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It's Said to Be Too Easy for Foreign Nationals to Enter Indonesia, Leading to Disorder

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Changes in Indonesia's Visa Policy

Why the Change?

It's said to be too easy for foreign nationals to enter Indonesia, which leads to disorder and public disturbances.

Visa Policy Changes in 2023

Throughout 2023, Indonesia's visa-free entry policy for tourists has seen significant modifications. The visa exemption for 159 out of 169 countries has been temporarily revoked.

Background of Visa-Free Policy

Since 2016, Indonesia had a visa-free policy for tourists from 169 countries, allowing a 30-day stay under specific conditions.

Reasons for Temporary Revocation

The decision is mainly due to public order disturbances and health concerns, including the spread of diseases from countries not yet declared disease-free by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Recent Incidents in Bali

Recent months have seen various incidents in Bali involving tourists. These include reckless driving, working without permits, and conflicts with locals.

Official Statement by Immigration Authorities

In June 2023, the Director-General of Immigration stated that Indonesia has often encountered issues with low-quality foreign nationals. The ease of entry for foreign nationals into the country has been a concern.

New Decree on Visa Policy

On June 7, 2023, a new decree listed 159 countries whose nationals are no longer eligible for visa-free entry into Indonesia.

Countries Affected by the New Policy

This list includes countries such as the United States, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and many others. However, nationals from 10 ASEAN countries still enjoy visa-free entry.