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The Official e-Visa Website for Indonesia

Visa application guideline :.

Explore and apply for a suitable visa. The requirement documents should be prepared.

Make Visa fee payment by SIMPONI or Mastercard, Visa or JCB credit/debit card.

Once approved, a link to download the visa will be sent to your email.

Golden Visa is Available Visa Exemption for ASEAN Foreigner is Available

Electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VOA) application can be done simultaneously for 5 people

Visa for Bali: Eligibility and Application

In addition to obtaining the eVOA, you must also complete an Electronic Customs Declaration (e-CD) to enter Indonesia.

You might need a visa to travel to Bali. This depends on your nationality and travel plans.

International visitors can now travel to Bali with an online visa .

If you’re from an eligible country, you can get 2 different types of eVisa for Bali : the e-VOA and the Visitor Visa 211A.

This page includes useful information about the Bali visa policy and regulations to help you get the visa you need.

Bali Visa Application

The e-VOA and Visitor Visa are the most convenient visa options for international tourists.

To complete your Indonesia online visa application , you need to:

https://www.indonesiavisaonline.com

Fill out the application form

https://www.indonesiavisaonline.com

Upload copies of relevant documents

https://www.indonesiavisaonline.com

Pay the application fee

Travelers who are not eligible for an electronic tourist visa may request a traditional visa at the nearest Indonesian embassy or consulate in person.

Under Indonesia’s visa policy, travelers from some countries travel to Bali without a visa for up to 30 days. Check the Indonesia visa requirements for your nationality before making travel arrangements.

A visa for Indonesia allows travelers to visit Bali’s most popular towns and destinations such as:

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  • Penida island

Bali Visa Requirements

Visa requirements vary depending on the type of permit , as well as the applicant’s nationality.

In general, visa requirements for Bali include:

  • Eligible passport that meets the validity criteria
  • Completing the application form
  • Submitting relevant supporting documents (these depend on the visitor’s specific circumstances)
  • Providing recent passport-sized photographs (if applicable)
  • Not representing a threat to the safety and health of the Indonesian public and foreigners

Visa-free nationals can enter Bali with an eligible passport that is valid for at least 6 months and has at least one blank page. Emergency and temporary passports are not eligible for visa exemption.

Bali Travel Requirements 2023 - 2024

Visa-free entry to Bali remains suspended for most nationalities in 2023. All international visitors (except for ASEAN and Timor-Leste nationals) now need a visa for Bali .

Most travelers can now go to Bali with an approved e-VOA or electronic Visitor Visa for Indonesia . You must meet the requirements and apply online.

Bali Electronic Visa on Arrival

Many visitors to Bali can now obtain 2 types of electronic visas —the Indonesia e-VOA and the online Visitor Visa.

These online visas are quick and easy to request , thanks to the completely digital system. Eligible travelers simply need to complete the online form, then the approved Bali visa is sent to them by email within 2 days.

The electronic visas are valid for entry at Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali , plus other airports throughout Indonesia. You need to present your approved visa and passport when you arrive at immigration.

Please be aware that being eligible for the visa of arrival for Bali does not guarantee entry . Visitors may be turned back should they not meet the Indonesia e-VOA requirements.

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Who is eligible for the Bali e-VOA and Visitor Visa?

Citizens of the following countries can apply for electronic tourist visas for Indonesia:

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  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
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  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • Timor-Leste
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  • United States
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Do you need a visa to go to Bali?

Bali is one of Indonesia’s most popular islands. The Indonesian visa policy and regulations , apply to those who wish to travel to Bali.

Generally, foreign visitors need an Indonesian visa to access Bali. Only ASEAN nationals can travel to Bali without a visa for up to 30 days. Visa-free stays are allowed for purposes including tourism and business meetings.

If you do not have a passport from a visa-exempt country, you need to apply for a visa for Bali. The type of visa you need depends on your reason for visiting and how long you’ll stay.

How long do visas last in Bali?

This depends on the specific type of visa. Indonesia offers a variety of visas for Bali and the rest of the country. Foreign nationals can choose the one that best suits their travel needs:

  • Electronic visa on arrival (e-VOA) for Bali allows stays of up to 30 days (can be extended once for 30 days)
  • Electronic Visitor Visa for Bali allows stays of up to 60 days (can be extended twice for 60 days each time)

Both types of Bali eVisa are valid to be used for entry for 90 days from the date of issue.

Longer visas are also available to those who intend to spend extended periods of time in Indonesia, for example, to work or study.

Do US citizens need a visa to Bali?

US ordinary passport holders need a visa to travel to Bali , even for short stays. Visa-free entry for most nationalities is currently suspended.

American nationals must apply for an Indonesia e-VOA or Tourist Visitor Visa nefore traveling to Bali . Check the visa specifications and select the best option for your trip to Bali.

Access to Indonesia's visa requirements for American citizens

What injections do I need for Bali?

Most Western visitors do not need specific vaccinations as part of the entry requirements for Bali and Indonesia. However, foreigners should make an appointment with their health practitioner at least 6 to 8 weeks before travel to discuss their specific needs.

The World Health Organization lists the following recommended vaccinations for Bali :

  • Routine vaccinations and injections for all travelers (such as measles, MMR, Tdap, etc.)
  • Typhoid and Hepatitis A for most travelers
  • Hepatitis B, Rabies, Cholera, and Japanese Encephalitis for some travelers

Each case should be assessed according to the visitor’s travel history, vaccine record, and planned activities in Bali.

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How to Get a Visa for Bali, Indonesia (2024 Update)

How to Get a Visa for Bali, Indonesia (2024 Update)

In Bali, expect to see everything from powerful waterfalls to tropical islands, volcanoes, and lush green rice paddies. To experience an epic trip in Bali, you’ll need to figure out if you need a visa and how to get your Bali Visa before entering. Indonesia has different types of tourist visas, and you have to choose the right visa according to the length of your stay in Bali or other parts of Indonesia. Note: This guide not only applies to Bali but to all of Indonesia.

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Which Bali visa is right for you?

To know which Bali visa is right for you, you’ll need to be sure of the length of time you hope to stay. Find out the main options for tourists visiting Bali below. We’ve partnered with Visa Indonesia ; use the code SaltInOurHair at checkout for an exclusive discount on Multiple Entry and B211A visas!

1. Visa on Arrival Bali (up to 60 days)

Are you visiting Bali for a holiday, and are you staying for a maximum of 30 days? Then a Visa on Arrival is good for you! If you have plans to stay longer than 30 days (up to 60 days), this Indonesia Visa on Arrival (VOA) is still the right choice.

VOA and E-VOA

You can request a VOA upon arrival at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, or use the easier new e-VOA system introduced in late 2022.

The VOA and e-VOA are valid for 30 days, and that visa can be extended for another 30 days in Indonesia (60 days in total). The VOA and e-VOA visa both cost 35 USD and can be paid in IDR, EUR, AUD, or USD. For a VOA, we recommend that you bring cash to the airport.

📣 NEW: If you apply via an e-VOA + extension before entering Indonesia, you won’t need to visit the immigration office at all. This is a new option introduced in 2023. Get your e-VOA + extension here .

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There are some countries exempt from VOA that can enter for free (max 30 days). These are:

  • Philippines

Not sure if you need a visa for Bali, Indonesia? Check it here !

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2. Visa B211A (Perfect for Digital Nomads!)

Bali now has the Visa B211A , which is perfect for digital nomads who would like to stay in Bali for longer than 60 days. It’s also a great option for those countries that aren’t on the VOA list. We’ve partnered with Visa Indonesia ; use the code SaltInOurHair at checkout for an exclusive discount on Multiple Entry and B211A visas!

Information about the B211A

  • The B211A is valid for 60 days but can be extended twice (each time for another 60 days). This means you could stay in Bali for up to 180 days (6 months). Please note: To extend, you’ll need to attend an appointment at your closest immigration office for a photo and fingerprints.
  • Choose from the Onshore B211A (applying while in Bali) or Offshore B211A (applying before arrival). 
  • The B211A is single entry. This means if you leave Bali, your visa will be automatically invalid.
  • Once you have had your visa approved, you have up to 90 days to enter Bali. 

Tip: If you enter the country on a VOA, you will not be able to then apply for an onshore B211A visa.

The cost of a B211A Visa for Bali

The price can vary depending on the agency you use to obtain your B211A. Normally the cost is between 270-300 USD. In the past (before this visa was available), digital nomads would have to do visa runs, buying expensive (and polluting) flights and hotels in order to extend their stay in Bali. Although this visa sounds expensive, you won’t have to do visa runs, so it’s actually a pretty good deal!

Click here to start applying for your B211A Visa

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How to Apply for Your Bali Visa

The standard tourist visa in Indonesia, and therefore Bali too, is the Visa on Arrival, which can be obtained by 80+ different nationalities (you can purchase this at immigration on arrival in Bali). The price for a Visa on Arrival in Bali, Indonesia, is 35 USD. This has a standard duration of 30 days with the option to extend for another 30 days .

If you want to stay longer than 60 days, we recommend applying for the B211A Visa . You can apply for this visa online beforehand, taking the hassle out of airport immigration.

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What documentation do you need for your Bali Visa?

For visa on arrival, you will need:.

When you get to immigration, choose the queue for ‘Visa on Arrival’. Get ready to show:

  • A passport valid for a period of at least 6 months upon entering Bali.
  • Have a confirmed return ticket or a ticket to your next destination.
  • Sufficient funds to meet the expenses during your stay.
  • Have cash on you OR your receipt of purchase (if arranged through an agency)
  • Have your immigration/arrival card filled out.
  • Have a valid COVID passport or vaccination certificate. You can see the current Bali entry requirements for your country here .

For B211A Visa , you will need:

  • A passport valid for a period of at least 12 months if you intend to extend your B211A.
  • Receipt of an onward flight no later than 60 days after your arrival. If you know you want to stay longer than 60 days, choose a flight that’s changeable/refundable.
  • Funds of 2000 USD (although this is not the case for all visa agencies).
  • Evidence of your B211A Visa , sent through from your booking agent.

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Bali Visa Agent

Visa agencies in Bali offer the service of arranging the visa process for you online. You can find these companies through Google or by contacting a hotel you want to stay in during your time in Bali. The agent will take care of the application, provide support with documents that you need for your flight, and on-arrival guidance to lead you through immigration and customs as smoothly as possible.

Read here about the best time to visit Bali, Indonesia .

B211A Visa for Bali (using an agent)

Using a visa agent is the best option for the B211A. When applying for this visa, you’ll need these documents:

  • Color scan of passport cover 
  • Color scan of the photo page and page 2 of the passport
  • 2 x passport photos
  • Evidence of your booked flight to Indonesia
  • Bank statement
  • Vaccination certificate or covid passport (full dose – find more info about requirements here )
  • Sworn statement of the truth of your documents (not all agencies will ask for this).

Click here to find out how to get your B211A Visa for Bali

How to get a Visa Extension in Bali, Indonesia

When it comes to extending your stay in Bali by another 30 days (VOA) or 60+ days (B211A), you are required to already have your VOA or B211A. Remember, if you’ve entered using a VOA, you cannot change over to a B211A Onshore Visa. 

It takes up to 14 days to extend your visa in Bali. If you want to extend your Visa on Arrival , you have two options to do it. 1) Do it yourself, or 2) Hire a visa agent to do it for you .

Extending Bali Visa via an Agent (for VOA and B211A)

Using a visa agent in Bali is a less time-consuming but more expensive option. The immigration office lines can be (very) lengthy at most times, so if you prefer to spend more time exploring Bali, this is a great option. The process works for both Visa on Arrival and B211A Visa. Click here to start the visa extension .

If you apply via an e-VOA + extension before entering Indonesia, you won’t need to go by the immigration office at all. This is a new option introduced in 2023. Get your e-VOA + extension here .

Note: For the B211A, you should use the same agent for the extension that you used for your first application. This is because they remain on your visa as your sponsor.

  • You fill in forms and submit your passport (plus your Visa On Arrival ticket, if extending your VOA) and proof of a flight ticket out of Indonesia (if available).
  • A courier will pick up your documents.
  • Once processed, visit the immigration office, where they will take fingerprints and a photo.
  • When the documents are ready, they will be delivered to your residency, or you can collect them from the agency office.

For your Visa on Arrival, we recommend asking restaurant owners if they know a person who provides the visa service. Alternatively, visit a visa office in one of the villages like Canggu or Seminyak .

For the B211A Visa, use the same provider you used for your initial visa application. Find out how to extend your visa here . (Use code: SaltInOurHair at checkout)

Extending yourself (applicable only for Visa on Arrival)

The cheapest option to extend your Visa on Arrival in Bali is obviously to do it yourself. However, it is necessary that you don’t have any travel plans for about ten days since you need to visit the Immigration office ( location ) three times during the visa extension process.

