NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – Amid reports of Japanese nationals leaving Bali on a private flight, the Office of the Law and Human Rights Ministry in Bali has said its records show 4,180 Japanese nationals are currently staying in the island.
“In response to a report of several Japanese nationals leaving Indonesia, (I announce) 4,180 Japanese nationals are still in Bali as per our data. But, I have not yet received a report of whether they have really left Bali,” chief of the Office of the Law and Human Rights Ministry in Bali, Jamaruli Manihuruk, said in a press statement released on Friday.
None of the 4,180 Japanese nationals have left Bali via the I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport as of Friday, he informed.
“There have been no (international) flights from and to I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport (in the past few days),” he pointed out.
If any of the Japanese nationals have to leave for their country, their departure will not be recorded at the Bali immigration office because they will have to fly to Jakarta first, he said.
The 4,180 Japanese nationals comprise 1,735 nationals registered at the Ngurah Rai Immigration Office, 2,412 at the Denpasar Immigration Office, and 33 at the Singaraja Immigration Office, he informed.
As many as 906 of the 1,735 Japanese nationals registered at the Ngurah Rai Immigration Office are holding visitor stay permits (ITK), 698 have temporary stay permits (ITAS), and 131 have obtained permanent stay permits (ITAP), he said.
Meanwhile, of the 2,412 Japanese nationals registered at the Denpasar Immigration Office, 1,668 are holding ITK, 991 have ITAS, and 253 have ITAP, he added.
Of the 33 Japanese nationals registered at the Singaraja Immigration Office, three have ITK, 20 ITAS, and 10 have ITAP, he continued.
According to reports, some Japanese nationals left Indonesia on Wednesday (July 14, 2021) on board a special flight organized by a private Japanese company.
Responding to the reports, the Japanese Embassy in Jakarta had said the special flight was not a part of the Japanese government’s efforts to evacuate or repatriate Japanese nationals from Indonesia.(mic)