The Indonesian island of Bali is banning tourists from renting motorbikes.
The new rules – part of a crackdown on antisocial behaviour – come after a series of traffic offences by foreigners.
Visitors will be encouraged to rent cars instead.
” As tourists, [you should] act as tourists,” Governor I Wayan Koster said.
“[This means] using the vehicles prepared by travel agents, instead of roaming around with motorbikes, without wearing t-shirts and clothes, with no helmets, violating [traffic rules], and even without a licence.”
Around 6.2 million people visited Bali in 2019 – including 1.2 million Australians.
Many of these tourists favour motorbikes to get around which can easily navigate the country’s winding roads.
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