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Italian Man Was Unable To Pay Fine For Not Wearing Mask In Denpasar

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An Italian National was unable to pay a fine after getting caught by the authorities for not wearing a mask while driving a motorbike in Denpasar.

During an operation that was conducted by Bali authorities in the Sidakarya area, Denpasar on Wednesday (23/6), an Italian national was sanctioned for not wearing a face mask during his activities in a public area. Unfortunately, the Italian man was unable to pay a USD 70 (IDR 1 million) fine as he wasn’t carrying enough cash that day. However, the authority from the Public Civil Service Officer proceeded legal action to enforce the regulation.

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The operation was initiated by the Bali provincial government in order to prevent Covid-19 transmissions from surging in some regions on the island such as Denpasar and Badung. The Covid-19 Handling Task Force reported an increase in Covid-19 cases in Bali recently. Meanwhile the Head of North Kuta Police Department, AKP Putu Diah confirmed that most of the offenders who violated prevention protocols in North Kuta were the expats.

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“Despite the higher level of compliance in following the prevention protocols, we still found multiple offenders during our operation in North Kuta, and most of them were the foreign nationals.” AKP Putu Diah said on Tuesday (22/6). She also reminds that Covid-19 vaccine does not guarantee that people are free from the virus transmission. “We also want to educate the people that vaccinated residents could still transmit the virus to other people, so we will not tolerate any disobedience.” AKP Putu concluded.

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Tuesday 29th of June 2021

Why would you expect someone to have a million in cash? With those 50k bills that is just a load of paper. I'm sure they could have walked him to an ATM to take out a million without much problems?


Monday 28th of June 2021

Double the idiots fine…he can well pay!!

Wayan Bo

Saturday 26th of June 2021

Even in Italy it’s more than very rare that anybody have 1M IDR or US $ 70.00 in his wallet.


Sunday 4th of July 2021

@Sondra Jackson, This Western Italian guy didn't carry cash. And cops do not have a card machine. Lol. Nobody pays a fine on the spot anyway.

Sondra Jackson

Tuesday 29th of June 2021

@Wayan Bo, The difference is that most Westerners have Credit Cards on hand to pay for items and fees. Most seldom carry cash anymore

Jamie Cottee

Saturday 26th of June 2021

Just set up on the shortcut road every day and you will catch at least 1000 every day.


Saturday 26th of June 2021

Expats should know better to be more disciplined in this precarious situation we all live in now. A vaccinated person does not guarantee free from being infected nor from spreading the virus. Come on people use common sense.

If you want to prove your superiority and get caught then carry enough cash to pay the fine. Simple as that.