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Tourism Minister Encourages Bali Digital Nomads To Use Socio-Cultural Visa

Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, has confirmed that digital nomads can reside in Bali using the B211a Social-Cultural Visa for up to 6-months at a time. While there has been much speculation about the introduction of Indonesia’s digital nomad visa, Minister Uno this week confirmed that the B211a Visa is the …

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Bali Police Deny Accusation Of Wrongdoing Over Tourist Death

Bali Police have gone on record to defend their actions and deny allegations of wrongdoing over the death of Rodrigo Ventocilla in police custody in August. Ventocilla was a prominent Harvard student and transgender activist from Peru. His death and the events leading up to his passing have been a source of outrage for LGBTQIA+ …

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Freelance Journalist Deported From Bali After Dispute With Sanur Guesthouse Owner

Bali Immigration has deported a Russian-German citizen after he refused to settle his accommodation bill. The man, known by his initials AA holds both Russian and German passports, he is believed to have been a German Army Marine in a previous life. AA had been in Indonesia since 2021, and during his interrogation admitted to …

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Moroccan Sisters Deported From Bali After 866-Day Overstay

Two sisters, originally from Morocco have been deported from Bali this week. The sisters, known only by their initials ZO, 37 and MO, 41, were deported to Casablanca after overstaying their visas by 866 days. The sisters entered Indonesia on a 30-day visitor visa on the 27th of November 2019. This meant they had to …

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Nigerian Man Deported From Bali After Scamming Locals And Visa Overstay

A Nigerian man has been deported from Bali after an overstay of over 900 days. The 30-year-old man only known to the media by his initials EEA was deported on Tuesday 2nd August to Abuja in Nigeria. The Head of the Regional Office of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Bali, Anggiat Napitupulu, confirmed …

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Tourist That Claimed 5 Hour Line Up At Airport Asked To leave Bali

On Friday 29th June a travel blogger called Sebastian Powell published an article titled ‘Bali Airport Has Become A Nightmare With Up To Five Hours Immigration Lineups’. In the article, Powell shared images of the busy arrival and immigration hall at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. He made bold statements and shared stories from other …

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Tourist Claims He Waited Five Hours In ‘Massive’ Immigration Line

Update: Travel blogger Sebastian Powell has been asked to leave Bali after claiming he waited 5 hours in line. Officials say the story was fabricated. Original Story Now Continues: Bali is in the middle of its tourism peak season. From June through to the end of September is when the island welcomes the most amount …

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Egyptian Man Deported After Overstaying And Running Out Of Money In Bali

Immigration teams in Bali have deported an Egyptian man after he overstayed his visa by over 2-years. The Egyptian citizen, reported in the local press only by his initials KMHHM, is a 37-year-old man who is thought to be married to an Indonesian woman living in Bali.  Reports share how KMHHM arrived in Bali on …

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Bali Immigration Detain German Woman Thought To Be Homeless In Bali

Police and Immigration authorities in Bali are working together to investigate a German woman found sleeping rough in an abandoned building in Badung Regency. Daniela Jeromin, 51, who traveled to Bali on a German passport was detained by Badung Police on Monday 4th July.  The Head of the Badung Regency Satpol PP, I Gusti Agung …

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Minister Confirms Plans For Bali Digital Nomad Visa In Final Stages

Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, holds a press briefing every Monday morning. Last week Minister Uno announced his tourism targets for Bali for the rest of the year and spoke about how an increase in flight availability will be important to ensure that demand for travel to Bali is met during …

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Tanzanian Model And Her Toddler Deported From Bali After Overstaying 2 Years

A 29-year-old Tanzania woman has been deported to Bulgaria following a complex overstay in Bali. The Tanzanian model, known to the press by her initials GPN arrived in Bali on a 30-day tourist visa on arrival in February 2020. She extended the 30-day visa for another 30 days, as is permitted. During this 30-day extension …

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Chinese National Returns to Taiwan After Years of Seeking Asylum In Bali

Authorities in Bali have confirmed that a Taiwanese asylum seeker who had been residing in Bali for 5-years has returned to her home country. The political refugee, known only by her initials LJ, is 31-years old. She came to Indonesia in October of 2016 seeking asylum after fearing for her life due to her faith. …

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