The governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, announced The intention is to forbid tourists from renting scooters in Bali, which are a common method to travel the island.
The “island of the gods” in Indonesia intends to implement a few laws that might make it seem a little less paradisiacal to visitors from other countries.
In a March 12 press conference, Bali Governor Wayan Koster stated that his administration intends to crack down on foreign visitors who labor illegally on the island, which may include “digital nomads.”
The common mode of transportation on the island, renting motorbikes, will also no longer be available to visitors, according to Koster.
He informed reporters from various media outlets that visitors would only be allowed to travel the island by car and to forbid tourists from renting scooters in Bali.
According to Koster, targets would include foreigners who drive recklessly, use phony Indonesian identification papers, or abuse their right to live and work in the country.
Backpackers and beach enthusiasts have long made Bali, an island that is predominately Hindu within a country that is predominately Muslim, one of their favorite vacation spots.
Besides the intention o forbid tourists from renting scooters in Bali, in another development, the national government in Jakarta revealed contentious new laws in December that will make it unlawful for unmarried couples to cohabit or engage in sexual activity; however, Koster has stated that these laws will not apply to tourists or foreign residents.
In his speech this week, the governor accused the pandemic of impeding development on the highly tourist-dependent island.