Urgent holiday warning as top sun-soaked party destination threatens to block boozy Brits after locals’ fury

BOOZY Brits could be barred from visiting one of the world’s sunniest party destinations.

The urgent holiday warning comes as the Indonesian government threatened to crack down on disrespectful tourists visiting Bali.

Alcohol-addicted Brits could be left out of Bali's wild parties


Alcohol-addicted Brits could be left out of Bali’s wild partiesCredit: Alamy
The Indonesian government is cracking down on rowdy tourists over local complaints


The Indonesian government is cracking down on rowdy tourists over local complaintsPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty
Bali is an idyllic escape and a backpacker hotspot


Bali is an idyllic escape and a backpacker hotspotPhoto credit: Getty

The holiday hotspot is popular with backpackers and has earned a reputation as the “Island of the Gods”.

However, a spate of complaints from locals claiming the British were ravaging the island has led to the harsh measures being tested.

Earlier this year, a tourist filmed himself naked at a Hindu holy site.

Another man was seen screaming outside of a religious ritual and lunging at security officers.

While filing an official complaint about rooster crowing at dawn, a group of tourists angered farmers who make a living from poultry.

That’s why Bali officials want to limit international arrivals to seven million tourists a year – following a similar move by Amsterdam City Council.

Travelers may also have to meet strict criteria before stepping onto the idyllic escape.

Wayan Koster, the governor of Bali, told local media: “These foreigners are very arrogant, but I am not anti-foreigners.”

“In order to regulate the entry of foreign tourists, a comprehensive evaluation is necessary.”

“For example, based on certain criteria, a limit of seven million people could be considered.

“In the future we will no longer count on this level of tourism, but on quality tourism.

“This is to preserve Balinese culture and local wisdom, which must be worthy.”

The island – home to 4.3 million people – welcomed 6.3 million visitors in 2019.

Those numbers are up more than two million from the decade before.

The Indonesian government explained that the sharp increase had also led to increased traffic jams, traffic violations and mountains of rubbish.

The island recently banned tourists from riding mopeds for antisocial behavior.

The tough restrictions come just months after Amsterdam announced it would crack down on rowdy Britons.

Russell Falcon

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