Indonesia’s Bali is disappearing with the accidents caused by foreign tourists on motorbikes. That is why they are no longer allowed to ride a motorbike on the island, which is popular with the Dutch, for example. This is decided by the local authorities.
Renting a motorbike is very popular among tourists who want to explore Bali. But due to “chaos and misconduct,” foreigners are now only allowed to use transportation that meets certain criteria, says Gov. Wayan Koster. According to him, this measure should “ensure the quality of decent tourism.”
How the ban will be enforced is currently unknown. Koster asked the Department of Justice for support in revoking visas from tourists caught riding a motorcycle or committing other crimes, such as illegal work or misusing residence permits.
Bali, the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia, has recently witnessed many motorcycle accidents involving tourists. A local motorcyclist was hit by a drunk tourist last month. The victim had to be hospitalized. In January, two foreigners died after being hit by two motorcycles.
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