  • First visit Visit the immigration office in the early morning. Fill out the forms provided by the officer. Collect a queue ticket and turn in your forms and documentation once the number of your ticket is called. You will also leave your passport, don’t worry, it’s safe to do so.
  • Second visit About 2 to 4 days later is your second visit, where the officer takes your photo and scans your fingerprints. They will provide you with a date for your third visit to collect your passport and visa extension.
  • Third visit Collecting your passport with a new visa extension takes place about 7 to 10 days after your first visit. Be sure to check that the dates on your new visa are correct.

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What to bring for a Visa on Arrival Extension

  • 500.000 IDR that you have to pay on your first or second visit
  • Black ink pen to fill in forms
  • Your passport
  • A copy of your passport
  • One copy of your visa
  • Copy of your departure plane ticket

Immigration Offices locations:

  • Nusa Dua (South Bali) – Jl. Raya Taman Jimbaran No.1, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali.
  • Denpasar – Jl. Panjaitan No.3, Sumerta Kelod, Kec. Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali.
  • Singaraja – Jl. Seririt, Desa Pemaron, Singaraja, Pemaron, Kec. Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali.

How long does it take?

Extending through a visa agent can take anywhere from 2 to 14 days. This totally depends on the kind of service you choose. Prices for this service vary from 50 to 170 USD (Visa on Arrival) or 200 to 230 USD (B211A). Make sure that your extension application is done 2 weeks before your visa expiry.

Our personal experience: Smaller visa service businesses, which aren’t known via Google, are much cheaper for the Visa on Arrival. We’ve done an extension twice this way, costing 45 USD for a 10-day service. There is a risk as you have no reviews about their service. We’ve done our last extension through our visa partner .

Disclaimer: This article is updated regularly, but the visa situation might change. Please always double-check with the local authorities.

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How many days in advance can we apply for the e-VOA online?

Can you please provide the official e-VOA link? We are staying in Bali for only 4 days.

Thank you, Sara

Hi Sara, at least 48 hours days before the departure of your flight. I wouldn’t risk it and do it as soon as possible. You can always fall back on the regular visa on arrival on the airport if a e-voa is not for you. The official website has a lot of issues (payment options / ease-of-use) hence why we support doing it through Visa-Indonesia . Have a good time in Bali!

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If you’re planning a trip to  Bali , lucky you! A bounty of incredible experiences await. But before you get carried away dreaming of all those beautiful beaches and awe-inspiring temples , take time to find what visa you need, and how to obtain a Bali visa, all of which is explained below.  

How to obtain a Bali visa — the basics

Which bali visa do i need.

  • Bali Visa on Arrival (VOA)
  • Visa B211A — Bali’s "digital nomad" visa

What if I’m not visiting Bali as a tourist?

  • What are the penalties if I overstay my visa?

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Bali's Beaches and Temples

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Rest and Relaxation in Bali and Lombok

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Rest and Relaxation in Bali and Lombok

This unique trip will take you to some of Bali and Lombok's most traditional places. Look forward to driving through tropical landscapes and spending time in villages nestled in scenic spots of traditional luxury with infinity pools and stunning vistas over the ocean.

Royal Bali - Culture & Beaches

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Royal Bali - Culture & Beaches

Enjoy a luxurious stay in Bali, with hand-picked 5 Star Hotels. This trip includes privately guided tours as well as leisure time, ideal for families with kids. Highlights include sea temple Tanah Lot, Jatiluwih rice terraces and Uluwatu temple with its famous Kecak dance.

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The Best of Bali

This trip will take you from the modern-day Bali to the traditional one. Bali has many adventures to offer, tour the countryside with a Vespa or glide through the hidden canyons. You will also be able to enjoy visits to enchanting villages, where you can take in the local way of life.

Java and Lombok - culture and beaches

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Java and Lombok - culture and beaches

Start your trip in Yogyakarta (also called Jogja) with its rich cultural past such as the Borobudur temple. From there continue to hike Mount Bromo and explore more of East Java in Malang and Surabaya. End your trip on the dreamy beaches of Kuta/Lombok, dubbed 'the next Bali'.

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Culture, volcanoes and dragons - Bali, Flores & Komodo

Combine several islands on one trip - start in Bali's cultural capital Ubud before heading to the rice fields in Sidemen. A short flight to Flores allows you to explore volcanoes and local villages before hopping on a cruise around Komodo and other islands close to Labuan Bajo. Dragons included!

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Celebrate your love union on this magical island. Included are couples massages at relaxing spas, a blessing ceremony by a Balinese priest, an authentic cooking class and of course - a beautiful white sandy beach on Nusa Lembongan to relax towards the end of your trip.

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7 days  / from 1750 USD

Bali Yoga Retreat

Discover a new you with this rejuvenating Bali-based yoga retreat. Enjoy personalised yoga and meditation classes, together with revitalising Ayurvedic treatments, all in idyllic surroundings. The cuisine is a treat for all the senses; you will also have the chance to explore the temples of Bali.

Unknown Java and Bali - an overland adventure

14 days  / from 1691 USD

Unknown Java and Bali - an overland adventure

A fast-paced itinerary packing plenty of highlights: discover the temples of Prambanan and Borobudur and sunrises at Mount Bromo and Mount Ijen before heading to Bali: a beautiful underwater world and the landscapes of Ubud and Sidemen await.

Java Discovery

7 days  / from 1300 USD

Java Discovery

Experience the magic of Java, the third-largest of the Indonesian Islands, with this stunning trip! Discover stunning ancient temple complexes, ride a bicycle through idyllic rural villages, climb to Mount Ijen's crater at sunrise and laze around on palm-fringed tropical beaches!

Nature in Borneo and Relaxation in Riau

10 days  / from 2768 USD

Nature in Borneo and Relaxation in Riau

Experience the best of both worlds with this unique trip to Indonesia. Embark on a cruise up the Rungan River, where you will discover incredible wildlife and traditional villages, before continuing on to the Telunas Resort, a deserted island paradise that will be your home for a few days.

Indonesia Island Hop

14 days  / from 3800 USD

Indonesia Island Hop

From your base on Bali's renowned beaches you'll island hop your way round glorious Hindu temples and heritage sites. See komodo dragons, partake in a traditional Balinese ceremony, meet with a Hindu High Priest and visit local villages: this trip to Indonesia ticks all the tropical getaway boxes.

Exploring Bali's Culture & Gili's beaches

13 days  / from 1550 USD

Exploring Bali's Culture & Gili's beaches

Dive deep into Balinese culture from Ubud and Sidemen. Visits include rice field walks, the Gates of Heaven, water temples like Tirta Empul and Tirta Gangga as well as a traditional cooking class. Your trip ends with the beaches of Gili Air and Jimbaran.

Before we dive into the details, bear in mind that Indonesian visa laws change frequently, so always check the latest situation before travelling. 

All visitors must have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival, at least two blank passport pages, and have proof of onward or return passage. 

Which Bali visa you need depends on how long you intend to stay, and what you’re planning to do.  

If you’re visiting as a tourist for up to thirty days, it’s straightforward to obtain your Bali visa. It's also simple to extend it for up to a total of 60 days.  

Planning a trip to Bali? Browse our  Indonesia itineraries  for inspiration, or get in touch with our  local experts  for advice.

Silhouettes of people at sunset on the beach of Kuta, Bali, Indonesia © Netfalls Remy Musser/Shutterstock

After discovering how to obtain a Bali visa, let your mind drift to idyllic scenes © Netfalls Remy Musser/Shutterstock

Bali Visa on Arrival (VOA)  

Currently, citizens from more than 90 countries qualify for 30-day visa-free entry for tourism purposes.  

The countries on this “Visa on Arrival” list includes all European countries, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India.  

As for how to obtain your Bali Visa on Arrival, this is done when you arrive at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. Choose the Visa on Arrival queue, ready to show officials the following:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months
  • Confirmed return ticket, or an onward ticket to your next destination
  • Evidence you have sufficient funds for your stay
  • Your completed immigration/arrival card

Bali rice terraces

Bali rice terraces © Shutterstock

As an alternative to obtaining your Bali visa at the airport, you could use the recently introduced e-VOA system.

This allows you to obtain and pay for your visa online, in advance. See the  official site  for details. 

What will my Bali VOA or e-VOA cost? 

The cost is USD $35 and can be paid in IDR, EUR, AUD, or USD. Cash is the preferred form of payment at the airport.

What if I what to extend my stay in Bali beyond 30 days?  

Your 30-day VOA and e-VOA can be extended for an additional 30 days, allowing you to stay in Indonesia for a total of 60 days. 

Tip: to avoid the hassle of visiting an immigration centre to extend your 30-day visa, get yourself a e-VOA and extension online in advance.   

What if I want to extend my visa, but don’t have an e-VOA?

Visa extensions can be arranged at immigration offices (kantor imigrasi) in Denpasar and Kuta, Bali, and in Mataram on Lombok.

You need to apply at least two weeks before your existing visa expires.  

The extension price is $35, with an extra charge levied locally if you want your paperwork fast-tracked. You can also extend your visa online .

Rough Guides tip : if you choose for the e-VOA + extension, you don’t need to visit the immigration office.

Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida Bali © Shutterstock

Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali © Shutterstock

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Visa B211A — Bali’s "digital nomad" visa

If you’d like to stay longer than 60 days, consider applying for Bali’s B211A visa. 

With this, a period of stay in Indonesia is granted for 60 days (two months) or 180 days (six months), depending on what you apply for. 

It’s also possible to obtain an extension of this visa, with each extension granted for a period of stay of 60 days, and a maximum of 180 days. 

Note that to extend it, you’ll have to book an appointment with the nearest immigration office.

Note also that the B211A is single entry, which means if you leave Bali, the visa will be invalidated. 

Applying and costs

Applying for a B211A visa is straightforward. Just follow the steps highlighted on this website . Chose your desired days (60, 120 or 180) and pay the fee, starting at $284 pp.

Things Not To Miss: Dancer in demon Rangda traditional mask, Bali, Indonesia.

Bali's bounty of festivals will leave you longing to stay longer © Shutterstock

For visits other than tourism (e.g. business or study), you must apply in advance for a visa (30 or 60 days) from an Indonesian embassy. Fees vary per country. 

It’s a complicated process and requires a recent bank statement showing a minimum balance and/or a letter from your employer, educational establishment, bank manager, accountant or solicitor certifying your obligation to return home/leave Indonesia by the designated date. 

What are the penalties if I overstay my visa? 

Penalties for overstaying your visa are severe, costing Rp 1 million per day overstayed. 

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Note that the day you arrive counts as the first day of your visa. 

Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati Temple in Ubud, Bali island, Indonesia © Pelikh Alexey/Shutterstock

Taman Kemuda Saraswati Temple, Ubud, Bali island © Pelikh Alexey/Shutterstock

Visiting Bali, and Indonesia in general, requires travellers to have the right documentation in place ( valid passport). For many visitors, the Visa on Arrival is the best option, since it can be obtained by over 90 different nationalities.

This visa is available for purchase at immigration counters upon arrival in Bali and costs 35 USD. The standard duration of this visa is 30 days but can be extended up to 60 days if needed.

For those who plan to stay in Bali longer than two months, another option is the B211A visa. This visa can be applied for online before travelling and eliminates any hassles during airport immigration. With this visa, travellers have a full two months to enjoy everything from beaches to temples and more that Indonesia has to offer.

Want more info that’ll help you plan your trip to Bali? Get yourself  The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok , and read up on our recommended  Bali tours . 

Or, if you’d rather avoid the stress of planning, check-out our customisable Indonesia itineraries . 

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The Ultimate Bali Visa Guide: 7 Great Options for Short Stays, Long Stays, and Permanent Stays on Bali

When it comes to traveling to Bali visa issues are likely the single most confusing headache, with frequently changing visa regulations, so many different options compare to other countries, and understanding the fees and how long you are likely to stay. With all of the factors, choosing and sorting your Bali visa can be overwhelming, but in this article, we’ll get you sorted with the latest Indonesia visa news, the criteria to decide which visa you need, and how to go about getting it – whether getting your visa online or with the help of a recommended agent.

Important note: As of 2023, Indonesian officials have eliminated visa free entry, at and throughout Indonesia for passport holders of all non-ASEAN countries. You will still be able to get a Visa On Arrival (VOA) at the Ngurah Rai International Airport, but I highly recommend applying for the e-VOA to allow for visa extensions online later.

