photo by Bali Airport
Throughout 2021, 194 foreign nationals were deported by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Bali Province.
“194 were deported and expelled from Indonesia,” said Head of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Jamaruli Manihuruk during on Wednesday (29/12).
Meanwhile, from this number, 7 foreigners were deported for violating health protocols or not wearing masks when carrying out activities in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. The foreigners who violated the health protocols included two persons from Russia, one – from Ireland, one – from Romania, one – from the United States, one – from the UK and one – from the Czech Republic.
The Ngurah Rai Immigration Office deported 71 people, the Denpasar Immigration Office 38 people, the Singaraja Immigration Office 17 people, and the Denpasar Immigration Detention Center 68 people.
“If you have been deported, you will be put on the deterrence list and you may not enter Indonesia,” said Jamaruli Manihuruk.
He added that immigration authorities in Bali could deport any foreigner who did not comply with Indonesian laws and regulations.
So, his party hopes that the deportation can be a lesson to other foreigners who are currently still in Bali.
“It is in the immigration law. Foreigners who do not respect the laws and regulations and are dangerous can be expelled,” said Jamaruli.