A Chinese tourist has been deported after authorities uncovered his covert travel agency operation.
During his stint on the Island of the Gods, the 30-year-old tourist, identified only as YZ, was actively soliciting Chinese tourists and engaging in the rental of vehicles.
The Ngurah Rai Bali Immigration Office then expelled YZ from the country for violating residency regulations by engaging in employment at a Bali-based company. The exit happened at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport on Friday evening.
The Ngurah Rai Immigration Office Head Suhendra said in a statement made available publicly last night that YZ had been on Indonesian soil twice.
“First in 2018 and most recently on August 23, 2023, YZ touched down at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport using a B211 Visitor Visa,” he said.
Suhendra underscored that YZ was apprehended by the Immigration Intelligence and Enforcement Team during a routine immigration patrol, where evidence and examinations revealed his misuse of the residence permit.
“YZ was actively involved in sourcing Chinese tourists. During his time in Indonesia, he arranged for transportation by renting vehicles from a local transportation company,” he explained.
The deportation process saw YZ being escorted back to his homeland via Xiamen Air, departing from Denpasar to Xiamen, followed by a connecting flight on China Express Airlines to Wuhu.
“We have taken administrative immigration action against him in the form of deportation, and his name has been blacklisted, Suhendra added.