Bali officials deny reports regarding plan to increase visa on arrival fees

Following studies from a number of native retailers in regards to the Indonesian authorities’s plan to extend the value of visas on arrival (VOA) threefold, two officers (together with Bali Governor Wayan Koster) individually informed reporters that the information will not be true.

As beforehand reported by a number of native information retailers, the chairman of Indonesia’s Tourism Business Collective (GIPI), Ida Bagus Agung Partha Adnyana, expressed his considerations a few plan to extend VOA payment in a panel dialogue in Nusa Dua final week.

When he was contacted to supply additional particulars in regards to the concern, Partha Adnyana mentioned that he had obtained what gave the impression to be an official memo citing a dialogue to extend the VOA payment to IDR 1.5 million (round US$ 105).

Presently, one must pay IDR 500,000 (about US$35) to get a VOA.

“I simply obtained a be aware but when it [is true], we object,” Partha Adnyana mentioned, whereas including that the affiliation was “confused” because the be aware seemed “official”.

After the information broke final week, the pinnacle of the Bali workplace of the Ministry of Legislation and Human Rights, Jamaruli Manihuruk, mentioned over the weekend that there was no modifications to the VOA payment.

“[VOA fee] stays at IDR 500,000 (about US$35),” Jamaruli mentioned, calling information in regards to the plan to extend the VOA payment was “misinformed” and labeling it a “hoax.”

Individually, Bali Governor Wayan Koster mentioned that he has been in contact with officers of the Ministry of Legislation and Human Rights and likewise obtained affirmation that the information was “a hoax.”

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