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Passports and Visas

Bali Visa. Important change to Indonesia’s Visa Policy for Tourists.

Please read carefully as there have been changes to Indonesia visa policy. (Updated January 26th 2010)

Countries that do not require a Visa to enter Bali

  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Chile
  • Hongkong Special Administrative Region,
  • Macao Special Administrative Region,
  • Malaysia
  • Morocco
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Countries that require and are eligible for Visa-On Arrivals

Prices US$25 for a stay of up to 30 days. 30 day visa can now be extended. 7 day visas NO longer available. (Updated January 26th2010)


  • Algeria
  • Arab Emirates
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria


  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria


  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic


  • Denmark


  • Egypt
  • Estonia


  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France


  • Germany
  • Greece


  • Hungary


  • Iceland
  • India
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Italy


  • Japan (processed on plane)


  • Kuwait



  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg


  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Monaco


  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway


  • Oman


  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Portugal


  • Qatar


  • Romania
  • Russia


  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland


  • Taiwan
  • Tunisia


  • United Kingdom
  • United States America


It is important to also note the following:

The Visa on Arrival is non-extendable and cannot be converted into a different visa.
The Visa purchasing system will take approximately 3-5 minutes per applicant.
There are 6 payment counters, a bank and a money changer set up to process payments.
Once you have paid for and received your visa you will need to proceed to Immigration where your visa will be processed.

Citizens of countries not on the visa on arrival or visa free lists will be required to apply for a visa before entering Indonesia.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia, and you must have proof of onward passage (either return or through tickets). If you cannot fulfill both of these requirements, you may not be allowed to enter the country.

The Rupiah. Notes 100, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000. Coins 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000.
Bali Time

Bali Time Zone is GMT + 8 hours.


As you can imagine there’s an enormous variety of accommodation available in Bali. It varies from magnificent five star resorts to simple jungle cabins, depending on the location and your holiday budget.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards are acceptable in most hotels along with American dollar traveler’s cheques.


Most hotels use 220 volts, 50 cycles and a round, two-pronged slim plug. Bathroom shaver plugs usually have a transformer switch. We suggest taking an adaptor for your appliance.

Getting Around

You will find a range of chauffeur driven limousines, self-drive cars, taxis and hotel courtesy cars. Many taxis are not metered so it’s wise to negotiate the fare before you climb aboard. Bemos are a unique form of transport. They are a mini-van masquerading as a communal bus. You simply hail the driver and negotiate the fare that suits you both. Motorcycles can also be hired in many places but special care should be exercised at all times as road and traffic conditions can be somewhat hazardous in certain locations. Traveling around Bali is made all the easier because everywhere you go you’ll find friendly people only too happy to give you advice and directions on how to get where you want to go.

Driver’s License

If you wish to hire a car you must be over 18 years of age and posses an International Driver’s License or license from ASEAN countries.


Light, airy, casual clothes are the most practical and you’ll find natural fibers like cotton or linen are the most comfortable in Bali’s often humid conditions. Waist sashes should be worn when visiting temples.
Useful Numbers

Taxis make sure the metre is switched on and flag up is 5,000Rp to start.

Taksi Praja : 289191, 289090
Taksi Bali : 701111


Medical AEA International (Medical Evac) Jl. Hayam Wuruk 40, Denpasar. Tel : 228996
Bali International Medical Center Jl Bypass Ngurah Rai 100X Denpasar.Tel : 761263
Rumah Sakit Dharma Husada (Hospital) Jl. Panglima Sudirman No.50, Denpasar. Tel : 227560
Kuta Clinic : Jl. Raya Kuta No.100X, Kuta. Tel : 753268
Nusa Dua Clinic : Jl. Pramata No. 81A, Nusa Dua. Tel : 771324
Rumah Sakit Umum Sanglah (Hospital) : Jl. Diponegoro, Denpasar. Tel : 227911


Emergency Numbers

Ambulance : 118
Fire : 113
Police : 110
Search & Rescue : 51111
Red Cross : 26465
Operator Assisted Calls Within Indonesia : 100
International : 101

Directory Information

Bali : 108
Indonesia : 106

Credit Card Enquiries

American Express : Grand Bali Beach Hotel, Sanur. Tel : 288511 ext. 111
MasterCard : Bank Central Asia, Jl. Cokroaminoto, Denpasar. Tel : 222652
Visa Card : Bank Duta, Jl. Hayam Wuruk 165, Denpasar. Tel : 226578