Table of Contents

  • 60 Day Visa on Arrival and e-VOA
  • 6 Month B211 Social e-Visa and Business e-Visa (Single Entry)
  • 1-Year Multiple Entry Business Visa
  • 6 Month Entertainer KITAS (allows foreigners to do paid performances)

2 Year Investor KITAS (Temporary Resident Permit)

  • 5 Year Second Home Visa (Permanent Resident Permit)
  • 10 Year Golden Visa
  • Recommended Visa Agents
  • Visa Runs: Where to go and how to do them
  • Bali Visa Requirements

Why is it important to pick the right Bali visa for your stay?

The visa you pick determines 1) how long you can stay on Bali 2) what activities you are legally allowed to do (working, performing, journalism, volunteering, etc.) and 3) how easily you can leave and come back on the same visa, without going through the visa application and payment process

The best visa for your Bali stay as a digital nomad depends on three things.

How long do you plan to stay? Less than two months ( Visa on Arrival for 60 days ), up to six months ( six month B211a Social Visa or the eB211 “Digital Nomad Visa” ), or longer than six months ( one year multiple entry business visa or KITAS )?

Do you plan to return to Bali more than a couple of times? (If yes, the multiple entry one year business visa will be for you, and later, an investor KITAS )

Do you plan to do any work in person in Bali? Whether for a company in Bali, or as an in-person presenter or entertainer? (If yes, you may need an Entertainer KITAS or to rearrange your plans)

The visa options you will have for Bali are as follows:

Note that the Bali Visa Waiver (free visa) no longer exists

Note that as of 2023 the free Bali visa waiver no longer exists and you will either have to pay for or arrange a visa, no matter what.

Now, we will review the requirements to attain your visa (click here to jump to a detailed overview of your Bali Visa Options)

Overview of the Bali Visa Options

Recommended visas for initial stays and short stays on bali.

60 Day electronic Visa on Arrival “Tourist Visa” (Single Entry Visa)

6 month B211a Social Visa and e-B211 Business visa (Single Entry Visa)

1 Year Multiple Entry Visa (Requires leaving every 90 days)

6 Month Entertainment KITAS

5 Year Second Home KITAS (Permanent Resident Permit)

10 Year Golden Visa (Permantent Resident Permit)

30 Day Visa on Arrival (VOA) and electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VOA) “Tourist Visa” + Optional 30 Day Extension (Single Entry Visa)

The Bali Visa on Arrival and e-Visa on Arrival allow 30 day initial stays with the option to extend your stay for an additional 30 days, for a total of 60 days. Note that that in-person Visa On Arrival (received at the airport) requires a visit to the immigration office for the visa extension. However, the e-Visa on Arrival can be extended online without visiting the immigration office

Official information for the Indonesian e-VOA can be found at https://www.imigrasi.go.id/en/e-voa/ and you can apply for and pay for the e-VOA at the official Indonesian Immigration site at https://molina.imigrasi.go.id/ for up to 5 people.

The e-VOA costs 500,000 IDR (~$20 USD)

  • 30 Visa on Arrival (B213 visa) with option to extend fro 30 additional days in person – 500,000 IDR paid on arrival at a special counter at the Ngurah Rai airport. A 30 day visa extension is possible and can be processed through a visa agent for 800,000 IDR (additional fee) ( Click here to visit Imigrasi’s online visa selection page )

For those that enter Indonesia with an e-VOA, you can extend for the following 30 days by logging into http://molina.imigrasi.go.id/ and clicking the “ extend” button and following the procedures that follow and processing payment. The current fee for an e-VOA extension is 800,000 IDR (~$54 USD).

  • 30 eVisa on Arrival (eB213 visa) with option to extend fro 30 additional days online – 500,000 IDR paid online. A 30 day visa extension is possible and -can be processed online via the site and account you initially received the visa through for a 800,000 IDR (additional fee) ( Click here to visit Imigrasi’s online visa selection page )

You can learn more about extending your e-VOA at the official Indonesian Immigration site here . For those that receive a normal VOA on arrival at the airport, you will need to visit the immigration office to extend your visa for a fee of 800,000 IDR (~$54 USD)

60 Day e – Tourist Visa (211a) Single Entry Visa (Non-Extendable)

The 60 day single entry tourist visa allows a a full 60 day stay in Indonesia for tourist purposes, with no worry about extending mid stay. Note that this visa differs from the “B211a Social Visa” in that it can’t be extended. For more information, visit the official Indonesian Immigration visa site at https://molina.imigrasi.go.id/.

60 Day electronic Visa on Arrival “Tourist Visa” (Visa211a) has a 1,500,000 IDR total cost, paid through the official immigration website. You can apply for eVOA by yourself through the official website of Immigration Indonesia www.molina.imigrasi.go.id . This visa is not extendable.

6 month e-B211 “Social Visa” and e-B211 “Business Visa” aka “Digital Nomad Visa” (Single Entry Visa)

For those that wish to stay in Bali for up to 6 months for tourism purposes (or anything besides paid work or volunteering on the island) but have no plans of leaving Bali before the end of their visa, the B211a social visa is perfect for you.

The 6 month B211 visa, commonly called the “Social Visa,” “Single Entry Business Visa,” “e-B211” and the “Bali digital nomad visa” in recent press releases is a general visa that allows you to stay in Bali for an initial period of 60 days and extendable every 60 days up to a total of 6 months. While on this visa you can work remotely, as long as your customers and company aren’t based in Indonesia, but you technically can’t volunteer or perform.

You can process this visa for yourself online, however, I recommend using a reliable visa agent to speed up and simplify the process. In either case, this is an e-visa which means no need to visit the embassy.

You can find official information on the 6 month Social visa at the official Indonesian Immigration website here: https://www.imigrasi.go.id/en/visa-kunjungan-satu-kali-perjalanan-b211a/

Additionally, you can contact a reliable visa agency (MPG) here: Whatsapp at ( +62811387262 ) or visit Ibu Ayu’s site at https://www.mpgbali.com/

Processed through a visa agency the initial visa cost is 4,000,000 for the initial 60 days, and 2,600,000 for each additional 60 day extension. The total price of the 6 month e-B211 is 9,200,000 (~$615 USD)

D212 1 year multiple entry “Business Visa” (requires leaving every 60 days)

For those that don’t mind leaving Bali every 60 days, I highly recommend the D212 multiple entry 1 year business visa.

This visa allows you a full year to enter Bali an unlimited number of times, as long as you leave at maximum every 60 days.

Processed through a visa agent, the cost of a D212 1 year multiple entry business visa is 5,500,000 IDR (~$365)

Visit the official Indonesian Immigration site to learn more about the D212 visa here

6 Month Entertainer KITAS (Temporary Residence Permit): Allows paid work as a performer, comedian, speaker, DJ, or event facilitator

For visitors that plan to do any kind of paid performances not that you cannot perform (paid or free) under any of the tourist visas – VOA, B211 – or without an appropriate work permit. If you do and are caught but the immigration and national police task force, you will be deported, as many foreigners have been recently. The only way to perform legally in Indonesia as a foreigner not in a company is under a properly arranged “Entertainer KITAS”

The “Entertainer KITAS” is the only visa that permits working, performances, running workshops, DJ’ing, doing standup comedy, or anything like that legally (and without the risk of deportation). But be warned, this visa isn’t cheap.

This visa must be processed through a visa agent, and pricing for the 6 month Entertainment Visa is as follows:

Offshore Entertainment KITAS (Badung, Denpasar Area) 12,000,000 IDR + Visa fee 150 USD

Offshore Entertainment KITAS (all Indonesia)  17,000,000 IDR + Visa fee 150 USD

Government TAX 600 USD for 6 months

Recommended visas and Resident Permits for longer stays and permanent stays on Bali

2 year “investor kitas” (permanent residency permit).

5 Year “Second Home Visa”

5 Year KITAP (permanent residency permit)

As you decide to stay on Bali for a year or more, with more emphasis on staying in Bali for 6 to 9 months, and less desire to renew visas and take on visa runs, you will want to consider the opportunity (and hassle) of temporary or permanent residence permits – respectively name KITAS or KITAPs.

The 2 year “investor KITAS” is the most coveted and popular “visa” among long stayers in Bali. The KITAS allows the holder to stay as long as they wish within the 2-year period of validity and to come and go as they please.

Additionally, the KITAS can allow the holder to perform “director activities” in the Foreign Owned Indonesian company they have invested in and thus enables their KITAS.

However, this golden ticket comes with a price. KITAS holders must hold at least 10% of shares in an Indonesian company (PT PMA) and opening a PMA requires a 10 Billion IDR capital investment. Though this portion of the requirements is a bit confusing, I won’t venture to explain them better here. Instead, I’ll point you to the expert that helped me understand my situation better and what is best for me.

If you are interested in investing in an Indonesian company and legally attaining a KITAS, contact Ibu Ayu at MPG Consulting.

MPG Consulting: Contact via Whatsapp at ( +62811387262 ) or visit Ibu Ayu’s site at https://www.mpgbali.com/

5 Year “Second Home Visa” (replaced the former retirement visa)

The “Second Home Visa” replaced the former “retirement visa” in 2022 and, quite frankly, has shifted to targeting long stayers for “investment in Indonesia” in exchange for a 5 year or 10 year permanent resident permit.

To qualify for an Indonesian Second Home Visa, applications must meet 1 of 2 criteria:

Place 2,000,000,000 in an Indonesian Bank Account ($133,000 USD) and be able to show proof of that balance to immigration at any time

Purchase a home that qualifies as a “luxury home” in Indonesia with a minimum value of 5,000,000,000 ($335,000 USD) under “Hak Pakai” and show proof of title ownership. Leasehold rental/ownership of a property does not qualify

The price of the 5 year “Second Home ITAS” processed via a Visa agent is 45,000,000 IDR ($3,000 USD)

Learn more information at these official sources:

Official Indonesian Immigration Website: imigrasi.go.id/en/visa-rumah-kedua/

New 10 Year “Golden Visa”

In August of 2023, Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs announced that Indonesia would be offering a 5 to 10 year golden visa, allowing foreigners to stay for the period free to come and go and “conduct business activities.” However, the visa requires an investment of a minimum $350,000 in Indonesian Government bonds.

Details on this program are still forthcoming. If you are interested in this visa I recommend contacting a reliable visa agent to inform you and guide you through the process.

How can you get a visa before you arrive in Bali?

Tip: Use a visa agent, to apply for your visa and visa extension to speed up the process and avoid visiting the Indonesian Embassy and immigration office 

Only the “Visa on Arrival” (VOA) or its cousin, the e-VOA can be attained on arrival.

For all other visas ( 6 month social visa , 1 year business visa , 2 year investor KITAS visa , 6 month performer’s KITAS visa ) you will need to apply for the visa while outside of Indonesia and you will need to use an agent. I universally only recommend 2 visa agencies as I have used both tens of times, and trust their work enough to recommend them.

I highly recommend using a visa agent for the process to save you visits and hassle at the Indonesian Embassy, Even better, these visa agents were able to arrange my visas while I was outside of Indonesia, all via Whatsapp. These are the only visa agents I recommend:

The Only Visa Agencies I Recommend

MPG Consulting: Contact via Whatsapp at ( +62811387262 ) or visit Ibu Ayu’s site at https://www.mpgbali.com/ for a full list of visas available right now. For KITAS, immigration issues, business visas, and social visas, I recommend Ibu Ayu and her team above all others on Bali.

Bali Business Consulting: Contact via Whatsapp at (+62 819-1640-6464) or visit their site at https://balibusinessconsulting.com/ for pricing, updated visa lists, and details

What are Visa runs, and where are the best places to do visa runs to from Bali?

Once you’ve reached the end of your stay on a visa in Bali, if you decide you want to stay on Bali longer , you will need to leave Indonesia for a short period to process a new visa, and then return. However, you don’t necessarily need to go back to your home country. These “Visa runs” are simply short trips is cheap flights to a nearby country, to allow you to apply for a new visa or reset the clock on your last trip for your existing visa (for the 1 year business visa).

If you want to spend several months on Bali, but not necessarily in a single visa (as you would have to with a single entry 6 month B211a social visa or e-B211 single entry business visa), then using the 2-month visa on arrival visitor visa to stay for 60 days, exploring another country on a quick visa run, and returning

Where are the best places to go for visa runs from Bali? Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and (maybe) Thailand

The best countries to go on visa runs from Indonesia, due to cheap flights as well as the great experience are Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Additionally, a visa run allows you to buy things that aren’t available in Bali with good enough quality or a good enough price.

So, why these countries in particular?

Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur is the easiest and best location for a simple visa run. Cheap high-rise “serviced apartments,” countless shopping malls, and the insane food scene hidden in KL make this a great places to spend a few days. Also check out Penang, Georgetown, Cherating, and Malaka if you have time. KL also has the cheapest flights from Denpasar airport of the top visa run options

Vietnam: Hanoi, Hoi An, Da Nang, and Saigon are all cheap flights away, a wonderful change of pace, and remarkably cheaper to stay in than Bali. Don’t forget your visa to Vietnam as most nationalities require a visa to enter.

