severalRussiaAndukraineCitizens who have recently resided or worked illegally in Bali,IndonesiaBali’s governor Wayan yesterday suggested that the Indonesian central government revoke visa-on-arrival measures for citizens of both countries, but there has been no response yet.
The Indonesian Times (Tempo) reported today that Bali Governor Wayan Koster said yesterday that he had written to the Minister of Law and Human Rights and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, requesting the cancellation of visa-on-arrival measures for Russian and Ukrainian citizens. For Bali because there are more and more Ukrainian and Russian citizens who often violate the rules in Bali.
In the latest case, two Russians were deported because they used tourist visas to work as photographers in the local area, and three Russians were deported for prostitution in violation of visa rules, according to the report. I went.
Separately, a Ukrainian was deported by the authorities for falsifying documents in order to obtain an Indonesian identity card.
Wynn said that as the Ukrainian-Russian war continued, citizens of both countries came to Bali not only for tourism but also for work.
A total of 33 Ukrainian and Russian nationals were deported yesterday, the Jakarta Post reported, according to Wayan and Bali’s immigration bureau.
According to statistics, from January to March this year alone, 43,622 Russian citizens entered Bali, and this number is close to the full year of 2022. A total of 59,854 Russian citizens entered Bali last year.
The report pointed out that recently, the residents of Bali island often report illegal behavior of Ukrainian and Russian tourists on the island. For example, a few days ago, some people uploaded a video of Ukrainian and Russian tourists violating local traffic rules. Video, tourists have a very bad attitude towards the police.
Wynn said he was still waiting for a response from the authorities on the measures to revoke visas on arrival for Ukrainian and Russian citizens.
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