Western Australia health officials are preparing for thousands of Australians to return home after visa changes in Bali forced many to leave.
On July 12th, the Indonesian government announced that emergency visas would expire for thousands of Australian travelers who sheltered in Bali during the coronavirus lockdown.
10 days later, the government announced changes that would allow visitors to stay if they applied for a special ‘telex’ visa that would allow them to apply for other temporary stay permits.
By this time, it was too late for many Australians who had already made arrangements and booked their flights home.
Those who leave Bali on an invalid visa after September 10 could face fines of up to $100 per day issued by the Indonesian government.