Australia Issues Travel Advice for Indonesia after New Criminal … – English

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Australian government has today, December 8, updated travel advice for its citizens who travel to Indonesia following the ratification of the revised criminal code, which bans sex outside marriage.
Earlier this week, the House of Representatives (DPR) passed a new criminal code that will apply to Indonesians and foreigners living in the country, including travelers. Under this policy, sex outside marriage will be punishable by one year in prison, and cohabitation by 6 months
“Indonesian parliament has passed revisions to its criminal code, which includes penalties for cohabitation and sex outside of marriage,” as quoted from on Thursday, December 8, 2022.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade also noted that Indonesia’s new penal code will take effect in the next three years.
“We need to make sure everyone is aware of this new law because the last thing we would want to see is people caught doing something that by Indonesian law they shouldn’t be doing. Even when what they’re doing is perfectly legal [in Australia],” said the Australian immigration spokesperson.
He asked Australians traveling to Indonesia to be aware of the country’s new criminal code. “Travelers, beware. Because otherwise, we could see some very unfortunate situations where we have to provide consular assistance to people who unwittingly or unknowingly do the wrong thing.”
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