My brother is a cyclist in one of Philippine cycling teams and invited to the 11th Tour De Singkarak. He took the flight to Indonesia from Asmara with Ethiopian Airlines. But up on arrival He was refused by the immigration reasoning that the invitation doesn't state Visa on Arrival. He returned back home and was asked by Ethiopian airlines to pay 3500 USD.
- Can the airline charge the passenger?
- If Indonesian immigration reasoning is right, shouldn't the airline be responsible in checking an eligible document prior to boarding?