rainbows are being treated as one of the most dangerous symbols in the world and you would think the world couldn't get any weirder in 2022.

To prove that we have so many layers of weird left to uncover. Tourists are included in a new law banning sex between unmarried people.

Two people sharing a hotel room could be in danger if they are found guilty of living together.

After Indonesia andBali struggled through one of the wackiest travel reopening plans in all of tourism, it is now putting it all in jeopardy. Any sex between unmarried adults will result in jail time for tourists. That's really bad.

Here is what you need to know about this law, which is ripe for corruption, if you are planning on going to Indonesia orBali.

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Indonesia’s Bizarre Sex Ban

People were surprised a few weeks ago when a proposal made its way through the criminal code. Extramarital sex was planned to be banned by the country in order to curb the freedom of those in the country.

The bill passed quickly and worryingly. Anyone having sex outside of marriage in Indonesia will face up to a year in jail from the year 2025. This applies to tourists, as well as semi-autonomous regions likeBali.

It is possible that the new law will not be in effect for three years. Two adults in a committed, but not married relationship could be thrown in jail. It is a real threat in a place like that.

Living Together Is Illegal Too?

Un married couples could face up to six months in prison. This is the most worrisome of all. Is living together in a hotel room a crime?

The new morality and blasphemy laws have been strongly opposed by most in the business and tourism sectors.

If unmarried tourists shared a hotel room, they would be at risk of being arrested under the new laws.

Rice fields of the island of Bali at sunrise, Indonesia

No Stranger To Corruption Allegations

Authorities in Indonesia have been accused of corruption many times. Tourists could be threatened with jail time. It's absolutely true.

It is hard to imagine that substantial evidence would be needed to create police claims, and any subsequent ideas of evidence collection are very frightening.

The laws passed with 600 votes, reflecting a strong desire for the largely muslim country to take control of its local laws and beliefs. Elaine Pearson is the director of Human RightsWatch.

“This is a huge setback for a country that has tried to portray itself as a modern Muslim democracy”.

Human Rights Watch

Tourism Is A Moment In Time

I will never visit a country that I adore. I would never consider other places that have evolved into places I would love to visit. Understanding and intrigue into other cultures is what travel is all about.

The risk of jail time for people exercising what should be a universal right to love is too much.

It is hard to imagine that the risk is worth the beauty of the views if these laws come into effect in 25 years. The hope is that the last time these laws were passed, there was a lot of protest. It could happen again.

There aren't a lot of places that offer the natural beauty of Indonesia and its islands like the Gilli's, but there are some. New visitors will come if they are safer.

Rice fields of the island of Bali at sunrise, Indonesia

There is no need to introduceBali. The Island of Gods is the largest tourism draw to Indonesia and is not without stiff domestic competition. After months of hardly any visitors, tourism officials have laid out a plan to restart the business.

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There is a lot of speculation about when tourists will be able to eat, pray and love on the island. The Indonesian Government quickly quashed the plan to open on September 11.

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The good news first or the bad news last. The bad news is that the travel is not open on time. It's going to happen. The good news is that it is not as difficult to reopen as other recent plans.

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