Of total 966 China's nationals, 623 submitted their requests at Ngurah Rai immigration office, 270 in the Denpasar immigration office, while 73 others had filed their documents in Singaraja, a port town in northern Bali.
"Until late Monday, February 24, 966 Chinese nationals currently staying in Bali have filed for a visa extension under force majeure condition. We also have denied entry into Bali to 107 foreign nationals," the Law and Human Rights Ministry's Bali office head, Sutrisno, said in Kerobokan, Badung on Tuesday, February 25, 2020
According to him, any Chinese national can request for a visa extension as long as the situation in their home country remains critical owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
"Until the situation in China returns to normal, the immigration office will grant a 30-day extension to their stay permits in Indonesia," the official reaffirmed while explaining that the measure was in accordance with Indonesia's regulations.
Moreover, the measure is also necessary for humanitarian reasons. (Antara)