Indonesia’s New Law Banning Unmarried Couples from Having Sex Threatens Tourism Recovery

Just as Indonesia’s post-pandemic tourism economy started to rebound in places like Bali, a new law that punishes sex outside marriage for locals and tourists - with up to 12 months in jail - is threating to derail this progress.

 

Citing major challenges in verification and enforcement, the Indonesian Hotel & Restaurant Association (PHRI) hopes that the government will review the laws following public backlash, reports CNN.

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