The Philippines: The islands of the Philippines is purely for vacation experience and one I highly recommend. A pure water world with pristine ocean water and beaches and no trash . You’ll appreciate that last part after your first rainy season in Bali. Also, flights to various islands from Denpasar Airport are very cheap.

Thailand: Chiang Mai and Bangkok are both great for stocking up and recharging and equally good for high quality medical check ups and dental. Unfortunately, Thailand tends to have the most expensive flights from Ngurah Rai Airport among the good visa run options.

Visa Requirements

All foreign nationals must meet the following requirements to receive a visa to travel to Bali:

A departure flight ticket from Indonesia

Accommodation booking proof

Passport valid for minimum 6 months

Hav e valid passport from one of the 92 countries eligible for VOA, e-VOA, and B211

Proof of sufficient funds for the length of your stay

What you can’t do on a normal Indonesian visa while in Indonesia

Be warned (again) that without the right visa in Indonesia and respective work permit, you can’t do any of the following activities. If you are caught by immigration, the consequences will be thousands of dollars in fines, deportation and blacklisting, or both.

Work for customers or companies based in Indonesia

Perform (even for free)

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The Easy Guide to Bali Visas for Tourists & Bali Digital Nomads Visas

This guide makes understanding Bali visas easy and covers extending your Bali visa

You can now get a Bali Visa on Arrival Online

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Bali Visas Made Simple

Indonesia offers two visas that are relevant to most visitors:

One is a visa for tourists , called the Visa On Arrival (VOA).

The other visa is called the B211A Visa .

The B211A is for tourists that want to stay longer than the max 60 days that the VOA will allow, tourists who are from a country that is not eligible for a VOA , or those who are coming for business, investment, study or volunteering .

Which Bali visa is the best fit for you?

To determine which Bali visa is best for you, you must first determine the length of your stay and the purpose of your visit .

So let’s look at the two types of visa available and see which one is going to suit you.

It will be either the Visa on Arrival or the B211A visa.

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Bali Travel Insurance

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(1) visa on arrival.

Are you a tourist ? Are you coming as a digital nomad (you are digital creator but you are not working)?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, you are probably going to get a Visa on Arrival.

For most tourists from eligible countries (see below), a 30 day Visa on Arrival is all you will need. This can be extended once for another 30 days (that is, 60 days total).

If you are a tourist who wants to stay more than 60 days, or if you are coming for business, an internship, to study/short course, or to volunteer, you will need the second type of visa, the B211A .

Breaking News for Visa on Arrival for 2024

Sandiaga Uno, Indonesia's Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, has recently put forward a plan to bring back visa-free entry to Bali for regular international travelers from twenty countries, as well as those from ASEAN member states. This proposed change, still pending legal approval, is designed to eliminate the Visa on Arrival fee for these travelers.

The list of countries that may benefit from this visa exemption includes Australia, China, India, South Korea, the United States, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and a selection of other nations significant for their investment contributions and economic influence on Indonesia.

For the latest information on this policy change, keep an eye on baligram.me, where we will provide confirmation as soon as these visa regulation adjustments are officially implemented.

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(2) B211A Visa

Are you coming as:

A tourist that wants to stay more than 60 days or

You are a tourist from a country that can’t get a VOA or

You are coming to do business , as an investor , volunteering, or doing an internship (even if you also plan on being a tourist)?

If you answer yes to any of the above, you cannot use the Visa on Arrival.

But the good news is you can get a B211A visa .

The B211A visa is for tourists (including digital nomads) who want to stay more than 60 days and therefore the VOA (30+30 max) is not sufficient. There are also categories of B211A visa for business, internship, study/short course and volunteering.

You cannot use a B211A visa to work or sell your services (eg: you can't sell photography services as a freelancer - you will get caught ). You'll need a working visa for that. If this is you, click the next headline to see what this means for you.

Are you coming to work or sell your services (eg: as a photographer)?

If you answer yes, this article is not suited to you, and we suggest you should contact our recommended visa agent, PT Bali Visa Indonesia , who will advise and assist you directly with the right working visa for your needs. Don't worry, working visas are straightforward - it's just important to be matched with the right visa and not be caught doing activities that are not covered by a tourist or business/investor/volunteer visa....and the authorities do check and catch folks, so get the right advice and the right visa.

Let's look at each of these two visas in detail:

Okay, by now you will probably have picked whether you need a Visa on Arrival or a B211A .

So, in the next section, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about each option. Skip to the section you need.

1. Bali Visa on Arrival (30 days, and extendable once for another 30 days)

Get your Visa On Arrival before you arrive with the new government portal

Get your Visa On Arrival before you arrive, on the Indonesian Government portal

Are you coming to Bali for holiday and plan to stay for 30 days or less? Then you should get a Visa on Arrival (VOA).

How long does a Bali visa last?

The VOA is valid for 30 days and can be extended in Indonesia for another 30 days (so you get 60 days in total).

So, if you are coming for vacation and intend to stay in Indonesia for more than 30 days, but definitely not more than 60 days , the Visa on Arrival (VOA) is still the best option. It’s going to be the cheapest.

You can get a VOA when you arrive at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport (hence the name). However, you can now also get your Visa on Arrival online and skip the airport queue at this Indonesian Government Department of Immigration website

Are you from a country eligible for Visa on Arrival?

Tourists from more than 80 different countries can get a Visa on Arrival, which is the standard tourist visa in Indonesia and Bali.

Here is a list of the countries eligible for a VOA:

Brunei Darussalam

Czechoslovakia

Liechtenstein

New Zealand

Philippines

Saudi Arabia

South Africa

South Korea

Switzerland

The Netherlands

Timor Leste

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States of America

Free VOA for some countries

Some countries are eligible for a Visa Exemption Arragement (VE) and therefore do not require a visa and can enter free for a maximum of 30 days. They are as follows:

Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.

Cost of Bali Visa on Arrival

A Visa on Arrival in Bali, Indonesia, costs IDR 500,000. Both the VOA and e-VOA visas are IDR 500,000 and can be paid in IDR, EUR, AUD, or USD.

We recommend that you bring cash to the airport for a VOA but you can pay by credit card.

Just to repeat, if you intend to stay for more than 60 days as a tourist, you need to apply for the B211A Visa (see below).

Bali visa fees for Indians

Those needing a Bali visa for Indians will be reassured to know that they are one of the countries eligible for a Visa on Arrival (VOA). The standard fee of IDR 500,000 (approximately 2,700 rupees) will apply. However, you will need to bring US dollars or pay for your visa with a credit card.

How to apply for a Bali Visa on Arrival (VOA):

You can apply for a Bali visa VOA two ways:

1. Get your e-VOA online before you actually arrive . This saves time in the queue. You can get your Visa On Arrival online and skip the airport queue at this Indonesian Government Department of Immigration website

Note that only a small number of countries are eligible to buy an e-VOA.

List of nationalities eligible to buy e-VOA

Holders of passports from the following countries are eligible to apply for e-VOA:

Netherlands

Republic of Korea

United Kingdom;

2. Get your VOA when you land at the airport (this is what most people do because they do not know of the online option in (1) above)

When you arrive at immigration, select the 'Visa on Arrival' queue.

You will need the following documents for a Visa on Arrival:

1. A passport valid for at least 6 months when entering Bali

2. A plane ticket to your next destination or a confirmed return ticket

3. Enough money to cover your expenses during your stay

4. Have the VOA cash or credit card or your online purchase receipt on hand

5. Fill out your immigration/arrival card

See below for the procedure for how to extend your Visa On Arrival for a further 30 days.

We also have a detailed guide for what is bali visa on arrival .

2. B211A Visa

So what if you know you want to stay for more than 60 days as a tourist and therefore the Visa on Arrival (which is for a maximum of 30 days plus a 30 day extension) is not suited to you?

Or what if you are coming for business, as an investor, volunteering, or doing an internship?

In these cases, Bali now has the Visa B211A , which is ideal for:

Tourists (including digital nomads) who want to stay on the island for more than 60 days ;

For a tourist who come from a country that isn’t eligible for a VOA (and therefore not eligible to get a VOA and a B211A is your only choice);

If you are coming for business, internship, study/short course or volunteering (if so, a B211A is your only choice).

Details about the B211A

1. The B211A has a validity period of 60 days but can be extended twice (each time for another 60 days). This means you could spend up to 180 days in Bali (6 months) . Please keep in mind that in order to extend, you must first make an appointment at your nearest immigration office for a photo and fingerprints.

2. Choose between Onshore B211A (applying in Bali) and Offshore B211A (applying before arrival).

3. The B211A is for a single entry only. This means that if you leave Bali, your visa will become invalid.

4. You have up to 90 days to enter Bali once your visa has been approved.

5. You will not be able to apply for an onshore B211A visa if you enter the country on a VOA.

The cost of a Bali B211A Visa

The cost varies depending on which agency you use to obtain your B211A. Normally, the price ranges between $270 and $300 USD. This might sound pricey, but it beats the old days when you had to leave the country every 60 days (that is, at the end of a VOA 30+30) and come back in (what used to be called 'doing a visa run').

You will need the following to apply for a B211A visa

1. You must have a passport valid for at least 12 months if you plan to extend (Why? Indonesia wants you to have 6 months validity beyond your stay, and the B211A can be extended for 6 months, so you need 6 months on top of that).

2. Onward flight - The receipt of an onward flight within 60 days of your arrival. If you know you'll be staying for more than 60 days, book a changeable/refundable flight.

3. US$2,000 in funds (although this is not the case for all visa agencies).

Bali visa consultant

Visa agencies in Bali can help you arrange your visa application online. You can find these companies on Google or by contacting the hotel where you want to stay while in Bali.

The catch is that not all agents are reliable or properly accredited, so be careful who you pick—talk to people, get recommendations, etc. The agent will handle the application, provide assistance with documents required for your flight, and provide on-arrival guidance to help you navigate immigration and customs as smoothly as possible.

The Agent we recommend

Bali Visa Agent recommended by baligram.me

We have formed a relationship with one of Bali's best agents PT Bali Visa Indonesia and their sister company, Visa Indonesia LLC from the USA . Their operation is trustworthy, incredibly efficient, and you will be in safe hands with their Bali-based staff.

They sponsor this article, and if you use their services, they are kind enough to give us a small amount (at no cost to you) that helps us bring you this guide and maintain our free travel guide for all. We’re not just recommending them because of this; they really are excellent and have great reviews. The price they charge is competitive (beware cheap offers from some agents), and they can be contacted easily by email, phone, WhatsApp, etc. Ease of communication is paramount.

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Why we recommend the Visa Indonesia Agency

Easy payment:

They offer online payment with credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay and GooglePay. If you want to do a bank transfer, they accept the following currencies: USD, EUR, AUD, CAD, GBP, HUF, NZD, SGD, TRY

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Great english:

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Responsive:

You can contact them from early in the mornings until late in the evenings. Their staff are available on WhatsApp on weekends and holidays

Friendly refund policy:

Visa Indonesia guarantee a 100% refund if the visa application or extension has not been submitted yet.

Family and Group Discounts:

No other agency gives discounts automatically for families and groups. Family and group discounts are automatically applied to the shopping cart before checkout.

Easy process:

You can easily complete the visa application or visa extension online.

Great service:

Visa Indonesia staff answer all kinds of travel questions, not just those about visas.

For the B211A, using a visa agent is the best option

You will need the following documents to apply for this visa:

1. Passport cover colour scan

2. Color scan of the passport's photo page and page 2

3. Two passport photographs

4. Proof of your scheduled flight to Indonesia and onward flight out

5. Account statement

6. Sworn declaration of the veracity of your documents (not all agencies will ask for this).

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How to Extend Your Visa

When it comes to extending your stay in Bali for another 30 days (for the Visa on Arrival, VOA) or 60+ days (for the B211A visa), you must already have your VOA or B211A (probably goes without saying).

And note that if you entered with a VOA, you cannot switch to a B211A Onshore Visa.

1. Extending a Visa on Arrival (VOA)

In Bali, visa extensions can take up to 14 days. So this means you need to start the process at around day 14 or so into your first 30 days. You have two options if you want to extend your Visa on Arrival:

You can either do it yourself or hire a visa agent to do it for you.

(A) Extending with an agent

This is the easiest and we recommend using one of Bali's best agents PT Bali Visa Indonesia and Visa Indonesia LLC from the USA . Even if you use an agent you will still need to visit the immigration office once (for photo and fingerprint), and that saves you two more visits if you were to do it yourself. These visits involve long waits and are tedious, so if your time is better spent exploring and relaxing, use an agent. On the other hand if you are a budget traveller, you can do it yourself.

