Repressions against tourists were resorted to on the famous “paradise island” – the Bali authorities are determined to fight resolutely with “undesirable” tourists, up to and including deportation. This “at least”, according to the authorities, has already been subjected to 47 people, 13 of them are Russian tourists.
According to Bloomberg, the reason for deportation is the same for everyone – foreigners violated visa laws and worked illegally. Specifically, Russian tourists – presumably, most of them are “relocants” deported for “violation of the conditions of stay and misuse of a residence permit.” Also under investigation is one citizen of Ukraine – he was found to have a fake Indonesian national identity card.
At the same time, the authorities consider deportation a last resort, said the regional head of the Ministry of Justice, Angiat Napitupulu. However, tourists have been warned – on the eve of the Balinese Hindu holiday – the Day of Silence, which this year falls on Wednesday, March 22, police raids will be held on the island as part of an operation “to suppress criminal activity, especially among tourists.” Obviously, they are expected to be checked on the roads, where tourists were banned from riding mopeds due to constant violations, as well as raids on the “signals” of a caring public that pays attention to illegally earning tourists.
“Deportation remains a last resort . If a tourist rides a motorcycle without a helmet, should he be deported? If he continues to do this after many warnings, it is certainly worth it,” the Balinese official emphasized. tired of “relocants”. Apparently, the authorities hope that they will reassure the local community, which is outraged by foreigners, by noisy processes with the expulsion of “unfit” tourists. Including illegal work with tourist visas. Read more at this link.
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