Bali authorities may have initially made strong declarations against foreign nationals who violate health protocols, but enforcement of the rules is evidently easier said than done.
I Dewa Nyoman Rai Dharmadi, Head of Law Enforcement and Discipline on the COVID-19 Task Force in Bali, said when it comes to the mandatory mask rule, for example, wearing the wrong type of mask is considered a light offense, Dharmadi explained.
In this case, officers will provide a proper mask and give the violator a warning. Medium offenses consist of improper use of masks, such as having them hanging down, for which foreigners may be subjected to an IDR 1 million (US$69) fine.
Meanwhile, the threat of deportation only applies to foreigners caught wearing no masks.