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COVID-19 pandemic subsides, international travelers have been going back to the
Recently, the parliament passed new laws banning cohabitation and sex outside of marriage. The laws apply to residents, foreign expats, and vacationers in the country.
Although the changes are not expected to kick in for at least another three years, the new criminal code could put foreigners off visiting that country and hurt its global reputation, starving it of vital tourism revenues.
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point of view as tourism industry players, this law will be very
counterproductive for the tourism industry in
The new laws
are a response to rising religious conservatism in Muslim-majority
Indonesian lawmakers have defended the new laws, saying they were an attempt to satisfy “public aspiration” in a diverse nation. Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly said that it was not easy for a multicultural and multi-ethnic country to make a criminal code that “accommodates all interests.”
that the new laws caught him and others off guard because they felt the
government had been very enthusiastic about increasing foreign tourist
arrivals. “Now there will now be rules and laws that will burden tourists and
the industry,” he added. Like most major tourist hotspots around the world,
However, with the pandemic in retreat, government and tourism industry officials had been forecasting a healthy revival, potentially bringing in billions of dollars of revenue for the Indonesian economy.
Travel & Tourism Council, a global industry body, forecast annual growth of
Ken Katut told CNN Travel he believed things were “progressing in the right
direction” in the tourism industry after G20 leaders held a summit in
Under the new criminal code, anyone – Indonesians or foreigners – found guilty of adultery or premarital relations could face 12 months in jail. It is not yet clear how these laws will be enforced.
tourists will think twice about traveling to
Rights groups have noted how the laws will disproportionately affect women and members of the LGBTQ+ community, and added that they could “provide an avenue for selective enforcement.”
Hotel operators have also objected to the laws, saying it would be difficult for them to enforce.
“Asking couples if they are married or not is a very private area and it will be an impossible task to do,” said Ida Bagus Purwa Sidemen, Executive Director of the Indonesian Hotel & Restaurant Association (PHRI).
Sidemen feels that the Indonesian government will review the laws following a public backlash. “We just can’t be asking every couple about their legal marital statuses. It will create huge problems for us,” he said.
“But what is going to happen to us now if the new laws scare tourists off? Will we go back to how we were during the pandemic?”
“The government can’t want tourists (revenue) and enforce these laws that
will scare people away. It just makes no sense.”