(B) Extending yourself (applicable only for Visa on Arrival)

The most cost-effective way to extend your Visa on Arrival in Bali is to do it yourself. You must not have any travel plans for the next ten days because you will need to visit an Immigration office three times during the visa extension process. Even if you use an agent you will still have to attend the office once (for photos and fingerprints). So an agent will save two two long visits.

Early in the morning, go to the immigration office. Fill out the forms given to you by the officer. Once your ticket number is called, pick up a queue ticket and turn in your forms and documentation. You will also leave your passport; don't worry, this is perfectly safe.

Your second visit will be about 2 to 4 days later, when the officer will take your photo and scan your fingerprints. They will schedule your third visit to collect your passport and visa extension.

It takes about 7 to 10 days after your first visit to collect your passport with a new visa extension. Make certain that the dates on your new visa are correct - do not leasve the office without checking.

What to bring with you if you want to extend your visa on arrival:

1. You must pay 500.000 IDR on your first or second visit.

2. A BLACK ink pen for filling out forms (yep - black )

3. Your passport

4. Photocopy of your passport

5. Photocopy of your visa

6. A copy of your plane ticket for departure

(The immigration offices have an independently-run photocopy service onsite but the queue can be long and the way it is run is chaos, so get it done before you come)

Locations of Immigration Offices

It is critical to note that you must go to the correct office based on where you are staying, not just any of the three listed below. Simply choose the office that is closest to where you are staying. You may be turned away if you go to the wrong one.

If staying in Nusa Dua, Uluwatu/Bukit, or Jimbaran - Jl. Raya Taman Jimbaran No.1, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Nusa Dua (South Bali). See on Google Maps

If you are staying in Kuta or further north (for example, Canggu, Sanur, or Ubud) - Jl. Panjaitan No. 3, Sumerta Kelod, Kec. Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali. See on Google Maps

If you are staying in East or North Bali - Jl. Singaraja-Gilimanuk, Tukadmungga, Kec. Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81119, Indonesia. See on Google Maps

2. Extending a B211A visa or VOA visa through an agent (required for B211A)

Using an agent is easier.

Using a visa agent in Bali is a faster but more expensive option. Because immigration lines can be (very) long at times, this is a great option if you'd rather spend more time exploring Bali or chilling on the beach. The procedure is applicable to both Visa on Arrival and B211A Visa.

Please keep in mind that, for B211A visas, you must use the same agent for the extension as you did for your first application . This is because the agent is also your sponsor for the B211A visa so they have to be the ones to extend you visa.

You fill out forms and submit your passport (along with your Visa On Arrival ticket if you want to extend your VOA) and proof of a flight ticket out of Indonesia (if available).

Your documents will be picked up by a courier.

Once processed, go to the immigration office to have your fingerprints and a photo taken. Your agent will advise you of the appointment time and location.

When the documents are complete, they will be delivered to your home/hotel or you can pick them up from the agency office.

How much time does it take?

Extending a visa through a visa agent can take anywhere between 2 and 14 days. This is entirely dependent on the type of service you select. This service costs between $50 and $170 USD (Visa on Arrival) or $200 and 230 USD (B211A). For the B211A visa extension, make sure you apply for an extension at least two weeks before your visa expires .

Express service

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Entry requirements

This advice reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Indonesia set and enforce entry rules. If you’re not sure how these requirements apply to you, contact Indonesia’s embassy in the UK .

Death from COVID-19 in Indonesia

If COVID-19 is given as cause of death and you would like to arrange a local cremation and repatriation of ashes, you will need to make contact with a local undertaker within 4 hours of the death registration to give your instructions. If you do not do this, it is likely that a local burial will take place.

You will also require a letter of no objection from the Embassy. This will be issued on the next working day.

Passport validity requirements

Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your date of entry into Indonesia.

Check with your travel provider or the nearest Indonesian Embassy or Consulate to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet the requirements.

Dual nationality

Indonesian law does not allow dual nationality for those aged 18 and older. If you are a British national who has retained Indonesian nationality, you could have difficulties with immigration in Indonesia. You might have to renounce your nationality or hand in your Indonesian passport.

Visa requirements

You can apply for an e-visa before arrival on the Indonesian immigration website .

Visas on arrival

British nationals who visit Indonesia for the following reasons can also apply for a visa on arrival at a cost of 500,000 Indonesian rupiah:

  • official visit or government duties
  • business or official meeting
  • procurement of goods

The visa is valid for 30 days. It can be extended once (for a maximum of 30 days) by making an application to an immigration office within Indonesia. Make sure you extend your visa within the initial 30 days to avoid an overstay fine of 1 million rupiah a day.

KITAS extension (stay or work permit)

KITAS holders with expiring stay permit but currently outside Indonesia can apply for an extension through a sponsor. The sponsor must submit the application to the immigration office attaching a copy of the passport and proof of leaving Indonesia. The application is submitted without biometric sampling. The sponsor must report the foreigner’s arrival within 30 days.

Beware of visa scams by fake visa agents who, having taken your money, may fail to provide a visa or supply the wrong visa. This could result in your overstaying and a fine of 1 million Indonesia rupiah per day, detention, deportation and possible re-entry ban. Use the Indonesian Immigration self-service portal.

Visa scams are increasing in Indonesia. Some travellers have lost significant amounts of money. Others have been deported despite paying large fees to an agent to get the correct visa or extension.

If you choose to use to use an agent check they are reputable.

Overstaying your visa

Visitors who overstay without the proper permissions can be held in detention or refused permission to leave the country until a fine of 1 million Indonesian rupiah per day is paid.

If you have overstayed your visa for less than 60 days, you must pay your fine at the airport. After 60 days, you will be detained until the fine is paid.

If your visa will expire during a period of hospitalization or detention, contact Indonesian Immigration before your visa expires to avoid any overstay fines. The British Embassy Jakarta can assist with this.

Proof of onward travel

Immigration officials in Indonesia may ask you for proof of onward travel (such as a return or onward air ticket). Make all reservations before leaving for Indonesia. Some airlines have refused to board passengers without evidence of onward travel.

Airport tax

Airport tax is included in the cost of all domestic flights within Indonesia. For some international flights departing Indonesia, airport tax might not be included in the price of the ticket. Check with your airline or travel agent before you travel.

Tourist levy

On 14 February 2024, the Bali Provincial Government will introduce a tourist levy of 150,000 Indonesian rupiah per person (approximately £8) to all foreign tourists arriving in Bali. Payment can be made online or on arrival at designated payment counters at Bali’s airport and seaport. Further information can be found on the Bali Provincial Government’s official website .

Vaccination requirements (other than COVID-19)

At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the vaccinations and vaccination certificates you may need on TravelHealthPro .

Depending on your circumstances, these may include:

  • yellow fever

Accommodation

Registering.

If you stay in private accommodation in Indonesia (not a hotel) you must register your presence with the local police at the nearest police station. You could be fined 5 million Indonesia rupiah if you do not register. If you stay in a hotel you will be registered automatically.

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The current set up

As far as tourist visas go, Indonesia’s VOA system of pay-on-arrival is not the most sophisticated. But it works, and it works well. Travellers can pay with cash or by card for single-entry stays of up to 30 days and while there are queues at the airport, they’re not diabolical and are processed quickly. Earlier this month, Indonesia’s immigration authority announced the launch of a new e-VOA system, a digital version which they say would streamline the arrival process for tourists visiting Bali and elsewhere in Indonesia. First reports in is that it’s more complicated than it appears. 

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You’ll need to dig to find the website

While it sounds simple enough, the official e-VOA site is quite elusive. After scouring a couple of news articles, websites and posts on Instagram from Bali visa agencies, I eventually found the official site for the e-VOA https://molina.imigrasi.go.id . Currently 46 countries, including Australia, are eligible to apply.

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First step is to create an account

Was that a collective ‘ugh’? You’ll need to hit ‘apply’ and then fill out the boxes with name, address and passport details. Here is where you’ll also need to upload the data page of your passport, as well as a separate colour passport photo to certain specs. Yes, you read that right, a separate colour passport photo, the photo on your passport will not suffice. We assume you should ignore the blue box on the right that says all information must be written in ‘Latin’.

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Login to your account to apply online

After creating an account, applicants will receive a verification email and need to activate their account within one hour. We’re not sure what happens if you don’t. From here, head back to the main page, hit ‘apply’ and fill in the rest of the information, including the type of visa and make payment. Once payment is processed, the e-VOA should be available in your account. If you’re having trouble logging in or dealing with dreaded password woes, you can apparently reach a support desk via live chat at www.imigrasi.go.id or send an email to [email protected] or [email protected].

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It's the same price as the VOA

The price of the visa remains the same, IDR500,000, roughly the equivalent of AUD$50, whether you apply online or pay on arrival in Bali. Payment online must be made with a Mastercard or Visa credit card or a debit card, and additional processing fees will likely be incurred if using a credit card. You have 90 days from when the visa is issued to enter Indonesia.

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Keep a hard copy on you

Immigration officers can automatically verify your e-VOA in their system, but the website advises to bring a copy on your smartphone, as well as a hard copy print-out in case your phone battery dies or the system fails. 

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Is it worth it?

First thought is that it would save families travelling with young kids or babies the hassle of queuing and waiting at the VOA desk. But for everyone who doesn’t have an extra passport photo handy, it’s going to be quicker to do it when you arrive.

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Visa to Bali, Indonesia

Planning a trip to bali, indonesia.

Bali offers various visa options to accommodate travelers like yourself. The Visa Exemption Arrangement (VEA) allows certain nationalities to stay in Bali for up to 30 days without a visa, perfect for short vacations.

If your nationality is not on the (VEA) list, the Visa on Arrival (VOA) – B213 might be your best bet. With this option, you can initially stay for 30 days and then extend it for an additional 30 days, giving you a total of 60 days in paradise.

To expedite the process and avoid long queues, you can use the Electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VOA) , which allows you to apply online for the Bali Visa on Arrival before departure.

If you’re coming to Bali for other reasons, then you need to apply for a B211A visa, which allows you to stay for 60 days, and then extend it twice for an additional 60 days each, giving you a total of 180 days.

Understanding the different visa options and requirements will ensure a smooth journey ahead, whether you’re here as a tourist or for business. So get ready to explore all that Bali has to offer!

Visa Exemption Arrangement (VEA)

If you are a passport holder from one of the ten (10) countries with a Visa Exemption Arrangement, you don’t need a Visa to enter Bali, Indonesia. However, it’s important to note that this visa is only valid for 30 days, and unlike the VOA or Visitor Visa (B211A), it cannot be extended and is for tourism purposes only.

If your nationality is on the list and you intend to stay more than 30 days, you should apply for a tourist visa.

  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Philippines
  • Timor Leste

Visa On Arrival & e-Visa On Arrival country list

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Liechtenstein
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands
  • The Philippines
  • The Seychelles
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • The United Kingdom
  • The United States of America

Type of Tourist Visas

Visa on arrival (voa).

If you’re from one of the eligible countries , you can obtain a Bali Visa on Arrival upon landing at any major Indonesian airports. This option allows you to stay in Indonesia for up to 30 days.

  • Stay for 30 days.
  • Option to extend it once, giving a total of 60 days.
  • Fee IDR 500,000, around USD 35.

Electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VOA) - B213

Why wait in lines at the airport when you can apply for an Electronic Visa on Arrival online? The e-VOA service simplifies the process and grants you a 30-day stay in Indonesia. Just complete the online application, and you’ll be ready to explore Indonesia in no time.

  • Apply online from the official Indonesian immigration website evisa.imigrasi.go.id.

Visitor Visa - B211A

Whether you’re headed to Bali or any other beautiful destination in Indonesia, the B211A Visa covers various purposes, such as tourism, business, study, internships, volunteering, or even transit. You have the option to include visa extensions when applying or request them later, giving you the flexibility to make the most of your visit.

  • Stay for 60 days.
  • Option to extend it twice, giving a total of 180 days.
  • Fee IDR 1.500.000, around USD 100.

Flight Deals to Bali

Frequently asked questions, can i enter to bali without a visa.

Yes, most visitors to Indonesia require a visa to enter the country. However, there are certain exemptions and visa-free policies based on your nationality. 

If you’re from one of the following ten (10) countries, you can visit Indonesia without a visa for up to 30 days, but only for tourism. The applicable countries are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam.

How much is Bali Visa on Arrival?

The cost of the Indonesian Visa on Arrival varies depending on your nationality. As of September 2021, the fee for most countries is IDR 500.000, approx USD 35. However, verifying the updated visa fee beforehand is crucial, as it might change.

How do I pay my Visa on Arrival in Bali?

VOA stands for Visa on Arrival. It is a type of visa that allows eligible travelers to obtain a visa upon their arrival at Indonesian airports or seaports. VOA is generally valid for 30 days and can be extended.

