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Expats Violating Protocols Will Be Deported Says Bali Governor

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Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster has issued a new regulation to enforce prevention protocols to Bali residents, including expats who are residing on the island during the pandemic. Governor Koster said expats violating policies will first receive a higher fine and second-time offenders will be “immediately deported”.

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“The new Governor’s Policy Number 10 Year 2021 states that authorities will penalize expats who violate protocols with USD 70 (IDR 1 million) fines and if they are caught a second time, they will be immediately deported from Indonesia,” Koster said during a press conference on Tuesday (9/3).

This policy was initiated in an effort to reduce virus transmission on the island before the border finally reopens.

police handing out mask fine to tourist

“The implementation of this policy will be involving officers from the police, military and public civil service, in cooperation with related institutions such as the Law and Human Rights Ministry. We hold the authorization to deport any foreigner who ignores our policy,” Koster added.

Bali police checking safety protocols
(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika)

He also announced new adjustments to the new partial lockdown policy that was extended until the 22nd of March.The curfew for businesses was revised to 10:00 pm from the previous 9:00 pm.

“With longer operating hours, we want to extend opportunity to local businesses during the extended partial lockdown” Koster concluded. 

Meanwhile, religious ceremonies and cultural events are allowed to be held at 50 percent capacity under the condition that all participants are tested negative before the gathering.

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

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Thursday 11th of March 2021

They break the rules, kick them out. You don't need people like that on your beautiful island.


Thursday 11th of March 2021

How about three strikes and you are out of the country for good.

Wearing a mask and social distancing are going to be the new way of life for sometime on. So get used to it!!

A mask is not a political statement. Refusing to wear a mask is a political statement.

If everyone at home follows the law of his or her country of origin then why should it be any different elsewhere as an expat. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse. Furthermore bribing a local law enforcer adds to the problem and not a part of the solution.


Thursday 11th of March 2021

make up you mind ,Koster,you change the rules every week.😡😡😡


Thursday 11th of March 2021

what about all the locals who far outnumber the expats who flout the regulations.. Nothing like biting the hand that feeds you


Friday 12th of March 2021

@danu, What expats feed the locals? The locals have to kiss their feets now. Nobody is obliged to feed anyone. If you do not feel appreciative then its on your own fault and not anyone else.

The problem is that there are anti-vaxxers and anti maskers by some younger expats on this island who fueled their own theory that may have spread among the locals.

Remember a mask is NOT a political statement. Refusing to wear a mask is a political statement.


Thursday 11th of March 2021

I applaude the Government for taking action like this as the expats should know better good onya Bali