Foreign nationals (WNA) who are still in Bali and violating health protocols will be dealt with firmly. They can be returned to their home country if they repeatedly do not comply with health protocols.
This was revealed in the Coordination Meeting for the Follow-Up of Health Protocol Violations in Bali Province with the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment, Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
The coordination meeting was attended by several stakeholders in Bali, including the Bali Police and the Deputy Governor of Bali.
The Bali Immigration Control Board also fully supports administrative measures in the form of deportations for foreigners who violate the prokes.
Deportation steps can be done immediately and only needs support in the form of a written letter from the Bali Provincial Government.
Deputy Governor of Bali, Deputy Governor of Bali Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) Cok Ace, conveyed the reasons and several actions carried out by foreigners who were in Bali so that according to him it was appropriate to give a firm stance to these foreigners.
“Fines of Rp. 100.000 for health protocol violators for foreigners in Bali are still underestimated. There will be a revision of the Governor Regulation which will be conveyed to the Coordinating Minister for materials for the Coordinating Minister’s meeting with foreign ambassadors,” said Cok Ace.
The Deputy Governor continued, foreigners who violate the health program will be given warning 1, warning 2, and the last resort, the Bali Provincial Government will not hesitate to deport.
Also, if there are foreigners who fight and harass police officers, TNI, Satpol PP, then they are also prepared to leave the Island of the Gods.
The Police Chief Commissioner Firman Nainggolan said that there was an increase in foreign tourists who violated the health program in Bali, and there were still many foreigners who underestimated the Covid Task Force officers in Bali.
“Fines of Rp. 100,000 have not deterred foreigners and there are suggestions for Indonesian citizens to be fined Rp. 100,000 and for foreigners a fine of Rp. 500,000 to 1 million rupiahs so that the foreigners’ fines are greater and can cause a deterrent effect,” he explained.
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