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2 Foreign Nationals Deported From Bali For Faking Covid-19 Documents

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Officials from the Bali Immigration Office have deported two foreign nationals for faking Covid-19 documents.

The Head of Bali Law and Human Rights Minister, Jamaruli Manihuruk confirmed that a 25-year-old woman with initials OM from Ukraine, and a 42-year-old man with initials DA from Russia were deported from Bali for attempting to enter through the Padangbai Port in Karangasem with fake PCR test documents.

“Both expats were deported after serving 8 months of detention at the local prison for violating Indonesia’s policy,” Jamaruli said on Sunday (31/10). Prior to the arrest, both suspects arrived at the Padangbai Port on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 after taking a ferry ride from Lombok. When the authorities at the port checked their Covid-19 test documents, they became suspicious as the documents showed strange information. The registration numbers and such didn’t align so they decided to call the hospital to verify the information.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

“When they called Siloam Hospital in Badung, they informed the officers that they’ve never issued those documents, so the officers immediately detained both of them for further investigation,” Jamaruli added. Once they finished their jail time in Karangasem Class II B Prison on October 29th, 2021, they were transported to Singaraja Class II Immigration Office to continue the deportation process.

“Both of them were finally deported on Saturday (30/10) through the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta with Turkish Airlines to their origin countries and were blacklisted from entering Indonesia again in the future,” Jamaruli concluded. 

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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J West

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

Ukraine and Russia are two of the worlds most corrupt countries. People who grow up experiencing corruption as a new course of behavior must naturally receive added scrutiny. “ Corruption” reports are readily available, immigration checkpoints can easily use this ratings system to adjust the amount of attention they pay to individual travelers who are all equal depending on computer or race.

Randy

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

Deport them for producing fake documents when domestic travelers have to get a PRC negative result to travel to Bali. Adios losers. Whoever come up with a fake covid test result is also putting others in danger.

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

There are many fake Covid vaccination certificates in worldwide circulation too.