Tourists Ordered To Leave Bali

Four foreign tourists were ordered to leave the Indonesia resort island of Bali yesterday after violating health protocols.

Main picture Security officers check motorcyclists at a check point during the imposition of an emergency restriction to curb the spread of coronavirus outbreak in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, July 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

A Russian woman was sent to mandatory isolation in an appointed hotel, after testing positive for Covid-19 on her arrival. However she left the hotel, against the protocols, and following her capture has now been sent to another isolation facility until she is deported following her recovery.

Three other tourists, from the United States, Ireland and Russia, have also been detained while waiting to be deported for violating mask wearing rules in the Kuta tourist area. They were detained following a raid.

Security officers check motorcyclists at a check point during the imposition of an emergency restriction to curb the spread of coronavirus outbreak in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Indonesia is facing a coronavirus surge as hospitals grapple with soaring cases amid widespread shortages of oxygen. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Bali has recorded more than 55,300 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, including 1,634 deaths.

Under new emergency measures imposed earlier this month, foreigners face a 1 million rupiah (US$70) fine for not wearing masks correctly and deportation if they do not wear masks at all. Previously deportation would only follow for a second offence.

Source: Associated Press

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