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Jakarta Post

More foreigners deported from Bali

  • Nani Afrida and Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Nusa Dua, Bali   /   Fri, April 22 2016   /  08:06 am

The Bali immigration office is likely to step up deportations in the near future, part of a wider crackdown on visa violations.

Data from the Bali law and human rights office show that a recent steep rise in deportations is linked to increased violations of tourist visas by foreign visitors.

“I have no exact figures, but [the number has increased] by about 50 percent,” Bali law and human rights office chief Sulistiono told The Jakarta Post during the inauguration of the new Ngurah Rai airport immigration office in Nusa Dua on Thursday.

The island, the country’s most popular tourist destination, has long attracted hordes of foreign tourists, with a concurrently high rate of illegal activities resulting in deportation.

The Ngurah Rai immigration office alone, for instance, has deported or refused entry to 70 foreigners in the first four months of this year...