Indonesia – Bali Travel Tips

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Indonesia Bali Travel Tips offer you free information or tips for traveling to Bali and other regions in Indonesia. It is very important to know the specific things the country conditions, customs, habits, cultures, and other informal information before arriving in Indonesia and Bali. Bali is a small island which is also called by the island of the god in paradise. It is surrounded by the beautiful panorama, long beach with the white sand, and covered by the tropical situation. by this condition, your holiday will more enjoyable in Indonesia Bali and bring home with an unforgettable experience. Before entering Bali Island we are delighted to provide some travel tips for your further reference in order to keep your holidays are memorable until back home.

Passport and Visa Valid in Indonesia – Bali

Entering Visa Policy for Tourists.

Indonesian Government has conducted the new Entering Visa policies for tourists who are entering to Bali and Indonesia as of 01 February 2004 as clearly stated below:

The Tourists from the following countries are not requiring a Visa to enter Bali and other regions in Indonesia. Valid for stay up to 30 days.

List of the country

  • Albania
  • Aljazair
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cuba
  • Comoros
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Germany
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Grenade
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Hungary
  • Honduras
  • Hongkong Special Administrative Region
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordania
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao Special Administrative Region
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Marshall Islands
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Mongolia
  • Mozambique
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Paraguay
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadine
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Swaziland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor Leste
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • United Arab Emirates
  • The United Kingdom
  • United States America
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican
  • Vietnam
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

IMPORTANT of Bali traveling tips:

  • The Visa on Arrival can not be extended and converted into a different visa
  • The Visa purchasing process will take about 3-5 minutes per applicant
  • There are available 6 payment counters, a bank and a money changer set up to process payments located at the airport
  • Once purchasing the visa on arrival, you will need to proceed to Immigration where your visa will be processed and furthermore.

For the citizens of countries who are not on the Visa on Arrival List or Visa Free Lists will be required to apply for a visa before entering Indonesia and you may contact the nearest Indonesian Embassy


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.


To leave from Indonesia to the country destinations or to the local destination via the airport, the Indonesian Government will apply the airport tax for every flight passenger at cost

  • Domestic Airport Tax is Rp. 75.000 per person
  • International Airport Tax is Rp. 200.000 per person and furthermore.

New Security Rules at Bali’s International Airport

Effective of 31 March 2007, a new regulation of liquids, aerosols, and gels for international passengers on all flight departing Denpasar Bali and to Denpasar Bali is executed. It is issued to improve the security system on passenger services at Bali International Airport and the flight accordingly. Please see more details about the regulation of liquids, aerosols, and gels at Bali’s Airport.

Bali Time

Bali Time Zone is GMT + 8 hours


Indonesia Currency is called Rupiah (Rp). The Rupiah Notes are 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000 and Coins 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000.

If you bring American Dollars (US$) to Indonesia and Bali for a further transaction, please kindly noted that the following terms of US Currency/ US Dollar which not be accepted in major banks or companies as follows:

  • Series Number with CB and DB code is not accepted
  • Year making is lowest than 2004 are not accepted
  • Money, where there is its streak / illegally written/in a state of tearing/ its picture in looked to be turn tail, is not accepted and furthermore.
us, dollar

Money Changer

A lot of small money changer shops are available on the island and run an illegal business which might lose your money after changing. The modus of operation this shop is putting the exchange rate is higher than the market exchange rate which able to deceive you and building the interest to change your money there. Once you are changing the money, some shop staff will surround you and having a nice talk to deceive you when the money calculation. Therefore in order to save your money, we recommend you change the money in the bank or in the hotel cashier although the exchange rates are below the market exchange rate. In case you have been rash to change the money at the illegal shop, please be assuring:

Take note of below attention:

  • Bring your own calculator
  • Account your money before presenting to them
  • Calculate the rate in your own calculator and compare with them
  • Calculate the money (Rupiah) after given by the staff accurately
  • If the money is not correct, ask them the rest or call the nearest security or police and furthermore.


Bali as a tourist destination has a lot of choice for accommodation from the high class until the lowest one which more popular called LOSMEN/GUEST HOUSE. The availabilities of the accommodation are based on the choice of location, hotel classification, facilities, etc. Please CLICK HERE to get more info about the hotel list

Credit Cards

The majority of credit cards are accepted by most of the hotels including the bar, restaurant and shop in Bali along with American dollar travel cheque and furthermore.

Driving License

If you wish to rent a car or motorbike you must be over 18 years old and possess an International Driver’s License or license from ASEAN countries and furthermore regulation.

Getting Around

There is a lot of transportation available in this island from self-drive cars, taxis, and hotel courtesy cars. Many taxis do not have a meter account so you may negotiate the price before having abroad. A lot of Motorcycles can also be hired in many places and ensure you have to check the complete papers of the motorbike and insurance cover of the motorbike. Some of the motorbikes are manually gear and rest of them automatically. Please do practice before starting to drive it. Traveling around Bali is very easy to located the destination, due Bali is a small island and not much road should be remembered and if you having lost the way, the Balinese will very happy to show you the way on every your request. Please don’t forget to bring the Bali Map to guide your travel on this island.

Useful Numbers

Transportation Number and furthermore

Bali TaxiPhone: (0361) 701111Location: Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Kuta, Denpasar, Sanur
Kowinu TaxiPhone: (0361) Kowinu Taxi and furthermoreLocation: Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa
Jimbaran Taxi Area: Jimbaran
Ayu MertaPhone : (0361) 7441796Address: Jl. Wana Segara, st 169 Tuban – Bali
KarmilaPhone : (0361) 773462Address: Jl. Pratama Street 79A Nusa Dua, Bali
Liberi and furthermoreContact : (0361) 775795Location:  55X street Nusa Dua, Bali
CV Lintas PersadaPhone : (0361) 771702Address: Jl. Baypass Ngurah Rai,Nusa Dua, Bali
Akuba and furthermorePhone : (0361) 772139Address: Jl. Pratama Street 57C Nusa Dua, Bali

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