Bali Seeks New Tourists After Kicking Out 136 Unruly Ones

Bali wants these new kinds of tourists instead of the unruly ones.
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Bali is so fed up with unruly tourist nonsense that the country is seeking a new kind of tourist, particularly seasoned and with a whole lot of bread. You’ll get what I mean!

According to the Bali immigration office, the local government has deported 136 foreigners this year due to misconduct such as indecent exposure, rowdy behavior, and rule-breaking. In an effort to shift its tourism focus, the Indonesian paradise island, known for its beaches and lush rice fields, aims to attract talented nomads, retirees, and health buffs instead of vacationers who misbehave.

What kinds of tourists is Bali seeking? 

Instead of choosing between accepting all tourists or implementing selectivity, Bali Governor I Wayan Koster chose to transform the island into a health hub and research center to attract retirees and health workers, partnering with Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. This includes a medical center in Sanur and a research hub in Serangan, collaborating with Tsinghua University’s Southeast Asia Center.

Bali is also attracting investors with tax breaks and simplified regulations, aiming for 477 trillion rupiahs ($32 billion) in foreign-currency earnings by 2052. Misbehaving tourists will face restrictions such as entry taxes, visitor quotas, and activity bans. Licensed tour guides and adherence to dress codes and regulations are required. Skilled individuals in digital, health, research, and technology sectors may qualify for “golden visas.” Visitors with 2 billion rupiahs ($134,480)  in their bank accounts can obtain a “second home” visa for up to 10 years.

So, if you’re a well-behaved traveler with a significant amount in your bank account, Bali is your oyster!

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