A total of six foreign nationals have been deported from Bali for violating health protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I received information from the Immigration Service of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights that six foreigners had already been deported. Of the six people, Russian citizens dominated,” said I Made Rentin, secretary of the Bali Provincial COVID-19 Task Force.
Rentin explained that the deportation of foreigners is governed by Governor’s Decree No. 10 of 2021 on the Application of Disciplinary and Law Enforcement Protocols in Healthcare.
According to this decree, if foreigners violate the rules for wearing masks for the first time, they will be issued a warning and a fine of 1 million rupees will be imposed. Then, if they commit a second offense, they face deportation.
Rentin clarified that the predominance of foreigners among health protocol violators in Bali occurs mainly in two districts, namely Badung and Denpasar.
More than 133 foreigners have been identified in Denpasar for violating health protocols. Meanwhile, 168 violations were reported in Badung.
photo: the operation for checking health protocols violations in Canggu; Chusna M