Visa Regulations for Bali / Indonesia
No Visa is needed for ASEAN Countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) and Timor-Leste.
The VOA rules apply in most countries:
The VOA for Bali (Indonesia) can be purchased at the VOA counter in the airport arrival hall, or you can apply for an eVOA in advance through the official website https://molina.imigrasi.go.id/. The VOA is charged Rp500,000.
Procedure & Requirement
VOA application is submitted by the Foreign Nationals at certain Immigration Checkpoint with the following requirements:
- A legal and valid passport for at least six months
- A return ticket or onward ticket to continue the trip to another country, except for the crew of means of transport which will stop over to join the ship and continue the journey to another country
The procedure of granting VOA at the VOA counter are as follows:
- The Immigration Officer will check the completeness of your requirements.
- Fill in the data on the provided form.
- Get the payment code right after your required documents are declared complete. You shall pay the immigration fees in accordance with the legislation.
- The Immigration Officer will create a profile and verify your data.
- You will get the visa grant approval, then the Immigration Officer will put a VOA sticker to your travel document.
- VOA is directly granted at the VOA counter if all requirements are fulfilled.
Ticket from Indonesia
According to the rules, you must have a return ticket or a ticket to a third country to enter Indonesia. A ticket from Indonesia will not always be checked, but you should understand that if a passport control officer or an airline employee requests it, you must present it. Otherwise, you may be denied entry into the country or check-in for a flight.
All international travelers are required to fill out a Customs Declaration (CD) to enter the country. This can be done online at the airport upon arrival or completed through the official website ecd.beacukai.go.id in advance.
Bali Tourist Levy Notice
The Bali Provincial Government is set to enforce new tourist levy regulations from February 14, 2024. International visitors to Bali will be subject to a mandatory tourist levy of IDR 150,000 or USD 10, in adherence to Law Number 15 of 2023 of the Province of Bali.
Travellers are encouraged to conveniently settle this payment via the Love Bali website or App prior to their arrival. Upon payment, a tourism levy voucher will be sent via email, and tourists should store it on their smartphones for scanning at checkpoints in Bali Airport and sea ports.
For additional details, please visit the Love Bali website https://lovebali.baliprov.go.id/.
Bali is in the Central Indonesian Time (WITA) time zone: + 08:00 hour GMT/UTC.
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Season and Weather
Bali is located just a few degrees south of the equator. It has a tropical climate with sunshine all year round and tends to be hot and humid all along the year. Rainy season usually starts from November to March, and a relatively dry season often occurs from April to October; however, some showers can still occur, so it is better to always prepare umbrellas and raincoats. In the rainy season, it usually rains a couple of hours in the morning or in the afternoon, while for the rest of the day, it has sunshine for a few hours.
Temperatures are high and uniform throughout the year. They are slightly higher from October to March and the temperatures can reach 30°C, with the daily average at around 27 °C (81 °F). They are a bit lower from June to September, when the daily average is around 26 °C (79 °F). In the rainy season, there is muggy heat due to high humidity.
In Bali there are many ways of transportation for you to travel easily from one place to another. You can rent bicycles, motorbikes, or cars. You also can take a conventional taxi (Blue Bird) or you can also find a car and driver who will also be your guide. Tell the driver your desired route and negotiate a fee. An important virtue to have while on the road in Bali is patience! Although the road system in the heavily populated areas is quite reasonable (condition wise), it can also be heavily congested at peak periods. Ceremonial processions often take up the entire road so if you are caught behind a procession, enjoy the colorful experience.
Currency and Bank Services
For transactions, the Balinese people use Rupiah (Rp) as the official currency. The applicable banknotes here start from Rp1,000, Rp2,000, Rp5,000, Rp10,000, Rp50,000, and up to Rp100,000 as the largest value. While the value of coins is Rp100, Rp200, Rp500, and Rp1,000.
Banks are open from Monday to Friday, generally from 8:00am to 2:00pm. ATMs (cash machines) work 24 hours a day. All banks close at weekends and on public holidays. There are plenty of currency exchange offices, banks, and cash machines throughout the city.
Balinese people use Indonesian and Balinese to communicate with each other. The most common foreign language used here is English.
Electric Socket, Plugs, Adapters
The socket models that you will find in Bali are models C and F. This type has two cylindrical connection legs designed which is the standard European plug. A universal plug would also suffice.
The standard voltage throughout Indonesia is normally 230 V and with a standard frequency of 50 Hz. If you are from the the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia or Africa, most of your phones, laptops and other gadgets could be charged like normal. However, if you come from countries like the United States, Canada, and most South American countries, the range of voltage differs in Indonesia.
Internet and Connectivity
In order to keep internet connection running smoothly, you should choose a prepaid local SIM (Subscriber Identification Module) card. With Rp100,000 you can get various types of internet quota,so that you can stay online for a month. You can get a SIM card in a local merchant available almost everywhere. The WI-FI connection is usually available at hotels, restaurants, or large shopping centers.
The international dialing code from abroad to an Indonesian number is +62.
For international calls, dial 00 + national code + area code + personal number. Mobile phone network coverage is available across Indonesian and relatively good across Bali.
- Emergency: 112
- Ambulance: 118
- Police: 110
- Fire Department: 113
When contacting the important numbers above, please use the country code and area code. You can start by pressing +62 (0) for the Indonesian country code, then press – 361 for the Bali region code. Then continue pressing the destination number, for example – 112.
Ground Transportation and Security
Taxis (Blue Bird Group) are the most convenient way of getting around and can be hailed or pre-booked. However, hiring a car and driver for the day works out more efficiently. Most car rentals are provided by professional companies that use late model vehicles.
The convention centers in Nusa Dua have a fully integrated security system, which is manned 24 hours a day by trained and friendly security personnel. With security checkpoint gates, the Nusa Dua area is one of the most secure tourist districts in Bali.
Shopping in Bali
Bali Collection is a shopping center, which gives the best shopping, dining, and entertainment experience in Nusa Dua Bali.
There is free shuttle bus service for all guests in the Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa hotels.
For more information, please visit: http://bali-collection.com/
Although it is not mandatory to tip for every service, the tips are nevertheless appreciated. Depending on the level of service provided, tips range about 5% to 10% of the total bill.
The complete Bali island map is here Bali map
QUESTION AND ANSWERS
- Q: How do I get from International Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) to Nusa Dua vicinity the fastest?
A: The fastest way to get from Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) to Nusa Dua Area is by taxi. Taking this option will cost Rp170,000 – Rp200,000 and will take about 11 minutes.
- Q: Where can I stay near BNDCC?
A: There are more than 5,000 hotel rooms available near BNDCC. Prices start at Rp1,350,000 per night.
- Q: What transportation companies run services between Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS), Indonesia and BNDCC?
A: You can ride a Ngurah Rai Airport Taxi, Grab Taxi or one from Blue Bird Group.