Bali introduces new measure to crack down on bad tourist behaviour
Fed-up Balinese authorities will issue an official 'dos and don'ts' card to tourists travelling to the island, in a new bid to combat a recent string of bad behaviour.
A number of tourists have landed in hot water at the popular tourist hotspot in recent months, including several Australians, with officials now looking at new ways to ensure travellers adhere to local rules.
Last month, an Australian woman was fined for not wearing a helmet on her scooter and shouting at a police officer.
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Authorities now say enough is enough, unveiling the new cards to all foreigners entering the island.
The Head of the Regional Office of the Bali Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Anggiat Napitupulu, said the cards are in the final stages of completion.
"The card will be created and handed over at Immigration, so that the Immigration can tuck the card into the foreigner's passport when they land at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport," Napitupulu said, according to The Bali Times.
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"We have had several meetings.
"The tourism office is formulating the narrative. So, it will be either in the form of a pocket-sized sheet or a card.
"The card contains what is allowed and what is not allowed to be done in Bali."
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