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Image: Tourists will be charged a fee when going to Nusa Penida. Credit: Nusapenida.com.  

Klungkung District Government plans to charge a fee soon to foreign tourists who go to Nusa Penida. Klungkung Regent, I Nyoman Suwirta, and Tourism Board officers will meet fast boat and other transport owners to socialize the decision today, Monday.

“We will socialize it on Monday as the final step in the process,” said the Head of Klungkung Tourism Board, I Nengah Sukasta, to tribunnews.com on Sunday. “We hope we could apply the regulation to charge the fee to foreign tourists who go to Nusa Penida this month.”

The fee will be charged as a recreational area retribution, which is regulated by Klungkung District Regional Regulation number 5 of 2019 about Recreational and Sport areas. Every adult foreign tourist will be charged Rp 25,000, while children will be charged Rp 15,000. The fee will be charged on arrival at all Nusa Penida ports.

There hasn’t been any fee charged before to Nusa Penida and the Klungkung District Government targeted Rp 7 billion for the regional coffers from the expected 543,979 tourist visits in 2019. The money gathered will be used to build infrastructure on the island.