Tourism in Bali- Bali’s Authorities have been busy issuing deportation orders and cracking down on problematic Bali tourists engaging in bizarre and dangerous behavior with a new app developed to help residents and businesses report any violations.
In recent weeks, there have been a number of high-profile incidents of Bali tourists misbehaving on the island. One tourist was deported for pushing a police officer during a traffic stop, and another was caught on camera trying to climb the fence at the airport.
The Director General of Immigration, Silmy Karim, said that the new app will make it easier for people to report bad behavior and help authorities to take action.
“We want to make it easier for people to report bad behavior by tourists,” Karim said. “The app will allow anyone to report a violation directly to the Bali Becik Tourism Task Force.”
The Bali Becik Tourism Task Force was established in April 2023 to specifically deal with bad behavior by Bali tourists. The task force is made up of representatives from the immigration department, the police, and the tourism board.
Recent Incidents of Bad Behavior by Bali Tourists
A British tourist was deported for pushing a police officer
A British tourist was deported from the island after pushing a police officer during a traffic stop.
The tourist was pulled over by police after he was spotted riding a motorbike without a helmet. When asked for his license, the tourist became aggressive and shoved the police officer. The incident was caught on camera, and the tourist was subsequently deported.
A woman caught climbing the airport fence
A Caucasian woman was caught on camera trying to climb the fence at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.
The woman was seen climbing over the fence that divides the central passage of the road leading to the airport. The airport’s security teams and police officers quickly arrived at the scene and stopped the woman. The woman is believed to have been following Google Maps and ended up way off course.
Bali Tourism Board Takes Action
The Bali Tourism Board has condemned the recent incidents of bad behavior by tourists. The board has urged visitors to respect the local culture and laws and has warned that those who fail to do so could face deportation.
“We will not tolerate bad behavior from tourists,” said a spokesperson for the Bali Tourism Board. “Bali is a welcoming island, but we expect visitors to respect our culture and laws. Those who fail to do so will face the consequences.”
Tourism in Bali: About the New App
The new Bali Becik Tourism Task Force app is available to download for free on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
The app allows users to report any violations of Balinese law or culture by tourists. Users can also provide photos and videos of the incident to help support their claim.
The Bali Becik Tourism Task Force will investigate all reports received through the app and take appropriate action. This may include issuing a warning to the tourist, fining them, or even deporting them.