kristen grey - digital nomad deported from bali for unsettling the public
Kristen Grey an american digital nomad in Bali stirred a controversial thread on twitter that went viral. She shared on how to move to Bali and as that thread went viral it also lead to her and her girlfriend's deportation from Bali.
Jamaruli Manihuruk,Head of the Bali office for the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, explained that official investigation have found Kristen Grey guilty of many charges including guilty of violating a number of immigration laws, including “spreading information that could unsettle the public,” such as Bali being queer-friendly and suggesting that foreigners can enter Indonesia during the pandemic.
“The concerned foreign national is suspected to have done business by selling her e-book and putting up consultation fees on traveling to Bali, which means she can be subject to sanctions according to the 2011 Immigration Law,” the statement also said, explaining that those actions mean Gray has violated the purpose of her stay permit.
Grey stayed in Indonesia on visitor stay permit which was valid through January 24, however she has violated a number of immigration regulations as the investigation has concluded.
“An American national by the name Kristen Antoinette Gray is subjected to Administrative Act from Immigration in the form of deportation,” the statement said.
Grey was detained at the Immigration Detention Center in Denpasar and later deported. Kristen and her girlfriend Saundra are prohibited from entering Indonesia for six months.
The American sparked a heated debate on Twitter after she wrote a thread about moving to Bali, for which she was accused of being culturally tone-deaf and encouraging others to get around travel restrictions amid the pandemic, among others.