Aussie tourists in Bali could be jailed for having sex outside marriage trends now
Aussies travelling to Bali could face a year in jail if they have sex outside of marriage under a strict new law the country says is 'in line with Indonesian values'.
Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations for Aussies, with over a million visiting in a typical year.
However, the Muslim majority country is now set to introduce tough new laws which will also apply to tourists and visitors.
Not only will sex outside marriage be banned, but so will living with your partner before you are married, according to the new criminal code which is set to be passed on December 15.
Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations for Aussies, with over a million visiting in a typical year. However, sex outside of marriage will now be banned
Indonesia's deputy justice minister, Edward Omar Sharif Hiariej, told Reuters: 'We're proud to have a criminal code that's in line with Indonesian values,'
A previous draft of the code was set to be passed in 2019 but sparked nationwide protests.
Tens of thousands of people