Authorities additionally requested the central immigration company to cancel a visa-on-arrival coverage for sure nations after vacationers had been discovered working illegally.
It is unclear how the ban on renting scooters can be upheld. Koster has sought the authorized ministry’s help to let Bali revoke visas if any international vacationers are discovered driving motorbikes, or in the event that they’re discovered committing different wrongdoings like illegally working or misusing keep permits.
The vacation vacation spot has been marred by bike accidents lately. Final month, a Russian vacationer was detained by the police after driving whereas inebriated and crashing into a neighborhood rider, inflicting him to be hospitalized. In January, a Ukrainian vacationer and a Russian customer died in a street site visitors collision.
A spokesperson for Indonesia’s immigration company, which is underneath the legislation ministry, declined to remark, whereas the embassies of Russia and Ukraine in Jakarta didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
Indonesia permits nationals of sure international locations to use for a visa upon touchdown within the nation, whereas others have to use earlier than departure.
About 8,800 Ukrainian guests arrived between September 2022 and January 2023.
Identified for its seashores, temples, waterfalls and nightlife, Bali drew 6.2 million international guests in 2019, the 12 months earlier than the pandemic.