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Asia, Bali, Denpasar

❌ Bali bans influencers 😱

On Friday 31 March, the Indonesian government officially announced that it intends to combat the negative aspects brought on by influencers and content creators visiting the island.

In an unprecedented move, the local government is creating new laws that will make filming certain locations within Bali against the law.

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"Long lasting damage is being caused to our island's sacred places. Increasingly, influencers and content creators alike are going off designated paths and causing damage to areas that should be restricted. We need to act now to preserve these places of important cultural heritage." said Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia.

From May 1, new rules will come into force that will give local officals the power to give on-the-spot fines to anyone filming in certain areas of Bali. Those who are caught will receive a fine of $1,000 (approximately £810).

The new rules also apply to drone footage, and with airspace in certain areas restricted and punishable by fines. Fines will also be issued to those posting on social media after the law is in place.

- Find out which areas are restricted 🔗

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