Bali tourist expelled for failing to pay hotel bill, causing public nuisance
Another day, another deportation.
A foreigner has been deported from Indonesia by immigration officials in Denpasar after he allegedly made a scene by refusing to pay in full for his hotel in Sanur.
The head of the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights’ Bali office, Anggiat Napitupulu, said today that the 39-year-old, identified by his initials AA, has Russian and German nationalities and had served in the German Marine Corps.
AA checked into the hotel in Sanur in June. During his stay, he argued with hotel management, justifying his anger with unsatisfactory hotel services he claimed to have received.
The owner suggested AA leave the hotel, but he was reluctant to do so and continued to give management a hard time. Eventually, he was reported to authorities for causing trouble with locals.
According to Anggiat, immigration authorities exercised their right to apply administrative sanctions to AA for causing public disorder, as stipulated in Indonesian immigration law. Additionally, Anggiat said that “[AA] didn’t pay the right amount to the hotel as promised,” and was eventually kicked out for it.
AA, who claims to be a blogger and freelance journalist to fund her island life, began her trip to Indonesia on April 23, 2021 and entered the country on a 60-day visitor visa.
“His passport expired on July 19, 2022,” Anggiat added.
Deportation stories are disturbing in Bali. From foreigners disrespecting the island’s sacred culture to complaints against the island’s authorities, AA’s case is just one of many involving a foreigner deported from Indonesia to the series of scandals in Bali.
In fact, AA is one of three people who were expelled this week. A Dutch citizen with the initials CGAB (75) and another German national identified as SAP (55) were deported for overstaying their visas. The three Europeans were deported last Tuesday, flying from Ngurah Rai International Airport to their respective home countries with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.