Dorna’s boss threatens to cancel the Mandalika MotoGP, this is the Indonesian government’s offer

KOMPAS.com – Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Sandiaga Uno states the title MotoGP Mandalika 2022 at the Pertamina Mandalika International Circuit, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province, must continue.

In order to support the continuity of the international racing event, the implementation of travel corridors between countries during the Covid-19 pandemic, namely: travel bubble (special travel patterns in the midst of a pandemic) for the entire crew, racers and official parties (official) involved will be done.

“There is no special treatment for drivers, crew or official who will participate in the world’s most prestigious motorcycle racing event,” he said Between, Friday (21/1/2022).

Sandiaga said the trial implementation “travel bubble” it has been held at the G20 events in Bali and Jakarta in December 2021, as well as the 2021 World Superbike (WSBK) event.

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In fact, it is said that preparations for implementing health protocols (prokes) for travel between countries will be increased so as not to trigger potential cases of the spread of Covid-19 caused by the Omicron variant.

“This is a directive from the President (Joko Widodo) as well. I believe that all parties join hands to prepare and ensure that this MotoGP, a signal to the world of our readiness to host it event international (activities), such as the G20 and other international conferences,” said the Menparekraf.

Despite objections from Dorna Sport CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta because there are mandatory quarantine rules for participants and crew to take part in MotoGP, he continued, the pattern “travel bubble” will be prepared with great care and vigilance.

The local MotoGP organizing committee is said to have coordinated with the Ministry of Health through the Covid-19 task force (Satgas) based on the government’s priorities for controlling the virus.

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In addition, he also revealed that the control of Covid-19 in Indonesia has been given an appreciation as one of the best treatments in the world.

“Of course (the achievement of controlling Covid-19) we need to maintain and this is what we continue to communicate that there is a travel bubble provision, namely within 1 x 24 hours all crew, racers and also official will undergo (conditions) travel bubble),” said Sandiaga.

“Starting from their arrival at the airport until they arrived at the hotel after carrying out the PCR test. This has also been adjusted to the rules of the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes),” said Sandiaga Uno again.

He is optimistic that the MotoGP event will contribute significantly to the improvement of the local and national economy as the implementation of the 2021 WSBK race which has increased economic activity by 20-25 percent.

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“This MotoGP event will be bigger (economic level) at least 3-4 times,” said the former deputy governor of DKI Jakarta.

What’s that travel buble?

Travel bubble is when two or more countries that have successfully controlled the coronavirus agree to create a bubble or travel corridor.

This bubble will make it easier for residents who live in it to travel freely, and avoid the obligation of self-quarantine.

The move will make it easier for people to cross the border with minimum hassle.

Launch VOA News, travel bubble can show whether the return movement is safe for people. The idea, according to experts, is also a challenge for many countries to limit the outbreak of the corona virus.

For example, the government will set up contact tracing for people who are sick upon arrival from overseas to stop the outbreak from spreading to the larger population.

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