95% of the visitors to Bali can receive a Visa on Arrival (VOA). Please check with the Indonesian Embassy in your country to confirm you are eligible for VOA
Requirements and Restrictions :
- Valid passport with 6-months remaining validity
- Two empty pages for immigration stamps
Your Visa is valid for 30 days from date of arrival. This is NOT one month, it’s 30 days. Day 1 is your date of arrival.
Most countries now receive free Visa into Indonesia. Please note a free Visa cannot be extended past 30 days. Should you wish to stay longer than 30 days and extend the Visa you will need to purchase a VOA for USD 35, which can then be extended for a further 30 days.
Indonesian departure tax is included in your airline ticket price.
DUTY FREE ALLOWANCE
The duty free alcohol allowance into Bali is 1 litre of alcohol per Adult. Further alcohol outside of this allowance may be confiscated by Customs.
The unit of currency is the rupiah. Many ATM’s are available throughout the island. Credit cards are widely accepted in the bigger hotels and shops. Money changers are all over Bali but be aware, it is better to use a larger bank or authorised money changer, even if they are not offering the highest exchange rate. Some money changers have amazing ways of ripping off tourists. Ensure you count your money and have been given the right change. Due to the high denominations of the rupiah the currency can be very confusing.
The national language in Indonesia is Bahasa Indonesia, however, English is widely understood, especially in hotels and tourist areas.
The average climate in Bali is between 28 and 30 degrees throughout the year. Between November and March, the ‘wet season’ you can expect tropical showers alternating with clear skies and sunshine. Bali’s climate can be very humid all year round, for this reason it is important to ensure you wear sunscreen, a hat and drink plenty of water.
Electric power in Bali is 220 volts. Not all hotels provide adaptors so it is advisable to bring your own with a two-prong plug.
Nyepi Day is a ‘Day of Silence’ in Bali during which, by law, tourists are required to stay within hotel grounds. This day generally falls in the month of March or April, and many festivals are held before and after this very special day.
Nyepi Day in 2017 will fall on the 28th March.
INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS LICENSE
If you intend to hire a car or bike in Bali, ensure you arrange an International drivers license prior to departure from your home country. Always carry your insurance and registration papers with you for the hired car or bike, along with your International drivers license and license from your home country.
If riding a motor bike ensure both driver and passengers are ALWAYS wearing a helmet. Failing to do so will result in an on the spot fine.
Do not under any circumstances drink the tap water. Bottled water is very cheap and should be the only water used for drinking. Ice in drinks is safe.
If you have any further questions please contact us