Can I get Visa on Arrival in airport?

Yes, Visa on Arrival can be obtained at major international airports and seaports in Indonesia. Ensure you have the necessary documents and the visa fee in cash for a smooth process.

What are the document requirements for obtaining a Visa on Arrival?

To secure a Visa on Arrival, please ensure you have:

  • A valid passport with at least six months of validity.
  • Proof of a return or onward ticket.
  • Cash payment for the visa fee (IDR 500,000, approximately USD 35).

Do I have to show proof of my return flight when entering Indonesia?

Yes, as part of the Visa on Arrival requirements, you must provide proof of onward or return flight tickets. Make sure you have the necessary documentation before your trip.

How to get a Visa Extension in Bali, Indonesia

If you wish to extend your stay in Indonesia, you can apply for a visa extension at the local immigration office. It’s advisable to begin the extension process well before your current visa expires to avoid any penalties or issues.

How much cash can I bring to Indonesia?

Visitors to Indonesia are allowed to bring up to IDR 100.000.000 (100 million) Indonesian Rupiah or other currency in an equivalent amount.

Do I need Medical Travel Insurance?

While medical travel insurance is not mandatory for entering Indonesia, it is highly recommended. Having comprehensive travel insurance ensures you are financially protected in any unforeseen medical emergencies or travel-related incidents.

Bali Entry Requirements

  • Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six (6) months beyond your intended stay in Indonesia.
  • It should also have a few blank pages for visa stamps.
  • Temporary travel documents and emergency passports are not accepted.

Return or Onward flight ticket

  • Keep a printed or electronic copy of your return or onward ticket readily available during your travel to Indonesia. This will enable you to present it promptly if requested by immigration authorities.
  • Airlines may also request this proof before allowing passengers to board flights bound for Indonesia.
  • If you opt for the Electronic Visa on Arrival, having a digital or printed copy of your e-VOA with you is recommended in case of a system glitch.
  • Ensure that your visa remains valid upon entering Indonesia.

Custom Declaration

  • When entering Indonesia, travelers must fill out a customs declaration form either upon arrival at the airport or before departure through an online form.
  • Electronic Custom Declaration (E-CD)  https://ecd.beacukai.go.id/
  • Be aware of restricted and prohibited items, including drugs, weapons, wildlife, and cultural artifacts.

Vaccination Certificates

  • Travelers do NOT need to show proof of vaccination anymore. However, the Indonesian government “suggests” visitors to be fully vaccinated.
  • Vaccination is also necessary, especially for those aged 18 and above, with a minimum of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Children between 0 to 17 years old are not required to show proof of vaccination.
  • However, those 18 years or older who cannot participate in the COVID-19 vaccination due to a special health condition or comorbid disease must present a doctor’s certificate from the government hospital of the country of departure to enter Indonesia unvaccinated.

SatuSehat App

  • SatuSehat application is no longer required.
  • Download the SatuSehat app (“PeduliLindungi” replacement), an official Indonesian government health app used for health screening and monitoring during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The app may be required for entry into Indonesia or domestic travel within the country.
  • Installing the app on your smartphone and completing the registration process before you arrive in Indonesia is advisable.

Display Board At Ngurah Rai Bali Airport

Please note that these requirements are subject to change, and it’s essential to double-check with the Indonesian embassy or consulate in your country or the official Indonesian immigration website for the most up-to-date information before your travel.

  • Visa Exemption – official website
  • Visa on Arrival – official website
  • Electronic Visa on Arrival – official website
  • Visitor Visa – official website

The information contained in this document/website is for general informational purposes only. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information presented, we cannot guarantee its completeness, timeliness, or applicability.

Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability for damages of any kind arising from the use of this information.

Visa Exemption Arrangement (VEA)

If you come from one of the 9 lucky countries with a Visa Exemption Arrangement you don’t need a Visa to enter Bali. It’s only valid for 30 days, and unlike the VOA or B211A, it cannot be extended and is for tourism purposes only.

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Fire services, ambulance and rescue services, medical emergencies.

Call 110 or 112.

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Call (+0361) 759 687.

Tourist Police, Jakarta

Call (+201) 526 4073.

Advice levels

Exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia overall.

Reconsider your need to travel to the provinces of Papua (Papua), Papua Highlands (Papua Pegunungan), Central Papua (Papua Tengah) and South Papua (Papua Selatan).

Reconsider your need to travel  to the provinces of Papua, Papua Pegunungan, Papua Tengah and Papua Selatan due to the risk of serious security incidents or demonstrations that may turn violent.

  • There's an ongoing risk of terrorist attack in Indonesia. Be alert to possible threats. Take official warnings seriously and follow the advice of local authorities. Popular tourist areas may be the target of terrorist attacks.
  • Public protests and events that draw large groups of people occur regularly and can turn violent with little notice. Expect traffic delays and restricted access to locations if there are protests. Avoid protests and demonstrations and monitor local media for the latest updates.
  • Many of Indonesia’s volcanoes are active and can erupt without warning. Volcanic and seismic activity may continue for some time. Adhere to exclusion zones around volcanoes, which can change at short notice, and follow the advice of local authorities. Domestic and international flights can be disrupted. Monitor Indonesia’s  Volcano Observatory Notice  for the latest volcanic activity (Bahasa and English),  Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System  and the  Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre  for updates. 
  • There's been tension, including demonstrations and violence, in certain towns in the provinces of Papua,   Papua Pegunungan, Papua Tengah and Papua Selatan in recent years. Armed groups have stated that they're targeting foreigners, including Australians. Our ability to provide consular support in these provinces is limited.
  • Petty and violent crime occurs in Indonesia. Opportunistic crime, such as pickpocketing occurs. Drinks may be spiked or mixed with toxic substances. Crimes involving taxis and taxi drivers occur. Solo women are at higher risk. Be alert in taxis, crowds, bars and nightclubs.
  • Legal disputes over real estate are common, including in Bali. Before entering into an agreement or providing financial details, do your research and get legal advice.
  • Natural disasters such severe weather, floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis occur regularly. Weather conditions can change quickly during the wet season (October – April). Regularly check weather reports, monitor media and speak to your travel provider before continuing with planned activities. Follow the advice of local authorities.
  • When undertaking adventure activities, ensure that functioning safety equipment is available, that you have travel insurance and that your policy covers you for these activities.

Full travel advice: Safety

  • The standard of medical facilities in Indonesia is generally lower than in Australia. Many regional hospitals only provide basic facilities.
  • Some medications, including drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), medicinal cannabis, cannabis-based oils and creams, hemp-based products, CBD, THC, hash and edibles, are illegal in Indonesia. Harsh penalties, such as arrest and jail time, can apply even if you have a prescription. Make sure your  medication is legal in Indonesia .
  • Purchasing prescription medication online or over the counter in Indonesia without an Indonesian prescription is illegal. Ensure you provide a valid prescription from an Indonesian doctor before purchasing prescription medication and confirm that it's accepted by the seller before your purchase.

You may be temperature checked on arrival at international and domestic airports. If you have fever symptoms, you may be referred to the airport clinic for further tests and asked to seek medical treatment. See your doctor or travel clinic before you travel to plan any vaccinations you need.

Full travel advice: Health

  • Indonesia has revised its criminal code, which includes penalties for cohabitation and sex outside of marriage. These revisions will not come into force until January 2026.
  • Penalties for drug offences include heavy fines, long prison sentences and the death penalty. Police target tourist destinations. 
  • Some medications are illegal in Indonesia. Harsh penalties can apply even if you have a prescription. It is also illegal to purchase prescription medications online or over the counter without an Indonesian prescription. Ensure you have a valid Indonesian prescription. See ' Health '.

The death penalty exists for some crimes in Indonesia.

  • Standards of dress and behaviour are conservative in many parts of Indonesia. Learn about local customs. Take care not to offend.
  • Aceh province upholds some aspects of sharia law. Sharia law applies to everyone, including travellers. Inform yourself about the laws, and be careful not to offend or break local laws. If in doubt, seek local advice.

Full travel advice: Local laws

  • From 14 February, the Bali Provincial Government will apply a new tourist levy of IDR 150,000 per person to foreign tourists entering Bali. The tourist levy is separate from the e-Visa on Arrival or the Visa on Arrival. Cashless payments can be made online prior to travel or on arrival at designated payment counters at Bali's airport and seaport. See the Bali Provincial Government's   official website and FAQs for further information.
  • If you're travelling to Indonesia for tourism, official government duties or business meetings, you can  apply for an e-Visa on Arrival (e-VOA) . This also applies if you're transiting through Indonesia at certain international airports, seaports and land crossings. Apply at least 48 hours before your travel to Indonesia. You can get a Visa on Arrival (VOA) at some international airports, seaports or land crossings.
  • To apply for the e-VOA or VOA, you must have an ordinary (non-emergency) passport with at least 6 months of validity from the date you plan to enter (we also recommend having at least 6 months of passport validity from the date you plan to leave Indonesia, to avoid any issues for your departure or onward travel) and a return or onward flight booking to another country.
  • You may need to apply for a visa in advance to enter Indonesia for purposes not covered by the e-VOA or VOA. Check the latest entry requirements with your travel provider or an  Embassy or Consulate of Indonesia  before travel. Entry, exit and transit conditions can change at short notice. Monitor media for the latest update. 
  • You'll be required to complete an  e-customs declaration  for arrival. You can complete this within 3 days of departure to Indonesia.
  • Travel requirements may change at short notice, including travel to Bali and Jakarta by air, land or sea. Contact your travel provider and monitor media for up-to-date details.

Full travel advice: Travel

Local contacts

  • The Consular Services Charter tells you what the Australian Government can and can't do to help when you're overseas.
  • For consular help, contact the Australian Embassy, Jakarta , the Australian Consulate-General, Bali , the Australian Consulate-General, Makassar or the Australian Consulate-General, Surabaya .
  • To stay up to date with local information, follow the Embassy's social media accounts.

Full travel advice: Local contacts

Full advice

The terrorist threat in Indonesia is ongoing. Attacks could happen anywhere and anytime. This includes places that foreigners visit.

Be alert to possible threats. Take official warnings seriously and follow the advice of local authorities.

Indonesian authorities continue to investigate and disrupt terrorist groups in Indonesia, including Bali.

Recent terrorist attacks

In December 2022, an explosion occurred at a police station in Bandung, Jawa Barat, killing 2 and injuring 11.

In March 2021, 2 suicide bombers attacked a church in Makassar, injuring dozens.

In the past, police have said that terrorist suspects remain at large and may seek Western targets.

Indonesian security agencies continue to conduct operations against terrorist groups.

Terrorists in Indonesia may carry out small-scale violent attacks with little or no warning.

Be alert in places of worship, especially during periods of religious significance.

Terrorists have targeted places of worship in:

As well as places of worship, other possible targets by terrorists include:

  • Indonesian government facilities, premises and symbols associated with the Indonesian Government
  • police stations and checkpoints
  • bars, nightclubs, cafes and restaurants
  • cinemas and theatres
  • shopping centres, public transport and transport hubs
  • airports and airlines
  • clubs, including sporting clubs
  • tourist areas and attractions, tour buses and tour groups
  • outdoor recreation events

Supporters have committed additional acts of violence in response to high-profile extremists being detained or killed.

To protect yourself during a terrorist attack:

  • leave the area as soon as it's safe
  • follow the advice of local authorities
  • don't gather in a group after an attack
  • don't gather in a group if you're evacuated from a building

Security remains at a high level at:

  • the Australian Embassy in Jakarta
  • the Consulates-General in Bali, Makassar and Surabaya

More information:

Civil unrest and political tension

Most events are announced before they happen; however, protests may occur with little or no notice.

Protests and events are often held near major government buildings and embassies in Jakarta, including the Australian Embassy.

Protests may also occur at any of Australia's Consulates-General in Surabaya, Bali and Makassar, at government buildings, or the offices of international organisations in Indonesia.

You can expect traffic delays and restricted access to locations if there are protests.

Phone or email ahead for an appointment before going to the Embassy or the Consulates-General (see  Local contacts ).

Demonstrations and acts of violence can happen when courts try and sentence extremists.

Conflict between different communities can sometimes occur, including in the provinces of Papua,   Papua Pegunungan, Papua Tengah and Papua Selatan. Our ability to provide consular support in these provinces is limited.

Local violence can also be directed at minority groups in other parts of Indonesia, including in Java.

If you're found to endanger security or public order, you may be prosecuted under Indonesia's Immigration laws, which may result in imprisonment or deportation.

