Bali Plans Tourist Fee to Save Environment
The planned tourist fee is $10
In an effort to preserve the natural landscape, Bali plans to tax tourists.
“This will give us better financial opportunities to support the development of Bali,” Bali Governor Vayan Coster.
Bali is struggling against growing volumes of plastic waste on its beaches and in the water. Every day in Bali about 3,800 tons of waste are produced, of which only 60 percent makes it to landfills.
Plastic waste has become such a problem that last year the island banned single-use plastic, such as plastic shopping bags.
Bali isn’t alone. This month Japan started collecting a tax of 1,000 yen ($12.40) from visiting foreigners to finance its tourist infrastructure.