Trisula, Malang regency; Wonokitri, Pasuruan regency; Cemorolawang, Probolinggo regency; and Senduro, Lumajang regency.
However, Septi said that tickets to enter the area and its surroundings can only be purchased online via the official website, bromotenggersemu.org.
“There will be no offline purchases of Bromo tickets at all entrances, unless the online booking system is having problems,” he stressed.
Septi also said that his agency will require all would-be visitors to comply with all applicable regulations and prohibitions in the TNBTS area which are listed on the online booking website.
Additionally, Septi said the website also provides a rescheduling option for visitors who have purchased tickets online when the mountain was ablaze from September 7-18.
TNBTS also urges all visitors to comply with entry procedures, regulations and prohibitions that apply in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park area.
According to Septi, this must be done because Mount Bromo area is currently still in a forest fire alert period. Visitors are asked not to bring equipment that can cause forest fires such as campfires, fireworks, firecrackers and flares. TNBTS closed all tourist access since Sunday (10/9) due the raging inferno in Mount Bromo sparked by flares brought by a wedding organizer that arranged a prewedding event. (un)