To protect yourself from possible violence:

  • avoid protests and demonstrations
  • monitor local media for the latest security updates
  • plan your activities to avoid potential unrest on significant dates
  • be prepared to change your travel plans
  • Demonstrations and civil unrest

Armed conflict

The provinces of Papua, Papua Pegunungan, Papua Tengah and Papua Selatan experience regular violent clashes involving armed groups, civilians, Indonesian police, and the military. Armed groups have stated that they are targeting foreigners, including Australians. Our ability to provide consular support in these provinces is limited.

Many people have been killed and injured in clashes. This includes members of security forces, armed groups and civilians. Violent attacks have occurred in several areas of these provinces, including in and around Jayapura. There's a risk of more attacks.

On 23 February 2023, a riot broke out in Wamena, Papua Pegunungan, when a crowd attacked Indonesian security personnel following the arrest of two people accused of child kidnapping. 12 civilians and rioters were killed.

Violent attacks have occurred around the Freeport Mine in Papua Tengah.

Armed groups have:

  • taken a New Zealand pilot hostage in Paro, Papua Pegunungan
  • killed people in attacks, including one Australian
  • attacked vehicles using the road between Grasberg and Timika
  • killed people in violent attacks in Puncak Jaya District, Papua Tengah
  • More attacks are possible and could target infrastructure and national institutions.

A range of crimes, including violent crime, occur in Indonesia. Crimes can happen in popular tourist locations in Bali.

To protect yourself from crime:

  • be aware of your surroundings
  • be alert in crowds
  • understand the potential crime risks

Theft, robbery  and bag and phone snatching have occurred. These crimes can sometimes involve violence.  Opportunistic crime such as pickpocketing occurs.

Be careful of thieves:

  • on motorcycles targeting pedestrians
  • in upmarket shopping malls
  • in crowded public transport
  • at traffic lights targeting people in stopped cars
  • at bars and nightclubs
  • when entering accommodation, including villas in Bali

Keep bags and valuables out of sight in vehicles.

If you're travelling on foot, walk:

  • on footpaths
  • away from the curb
  • with your bag held away from traffic

Sexual assault

If you're a victim of sexual assault :

  • get immediate medical assistance. If you have any doubts about seeking medical assistance after a sexual assault, contact your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate in Indonesia (see  Local contacts ) as quickly as possible.
  • make a full statement to local police, in person, so they can conduct a criminal investigation. You may wish to seek consular help before you visit the police station. Contact your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate (see  Local contacts ).

Local police can only investigate a crime after you've left Indonesia if you've reported it.

Your sworn statement, or statements by witnesses, can be used as evidence in criminal court proceedings.

You don't always need to be in Indonesia for trial. Neither do witnesses who live outside of Indonesia.

Counselling support

Should you wish to speak to a counsellor, you can call the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 or contact your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate (see  Local contacts ). They can connect you to counselling hotlines and services.

Reducing the risk of sexual assault

Bars and nightclubs

Be alert in bars and nightclubs. Drink-spiking and snatching of valuables may occur if you're not alert.

Drinks may be contaminated with drugs or toxic substances. See  Health .

Don't leave your food or drinks unattended.

Never accept drinks, food, gum or cigarettes from people you've just met.

Partying safely

Credit card and ATM fraud

Credit card, online banking and ATM fraud occurs in Indonesia.

Check your bank statements.

Make sure your bank doesn't block your cards. Tell your bank you'll be visiting Indonesia.

Never let your card out of your sight. This includes when you pay in restaurants.

Shield your PIN from sight.

Some vendors install hidden cameras and use card skimmers.

Don’t click on unknown links in WhatsApp or mobile phone text messages, particularly if your phone is linked to mobile banking.

Use ATMs at controlled and secure places, such as:

  • shopping centres

Scams and confidence tricks

Beware of scams and confidence tricks.

Only exchange money at authorised money changers. Authorised money changers can also be found on the  Bali Foreign Exchange website . Unauthorised money changers have been known to scam foreign tourists in Bali and elsewhere.

All types of gambling are illegal in Indonesia.

Australians have lost large sums of money in card game scams run by organised gambling gangs, particularly in Bali. See Local laws

Some tourists have been robbed or planted with drugs after taking new acquaintances back to their hotel rooms. In some cases, their drinks were spiked.

Legal disputes over the purchase of real estate are common, including in Bali, involving:

  • holiday clubs and resorts
  • timeshare schemes

Before entering into an agreement or providing financial details:

  • thoroughly research the proposal
  • get legal advice and know your rights, especially before you sign any documents

Using taxis

Only use official taxi companies. Crimes involving unregistered taxis include:

  • taxis departing before the passenger can take their baggage from the vehicle
  • taxi drivers robbing or temporarily holding passengers, including in urban areas
  • taxi drivers forcing passengers to withdraw money at ATMs before releasing them

Lone female travellers are at higher risk of crime.

If you're in an incident involving a taxi, leave the taxi and the immediate area if it's safe to do so.

See Travel .

Cyber security

You may be at risk of cyber-based threats during overseas travel to any country. Digital identity theft is a growing concern. Your devices and personal data can be compromised, especially if you're connecting to Wi-Fi, using or connecting to shared or public computers, or to Bluetooth.

Social media can also be risky in destinations where there are social or political tensions, or laws that may seem unreasonable by Australian standards. Travellers have been arrested for things they have said on social media. Don't comment on local or political events on your social media.

  • Cyber security when travelling overseas

Kidnapping  can happen, with political, ideological and criminal motives. Targets have included foreigners.

On 7 February 2023, a New Zealand pilot was taken hostage by an armed group in Paro, Papua Pegunungan.

Always be alert to your personal security and surroundings.

The Australian Government's longstanding policy is that it doesn't make payments or concessions to kidnappers.

Adventure activities

Many businesses don't always follow safety and maintenance standards. This includes transport and tour operators, water sports providers, hotels, restaurants and shops.

It may affect adventure activities, such as:

  • bungee jumping
  • scuba diving and snorkelling 
  • chairlift or gondola rides

In the past, Australians have been seriously injured while participating in adventure activities and have required intensive care medical treatment. The Australian Government won't pay for these costs.

If you plan to do an adventure activity :

  • check if your travel insurance policy covers it
  • ask about safety, search and rescue procedures
  • ask about and insist on minimum safety requirements
  • always use available safety gear, such as life jackets or seatbelts
  • check with your travel provider on vessel capacity limits before embarking on sea, land or air travel
  • check weather and ocean conditions on the day and before continuing with water activities or sea travel

If proper safety equipment isn't available or you're unsure of the provider's safety procedures, use another provider.

Trekking and climbing

Some mountain treks suit only experienced climbers. Travel with a guide and check the level of difficulty beforehand.

Many trekking options may be on or around an active volcano. Many of Indonesia's volcanoes are active and can erupt without warning. Volcanic and seismic activity may continue for some time. Adhere to exclusion zones around volcanoes, which can change at short notice, and follow the advice of local authorities. If you're planning to travel to an area near an active volcano, check with local authorities before climbing and check:

  • Bureau of Meteorology  Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre  
  • MAGMA Indonesia  (Bahasa Indonesia) for daily updates on status and alert levels
  • National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB)  (Bahasa Indonesia)

Swimming safety

People have drowned in coastal areas, including in Bali, due to rough seas and strong currents.

Local beach rescue services may not be of the same standard as in Australia.

Saltwater crocodiles are in rivers throughout Indonesia. Avoid swimming around river estuaries and seek local advice in other locations. 

If you plan to spend time in or on the water:

  • regularly check weather reports
  • take warnings seriously
  • check media and local sources for information about potential dangers
  • speak to your travel provider about safety equipment and weather conditions before continuing with planned activities
  • if possible, take a friend or family member with you when you undertake swimming or water activities
  • ensure you have travel insurance and that your policy covers you for planned activities

Ensure you have travel insurance and that your policy covers you for planned activities.

Climate and natural disasters

Indonesia experiences natural disasters and severe weather , including:

  • landslides and mudslides
  • volcanic eruptions
  • earthquakes
  • storms resulting in turbulent sea conditions
  • tsunamis and high wave events

If there's a natural disaster or severe weather:

  • always carry your passport in a waterproof bag
  • keep in contact with family and friends
  • check the media and local sources for information
  • don't undertake sea, land or air travel if it's not safe to do so

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

Floods and mudslides

Floods , landslides and mudslides occur regularly during the wet season from October to April.

Heavy rains can cause significant flooding in urban areas, including the greater Jakarta region.

Walking and driving in flooded areas can be dangerous. Flood waters may hide uncovered drainage ditches.

Volcanic activity may escalate with little or no notice, leading to flight disruptions and airport closures, including in surrounding provinces. Contact your airline for the latest flight information. 

There are 147 volcanoes in Indonesia. 76 of them are active volcanoes and could erupt at any time.

Volcanic alert levels and exclusion zones may rise quickly. You may be ordered to evacuate at short notice. Volcanic activity can disrupt domestic and international flights. There are 4 volcano alert levels in Indonesia; 1 - normal, 2 - advisory, 3 - watch, 4 - warning.

Before you travel to areas that are prone to volcanic activity, monitor media and ensure you read the Indonesian Government's latest advice on current volcanic activity, including:

  • Volcanic Activity Report  by Indonesia's Multiplatform Application for Geohazard Mitigation and Assessment (MAGMA) (Bahasa Indonesia)
  • Volcano Activity and Observatory Notices  (English and Bahasa Indonesia)
  • MAGMA Indonesia Map of Latest Volcano Levels and Climate Information  (Bahasa Indonesia)
  • Bureau of Meteorology's  Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre

If there's volcanic activity:

  • avoid the area
  • take official warnings seriously and adhere to exclusion zones
  • follow the instructions and advice of local authorities
  • follow evacuation orders
  • read our advice on Volcanic eruptions while travelling

Volcanic ash can cause breathing difficulties. The risk is higher for people with chronic respiratory illnesses, including:

Recent and frequent volcanic activity has included:

  • Mount Lewotobi in East Flores Regency, East Nusa Tenggara
  • Mount Marapi in West Sumatra
  • Mount Anak Krakatau, to the south of Sumatra
  • Mount Merapi, near Yogyakarta
  • Mt Dunoko in North Sulawesi
  • Mount Semeru, near Malang
  • Mount Agung in Bali
  • Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra

Some trekking routes are on or near active volcanoes, including Mount Agung and Mount Batur in Bali, Mt Marapi in West Sumatra, Mt Merapi near Yogyakarta, and Mount Rinjani in Lombok. See 'Trekking and climbing'.

If you're planning to travel to an area near an active volcano, check:

Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance and check if any restrictions apply.

If a volcanic eruption occurs:

  • make a backup plan in case you're affected
  • contact your airline or travel insurer to confirm flight schedules and get help
  • keep in touch with family and friends
  • Learn more about  volcanic eruptions  (Geoscience Australia)
  • See practical advice and information about  volcanic eruptions  (US CDC)
  • See worldwide  volcanic activity reports  in real-time (GDACS)

Earthquakes

Indonesia is in an active earthquake region. It has a high level of earthquake activity, that sometimes triggers tsunamis.

There are approximately 4,000 earthquakes across Indonesia every year. Around 70 to 100 of these are over 5.5 magnitude.

Earthquakes can cause death, injury and significant damage to infrastructure.

Strong earthquakes can occur anywhere in Indonesia. They are less common in Kalimantan and south-west Sulawesi.

To stay safe during an earthquake:

  • know the emergency plans at your accommodation
  • take precautions to avoid exposure to debris and hazardous materials, including asbestos
  • MAGMA Indonesia  (Bahasa Indonesia)
  • Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency  (Bahasa Indonesia)
  • Indonesia's Centre for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation  (Bahasa Indonesia)
  • US Federal Emergency Management Agency advice on what to do before, during and after an earthquake  (English)

Forest fires and smoke haze

During the dry season in April to September, widespread forest fires can cause smoke haze resulting in poor air quality across parts of Indonesia, particularly the Riau Islands, central Sumatra and Kalimantan.

Smoke haze could affect your health and travel plans.

Keep up to date with local information and seek medical advice on appropriate precautions.

  • Haze Action Online
  • Smartraveller advice on Bushfires

Tsunamis and high wave events

The Indian and Pacific Oceans experience more frequent, large and destructive tsunamis than other parts of the world.

There are many large earthquakes along major tectonic plate boundaries and ocean trenches.

High wave events can happen throughout coastal regions and between islands. They're caused by strong weather conditions and storms.

If you plan to surf or travel by sea, check local conditions regularly.

If there’s a tsunami or high wave event: 

  • don't travel by sea if it's not safe to do so
  • Indonesia Tsunami Early Warning Centre  issues warnings when a potential tsunami with significant impact is expected
  • Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency  with the latest list of earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 5.0 on the Richter scale (Bahasa Indonesia)
  • US Federal Emergency Management Agency page  on what to do before, during and after an earthquake

Piracy occurs in the coastal areas of Indonesia.

