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Jakarta Post

Australian citizen denied entry to Bali due to criminal record

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar, Bali   /   Fri, June 23, 2017   /   05:02 pm
Australian citizen denied entry to Bali due to criminal record Two aircraft prepare to land and take off at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali on June 19. (Antara/Wira Suryantala)

Bali authorities have rejected an Australian citizen attempting to enter Indonesia through I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport due to his criminal record in his homeland.

Personnel of the Immigration Office at Ngurah Rai Airport refused Andrew Peter Stengouse entry to Bali after he arrived at the airport at 8:45 a.m. local time on Friday. The Australian citizen flew from Darwin to Bali on Air Asia flight number QZ 541.

The immigration officers decided to refuse him entry to Bali after receiving information from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) that Andrew was on a list of sex offenders due to his previous conviction in a pedophilia case.

Ngurah Rai Immigration Office chief Ari Budijanto said this was the fourth time this year the airport’s immigration officers had denied entry to an Australian citizen based on a notification from the AFP.

“This is not the first time we have not allowed a foreigner to enter,” he told The Jakarta Post on Friday, adding that officers sent Andrew back to his country shortly after his arrival. (ecn/ebf)