Bali governor prohibits motorbike rental for foreign tourists due to reckless driving and violations of traffic regulations

Governor Wayan Koster of Bali has prohibited foreign tourists from renting and riding motorbikes on Bali’s roads due to reckless driving, leading to accidents and fatalities. The ban will take effect this year, and visitors are expected to use transportation services that meet specific criteria. Bali Police records show that over 171 foreign nationals have violated traffic regulations. However, the Chairman of the Bali Motorbike Rental Association expressed concern over the ban’s negative impact and suggested enforcing existing regulations instead. Authorities have also requested the central immigration agency to cancel the visa-on-arrival policy for Russian and Ukrainian nationals.