Following up on the Foreign Tourist Levy Regulation, the Bali Government Tourism Office conducts monitoring at the Uluwatu Tourist Destination.

  • Update : 28 Mar 2024 10:59
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In response to Bali Provincial Regulation Number 6 of 2023 Regarding Levies for Foreign Tourists for the Protection of Balinese Culture and Environment and Bali Governor Regulation Number 2 of 2024 Regarding Procedures for Payment of Levies for Foreign Tourists, the Bali Government Tourism Office conducted monitoring of tourists at the Uluwatu Tourist Attraction in Badung on Tuesday (3/26) afternoon.

Tjok Bagus Pemayun, the Head of the Bali Government Tourism Office who directly led this monitoring, stated that this activity is part of both monitoring and socialization regarding the levy program for foreign tourists, which has been in effect since February 14, 2024. Such monitoring will be routinely carried out in tourist destinations. According to him, there are still foreign tourists who are unaware of the foreign tourist levy policy.


"In terms of regulation, monitoring or checking of levy vouchers is not only conducted at airports but also implemented in tourist destinations, accommodations, and other places visited by foreign tourists. Not all foreign tourists are aware that Bali has implemented this foreign tourist levy. We realize that the socialization efforts we have made so far have been insufficient, and we will intensify our socialization activities by disseminating information about this Foreign Tourist Levy on social media and collaborating with tourism stakeholders to help spread the information about Foreign Tourist Levy to their guests and clients" he explained.  

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For this reason, Tjok Pemayun admitted that the Bali provincial tourism office would continue to socialize, the response of foreign tourists was considered very good to this foreign tourist levy policy.

"They welcome this policy, but it must be transparent and its use must be clear. We have conveyed that it will be used for environmental conservation and the strengthening of Balinese culture," he added.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesian Recreation Park Business Association (PUTRI) I Gusti Ayu Agung Inda Trimafo Yudha also welcomed the foreign tourist levy policy. She said, she was ready to support and succeed the policy which she said was very good.

“We welcome this policy and are ready to help the government, especially to assist the levy officers in carrying out their duties in the field. We must provide good services and explanations to tourists, do not let them be uncomfortable, we hope that the funds collected can also be used for the tourism sector in addition to the environment and culture,” She said.

Chairman of the Bali Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) Ida Bagus Agung Parta Adnyana also said that he would continue to oversee the foreign tourist levy policy so as not to cause new problems in the tourism industry in the future.

“We will definitely continue to guard, not to cause new problems in the tourism industry. The funds that have been collected at this time may be used immediately. Of course, I hope that the funds that have entered can also be returned for the tourism sector,” explained Gus Agung, the nickname of this Sanur tourism figure.

Also present on this occasion were, the Manager of Tourist destination Management of the Outer Area of Uluwatu temple, Wayan Wijana Manager, Civil Service Police Unit of Bali Province, Civil Service Police Unit of Badung Regency, Indonesian Tourist Association (HPI) Bali, Association of The Indonesian Tours And Travel Agencies (ASITA) Bali.


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