The Governor of Bali proposed to tighten the visa regime for Russians and Ukrainians because of their behavior
OREANDA-NEWS The governor of the Indonesian island of Bali, Wayan Koster, proposed to stop issuing single-entry tourist visas on arrival to tourists from Russia and Ukraine due to visa violations, writes The Jakarta Post. The Governor sent a corresponding request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia.
During the press conference, Wayan Koster reported on "a huge number of complaints about bad behavior and possible criminal actions" allegedly committed by Russian and Ukrainian tourists. According to him, after the start of Russia's military operation in Ukraine, tourists from these countries began to come to Bali in search of work on tourist visas, which contradicts the conditions for obtaining it.
At the end of May 2022, Indonesia updated the list of countries whose citizens can obtain a tourist visa on arrival. In particular, Russia and Ukraine were included in the list. According to the representative office of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia in Russia, over 52 thousand Russian tourists visited the country in the first 11 months of 2022.