Police in Denpasar have arrested three domestic tourists who were allegedly caught carrying fake PCR test results, as the province sees more visitors amid loosened COVID-19 restrictions.
The tourists came from different parts of Indonesia, police said, identifying the suspects as MF from Jakarta, ACA from West Kalimantan, and LL from West Java.
MF and ACA were arrested last Friday, whereas LL was arrested on Sunday.
Indonesia previously implemented a mandatory PCR requirement on all domestic flights, but that has since been reversed as authorities now accept rapid antigen test results for air travel within Java and Bali.
MF and ACA told authorities that they had acquired their fake test results from another person, who police are now investigating. Meanwhile, LL was found to have only taken a rapid antigen test, results of which she edited to show a PCR test result instead to meet the previous travel requirements. They have been charged with fraud under Indonesia’s Criminal Code (KUHP), which carries a maximum prison sentence of 12 years.