Indonesia's new sex laws and what they could mean for tourism

Tourism operators in Indonesia are still trying to recover from the devastating impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic

Indonesian lawmakers unanimously passed a sweeping new criminal code on Tuesday that criminalizes sex outside marriage

The controversial laws, which critics have labelled a "disaster" for human right

Also ban unmarried couples from living together and restrict political and religious freedom

The new criminal code is set to take effect in three years and apply to Indonesians and foreigners living in the country, as well as visitor

The world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, Indonesia has seen a rise in religious conservatism in recent year

some advocates hailed the passage as a victory for the country’s LGBTQ community