Tourists preparing to board a fast boat from Sanur beach, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, this month. Some visitors obtain visas under false pretences and breach their conditions by working while there, as the recent expulsions of American Kristen Gray and Russian Sergei Kosenko have revealed. Photo: AFP Tourists preparing to board a fast boat from Sanur beach, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, this month. Some visitors obtain visas under false pretences and breach their conditions by working while there, as the recent expulsions of American Kristen Gray and Russian Sergei Kosenko have revealed. Photo: AFP
Tourists preparing to board a fast boat from Sanur beach, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, this month. Some visitors obtain visas under false pretences and breach their conditions by working while there, as the recent expulsions of American Kristen Gray and Russian Sergei Kosenko have revealed. Photo: AFP
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How weak law enforcement in Bali lets digital nomads get away with breaking Indonesian rules

  • Two women admit finding ways around Indonesia’s temporary tourist entry ban to get to Bali, where authorities recently made high-profile expulsions of visitors
  • Digital nomads may be flouting the rules en masse but enforcement is weak, a lawyer explains. However, there are signs that may be changing

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Tourists preparing to board a fast boat from Sanur beach, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, this month. Some visitors obtain visas under false pretences and breach their conditions by working while there, as the recent expulsions of American Kristen Gray and Russian Sergei Kosenko have revealed. Photo: AFP Tourists preparing to board a fast boat from Sanur beach, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, this month. Some visitors obtain visas under false pretences and breach their conditions by working while there, as the recent expulsions of American Kristen Gray and Russian Sergei Kosenko have revealed. Photo: AFP
Tourists preparing to board a fast boat from Sanur beach, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, this month. Some visitors obtain visas under false pretences and breach their conditions by working while there, as the recent expulsions of American Kristen Gray and Russian Sergei Kosenko have revealed. Photo: AFP
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