Are you planning a visit to Bali Indonesia Indonesia along with your girlfriend or boyfriend? Well, you need to think again about your trip as the Indonesian government has proposed a new law under which an unmarried couple won’t be allowed to stay in a hotel room together in Bali and if they are doing, it would be considered a criminal offense.
The news might come as a shock, however, it’s all true. The news is more surprising because Bali, Indonasia besides being a populous Muslim country is also one among the foremost popular romantic beach destinations in the world, and is visited by a billions of couples, married or unmarried, every year.
As per the proposed law, if a couple is found guilty, they will need to serve six months in jail or pay 10 million rupiahs (INR 50,354) as a fine.
The law would possibly get effective by the end of this month, as per sources. currently, there are high chances that the new law if passed, might have a massively impact on Bali tourism currently that they have decided to make sex outside of marriage illegal.
The Australian Government has already issued travel advice against Indonesia, warning all the tourists as over a million Australians visited Bali last year. In the advisory, they the goverment have mentioned that tourists traveling to Bali might be confined for having sex outside of marriage only if the law is passed.
Unmarried tourists planning a fun Bali Indonesia vacation will now need to be very cautious. The couple won’t get a space unless they manage to provide a legal wedding certificate as proof. The law will not only hamper tourism but also will discriminate against Indonesia’s LGBTQ community as they might feel uncomfortable visiting the country.
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