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Bali Travel Tips

Visa-Free Short Visit
11 countries and territories are eligible for a “Visa Free” facility. Those holding valid passports from the following countries will be granted a non-extendable 30-day Visa-Free Short Visit Permit upon arrival at an Indonesian international gateway without charge:

  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Chile
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Macau SAR
  • Malaysia
  • Morocco
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Singapore

The official entry requirements for the issuance of a visa-free short visit permit:

  1. Passport must be from one of the eleven countries listed above.
  2. Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months from the date of entry into Indonesia.
  3. Onward or return tickets are compulsory.
  4. Visitors must enter and exit through one of the 15 airports, 21 seaports or one overland border post officially approved as an “international gateway” by the Indonesian Immigration department.

Visa on Arrival:
Visitors holding valid passports from 62 countries can obtain either a 7-day or 30-day non-extendable visa at any of the 15 airports and 21 seaports designated as “international gateways” by the Indonesian Immigration department. The fee for this visa, payable upon landing, is US$10 for a 7-day visa and US$25 for a 30-day visa.

Below is the list of countries and territories which are eligible for Visa of Arrival:

1.Argentina
2.Australia
3.Algeria
4.Bahrain
5.Belgium
6.Brazil
7.Bulgaria
8.Czech Republic
9.Cambodia
10.Canada
11.Cyprus
12.Denmark
13.Egypt
14.Estonia
15.Finland
16.Fiji
17.France
18.Germany
19.Greece
20.Hungary
21.Iceland
22.India
23.Iran
24.Ireland
25.Italy
26.Japan
27.Kuwait
28.Laos
29.Latvia
30.Lithuania
31.Libya
32.Liechtenstein
33.Luxembourg
34.Maldives
35.Malta
36.Mexico
37.Monaco
38.New Zealand
39.Netherlands
40.Norway
41.Oman
42.Panama
43.People’s Republic of China
44.Poland
45.Portugal
46.Qatar
47.Russia
48.Romania
49.Saudi Arabia
50.South Africa
51.South Korea
52.Spain
53. Switzerland
54.Sweden
55.Suriname
56.Slovakia
57.Slovenia
58.Taiwan
59.Tunisia
60.United Arab Emirates
61.United Kingdom
62.United States of America

The official entry requirements for the issuance of a 7-day or 30-day VOA:

  1. Passport must be from one of the countries listed above.
  2. Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months from the date of entry into Indonesia.
  3. Payment of US$10 or US$25 must be paid at the gateway, depending on the length of visa required.
  4. Onward or return tickets are compulsory.
  5. Visitors must enter and exit through one of the 15 airports or 21 seaports officially approved as an “international gateway” by the Indonesian Immigration department.

Visas-on-arrival are non-extendable and non-convertible to another class of visa. Overstays are charged US$20 per day for over stays up to 60 days. Overstay violations over 60 days are liable to 5 years imprisonment or a fine of Rp. 25 million.

Citizens of countries not included on Visa- Free or Visa-on-Arrival lists must apply for a visa overseas before arriving in Indonesia.

Money changers

The official currency of Indonesia is the Rupiah (Rp). If you use moneychangers on the streets, ask them if they charge a commission. Whilst their rates may look good, you could lose out on the commission. We recommend you use only official Money Changers or our currently Exchange Service at the Reception Desk.

Street vendors

The reason these guys are walking up and down the streets and pestering people is because tourists buy fake watches, hats, etc from them. You can choose not to buy from them. But if you decide to buy, just remember “Buyer Beware”!

Shopping

Bali is a shopper’s dreamland. The main tourist roads are lined with stores, shops and stalls selling Indonesian crafts, batik materials and local specialties. In Bali, the first price is not the last price. Learn the art of bargaining, keep a sense of humor, first ask the price that the vendor expects and then counter offer. You usually pay more than the locals, but that’s the way it is. If You don’t intend to buy don’t ask for a price.

Pubs & clubs

Bali has a very exciting and vibrant nightlife. Many of the pubs and clubs are open till the early hours. When you go out at night, take only enough cash that you will need and leave your valuables in the hotel’s safe deposit box. Whilst it is quite safe in Bali, there are pickpockets and other undesirables around, so be careful when out on the streets or in the bars. Have a great night out.

Food stalls -Be careful when buying food off the streets. If it looks questionable, it most probably is.

Taxis & transport

It is recommended to use only metered taxis. You can arrange Taxi or car rental with the hotel’s Concierge or Guest Services.

Security & safety

For your own safety, we recommend you do not reveal your room number to strangers, beach boys, tour guides, etc. Usually they will call you endlessly to buy something or even pass information about you to others. Do not invite beach boys into the hotel or your room, for your own safety and peace of mind.

Tap water

We do not recommend drinking the tap water in Bali. Drink bottled water whenever you are thirsty. When buying bottled water, make sure the seal is not broken. Two bottles are provided in your room daily on a complimentary basis.

Climate

Bali is a tropical island. The average temperature hovers around 30 degrees Celsius year-round. There are dry and wet seasons – dry from April to September and wet from October to March – but it can rain at any time of year and even during the wet season rain is likely to pass quickly. In general May to August are the best months in Bali. At that time of year the climate is likely to be cooler and the rains lightest.

In Kuta, you are sure to have a great time. If you are in an uncomfortable situation, simply smile, apologize, and if necessary, leave quickly. Don’t put yourself in a situation which could land you in trouble.

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