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Bali Authorities To Deport Expats Who Host New Year’s Eve Parties

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Authorities from the Law and Human Rights Ministry will deport expats who host new year’s eve parties in Bali.

Foreigners watching fireworks

The Head of the Bali Law and Human Rights Ministry, Jamaruli Manihuruk, stated that expats who host parties and light up fireworks during New Year’s Eve celebrations will potentially face deportation.

“Foreign nationals who violate our policy concerning new year’s eve celebrations in Bali will be penalized with deportation, ” Jamaruli said on Wednesday (29/12).

Plane leaving Bali

The central government and the Bali provincial government issued instructions wherein all public gatherings are banned on new year’s eve. This is to prevent a surge in Covid-19 transmission once the holiday season is over.

Jamaruli also reminds all expats staying in Bali during the pandemic to comply with prevention protocols. “We will act decisively towards expats who violate prevention protocols or intentionally create crowds by deporting them. This is especially true for those who have been warned before,” Jamaruli added.

Party in Bali

Jamaruli admitted that the number of foreign nationals staying in Bali has decreased compared to the data 3 months ago.

“We had over 130,000 expats staying in Bali 3 months ago. Some of them decided to go home while others extended their visas due to difficulty returning to their home countries. Because of the pandemic, the travel policy of their origin countries are still restrictive,” Jamaruli concluded.

Bali immigration office

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Saturday 15th of January 2022

In my neck of the woods fireworks were cancelled but private parties have been to a minimal with whom you know.

A rapid antigen test home kit was very popular to know your status. Alas those home test kits were quick to disappear from the shelves. Biden promised to accelerate production so folks can be tested at home. Testing sites have created lines and no social distancing around the block. Let alone drive thru testing with cars lining up as far as the eye can see.

My opinion is give people the benefit of the doubt in Bali regardless...instead of threats


Monday 3rd of January 2022

One more step to self-destruction by those mega-hysterical and xenophobic Bali officials. The world is watching but they don't get it.

Let's just forget about Bali and let them continue with their paranoid and xenophobic actions.

Life is too short to wait for them to came back to their senses.

Latin-America is the place to be now!


Monday 17th of January 2022

@Carioca, good go there and stay dry if you can

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 4th of January 2022

@Carioca, Caribbean also, especially Jamaica, or even Uruguay, where already in the airport the customer officer will roll a welcome joint, or hotel management will arrange long fat line of coke as welcome greetings.

Wayan Bo

Monday 3rd of January 2022

Just test them before and after party, if anybody becoming sick than is reason to be deported after they get healthy and if.

Wayan Bo

Sunday 2nd of January 2022

Bali isn’t interesting for international tourists from countries with progressive liberal civilization anymore, even if pandemic ends. There are, and they will be far better choices for them. - Bali was doing everything possible in past decades to destroy themselves with constructions, laws, crimes, prices, … today it’s becoming more or less slum island.


Sunday 2nd of January 2022

You can't make threats and then not follow through. Basically you have zero credibility.