The  International Maritime Bureau (IMB)  issues weekly piracy reports.

If you decide to travel by boat in these regions:

  • check  IMB piracy  reports
  • get local advice
  • arrange security measures

Travelling by boat

  • Going on a cruise
  • International Maritime Bureau

Travel insurance

Get comprehensive travel insurance before you leave. 

Your policy needs to cover all overseas medical costs, including emergency treatment and medical evacuation. The Australian Government won't pay for these costs.

If you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel. This applies to everyone, no matter how healthy and fit you are.

If you're not insured, you may have to pay many thousands of dollars up-front for medical care.

Before you travel, confirm:

  • what activities and care your policy covers
  • that your insurance covers you for the whole time you'll be away, including on all forms of transport you plan to take
  • whether it covers medical evacuation in the event of hospitalisation or injury
  • any exclusions to your policy

Physical and mental health

Consider your physical and mental health before you travel, especially if you have an existing medical condition. 

See your doctor or travel clinic to:

  • have a basic health check-up
  • ask if your travel plans may affect your health
  • plan any vaccinations you need

Do this at least 8 weeks before you leave.

If you have immediate concerns for your welfare or the welfare of another Australian, call the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 or contact your  nearest Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate  to discuss counselling hotlines and services available in your location.

  • General health advice
  • Healthy holiday tips  (Healthdirect Australia)

Not all medication available over the counter or by prescription in Australia is available in other countries. Some may even be considered illegal or a controlled substance, even if prescribed by an Australian doctor.

Some drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are illegal in Indonesia.

If you plan to bring over-the-counter or prescription medication, check if it's legal in Indonesia by contacting the  Indonesian Embassy in Canberra  well in advance of your planned travel. Take enough legal medicine for your trip and carry it in its original packaging. Purchasing prescription medication online in Indonesia without an Indonesian prescription is illegal. Ensure you provide a valid prescription from an Indonesian doctor before purchasing prescription medication and confirm that it's accepted by the seller prior to your purchase.

Carry a copy of your prescription and a letter from your doctor stating:

  • what the medicine is
  • your required dosage
  • that it's for personal use

If you're caught with illegal medicine, you could face detention, fines or harsher penalties. You could face charges even if an Australian doctor prescribed the medication.

Ask the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra for advice before you travel.

Medicinal cannabis and cannabis-based products

Cannabis-based products such as cannabis oil and creams, hemp, CBD, THC, hash and edibles remain illegal in Indonesia, including for medicinal purposes. A medical prescription does not make it legal. If you take such products to Indonesia or purchase or use them in Indonesia, you can be arrested and face imprisonment, fines, deportation or the death penalty.

Medications

Health Risks

Critical care for Australians who become seriously ill, including in Bali, is significantly below the standard available in Australia. Medical evacuation may not be possible.

The Australian Government cannot guarantee your access to hospitals and other health services in Indonesia. 

Medical evacuation to Australia for medical conditions, including COVID-19, is possible but is very expensive and may not be covered by travel insurance. Check your policy before you travel.

Ban on sale of liquid/syrup medication

The Indonesian Ministry of Health (MoH) has advised local health workers and pharmacists to stop selling liquid/syrup medication, including commonly used medications containing paracetamol and cough syrups. MoH and the Indonesian Paediatrician Association (IDAI) received reports of a sharp increase in cases of Atypical Progressive Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in children , especially under the age of 5 years.

Insect-borne illnesses

Insect-borne illnesses are common throughout the year.

To protect yourself from disease:

  • research your destination
  • ask locals for advice
  • make sure your accommodation is mosquito-proof
  • use insect repellent
  • wear long, loose, light-coloured clothing

Dengue  occurs throughout Indonesia, including Bali, Jakarta and other major cities.

Dengue is common during the rainy season.

Australian health authorities have reported an increase in dengue infections in people returning from Bali in recent years.

There are now two dengue vaccines, but they are not currently available in Australia. For further information, contact your doctor.

Zika virus  can occur in Indonesia.

Protect yourself from mosquito bites.

The  Australian Department of Health and Aged Care  advises pregnant women to:

  • discuss any travel plans with their doctor
  • consider deferring non-essential travel to affected areas

Malaria , including chloroquine-resistant strains, is widespread in rural areas, in particular in Papua, Papua Barat, Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) provinces. There is no malaria transmission in Jakarta.

  • Consider taking medicine to prevent malaria.

Japanese encephalitis and filariasis

Japanese encephalitis  and  filariasis  occur in Indonesia, especially in rural agricultural areas.

Japanese encephalitis has been present in Australian travellers returning from Indonesia, including Bali.

Vaccination is recommended for certain groups of travellers. 

  • Infectious diseases

Drink poisoning

People have been poisoned by alcoholic drinks contaminated with harmful substances, including methanol and arak (a traditional rice-based spirit). Locals and foreigners, including Australians, have died or become seriously ill from poisoned drinks.

Cases of drink poisoning have been reported in Bali and Lombok.

Contaminated drinks have included:

  • local spirits
  • spirit-based drinks, such as cocktails
  • brand name alcohol

To protect yourself from drink poisoning:

  • consider the risks when drinking alcoholic beverages
  • be careful drinking cocktails and drinks made with spirits
  • drink only at reputable licensed premises
  • avoid home-made alcoholic drinks

Labels on bottles aren't always accurate.

Symptoms of methanol poisoning can be similar to drinking too much. However, they are usually stronger.

Symptoms of methanol poisoning include:

  • vision problems

Vision problems may include:

  • blindness, blurred or snowfield vision
  • changes in colour perception
  • difficulty looking at bright lights
  • dilated pupils
  • flashes of light
  • tunnel vision

If you suspect that you or someone you're travelling with may have been poisoned, act quickly. Urgent medical attention could save your life, or save you from permanent disability.

Report suspected cases of methanol poisoning to the Indonesian police.

Magic mushrooms

Don't consume magic mushrooms. They're illegal.

Australians have become sick or injured after taking magic mushrooms.

Australians have been in trouble with local police after taking magic mushrooms, particularly in Bali.

Magic mushrooms can cause major health problems, including:

  • erratic behaviour
  • severe hallucinations

Rabies is a risk throughout Indonesia, especially in:

  • East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur)
  • South Sulawesi
  • West Kalimantan
  • Nias, off the west coast of Sumatra

To protect yourself from rabies:

  • avoid direct contact with dogs
  • don't feed or pat animals
  • avoid contact with other animals, including bats and monkeys.

Talk to your doctor about getting a pre-exposure rabies vaccination. 

If bitten or scratched by an animal:

  • immediately use soap and water to wash the wound thoroughly for 10 minutes
  • seek urgent medical attention.

Rabies treatment in Indonesia may be limited, including the rabies vaccine and immunoglobulin availability. If you're bitten, you may need to return to Australia or travel to another country for immediate treatment.

You're at risk of contracting rabies if you visit a market where live animals and fresh food are sold because:

  • live rabies-positive dogs may be present
  • rabies-positive dog meat may be sold as food

Selling dog meat for human consumption is a breach of government disease control regulations.

Avoid contact with monkeys, even in places where you're encouraged to interact with them. This includes:

  • popular markets
  • tourist destinations
  • sanctuaries

Legionnaires' disease

Cases of Legionnaires' disease have been reported in people who have travelled to the Kuta region of Bali. Travellers who are unwell with flu-like symptoms within 10 days of returning from Bali are advised to consult their GPs.

  • Legionnaires' disease warning for Bali travellers  (Western Australian Government Department of Health) 
  • Legionnaires’ disease  (Better Health Channel, Victorian Government Department of Health)
  • Legionnaires' disease  (World Health Organization)

Cases of poliovirus (type 1) have been reported in the Papua provinces, and poliovirus (type 2) in Aceh and Jawa Barat (West Java) provinces. There may be unreported cases in other provinces in Indonesia.

Ensure that you're vaccinated against polio.

  • Factsheet on poliovirus types  (World Health Organization)
  • Health emergencies information for Indonesia  (World Health Organization)

Periodic outbreaks of measles continue to be reported in Indonesia, including Bali.

You need 2 doses of vaccine 4 weeks apart to be fully vaccinated against measles.

If you have symptoms of measles, seek medical attention.

Measles is highly infectious. Call before attending a healthcare facility.

Nipah Virus and Yellow Fever

There are no cases of  Nipah virus  or  Yellow Fever  in Indonesia. You may be temperature checked on arrival at international and domestic airports. If you have fever symptoms, you may be referred to the airport clinic for further tests and asked to seek medical treatment. See your doctor or travel clinic before you travel to plan any vaccinations you need.

Symptoms of Nipah virus include fever, headaches, muscle pain, vomiting, cough or sore throat. There's no vaccine available for the Nipah virus.

Symptoms of Yellow fever include fever, muscle pain, headache, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting. There is a vaccine for Yellow Fever.

HIV/AIDS is a risk for travellers. Take steps to reduce your risk of exposure to the virus.

Other health risks

Waterborne, foodborne, parasitic and other infectious diseases are widespread. These include:

  • tuberculosis

Serious outbreaks sometimes occur.

To protect yourself from illness:

  • boil drinking water or drink bottled water
  • avoid ice cubes
  • avoid raw food, such as salads

To minimise the risk of food poisoning, only eat meat from reputable suppliers.

Seek urgent medical attention if you suspect food poisoning or have a fever or diarrhoea.

Seafood toxins

You can become sick from naturally occurring seafood toxins, including:

  • ciguatera fish poisoning
  • scombroid (histamine fish poisoning)
  • toxins in shellfish

Avoid temporary black henna tattoos. The dye often causes serious skin reactions.

Before you get any tattoo, check the hygiene and safety of your tattoo provider.

Medical care

Medical facilities.

The standard of medical facilities in Indonesia is generally lower than Australia. Many regional hospitals only provide basic facilities.

Hospital staff may use physical restraints on patients.

Hospitals expect families to provide support to patients, including all financial support.

Psychiatric and psychological services are limited in Indonesia.

There's no reciprocal healthcare agreement between Australia and Indonesia.

Before admitting patients, hospitals usually need:

  • guarantee of payment from the patient or their next of kin (family or friend)
  • confirmation of medical insurance
  • up-front deposit for services

The Australian Government cannot provide guarantee of payment, confirmation of medical insurance or up-front deposit for services.

When diving in Indonesia, there is a risk that you may experience decompression illness. An illness may occur when a diver ascends to the water surface too quickly and may have severe consequences. Understand the risks before you dive. 

Decompression chambers are available in various areas, including the following locations:

  • Bali's Sanglah General Hospital
  • Siloam Hospital in Labuan Bajo
  • Hospitals in Jakarta, Bintan, Medan, Makassar, Raja Ampat (Waisai) and Manado near popular dive sites

If you become seriously ill or injured, you may need to be evacuated to a place with better care. Medical evacuation can be very expensive. Check your insurance policy before you travel. The Australian Government won't pay for these costs. It's best to check with your travel provider on the location and functionality of decompression chambers and other medical facilities available in the area before undertaking remote travel.

You're subject to all local laws and penalties, including those that may appear harsh by Australian standards. Research local laws before travelling.

Indonesian Parliament has passed revisions to its criminal code, which includes penalties for cohabitation and sex outside of marriage. These revisions will not come into force until January 2026.

If you're arrested or jailed, the Australian Government will do what it can to help you under our Consular Services Charter . But we can't get you out of trouble or out of jail.

Arrested or jailed

Penalties for drug offences are severe. They include the death penalty.

You may face heavy fines or jail for consuming or possessing even small amounts of drugs, including marijuana. Cannabis-based products such as cannabis oil and cream, hemp, CBD, THC, hash and edibles remain illegal in Indonesia, including for medicinal purposes. A medical prescription does not make it legal. If you take such products to Indonesia or purchase or use them in Indonesia, you can be arrested and face imprisonment, fines, deportation or the death penalty.

Some prescription medications that are available in Australia are illegal in Indonesia. Purchasing prescription medication online or over the counter in Indonesia without an Indonesian prescription is illegal. Ensure you provide a valid prescription from an Indonesian doctor before purchasing prescription medication and confirm that it's accepted by the seller before your purchase.

Magic mushrooms are illegal. Indonesian police work to prevent their distribution.

Police target illegal drug use and possession across Indonesia. Police often target popular places and venues in Bali, Lombok and Jakarta.

Carrying or using drugs

Local labour laws can change at short notice. This can affect expatriate workers.

Under Indonesian law, you must always carry identification. For example, your:

  • Australian passport; and
  • Resident's Stay Permit (if applicable)

Gambling is illegal.

Property laws are strict, seek legal advice before acquiring property in Indonesia.

It's sometimes illegal to take photographs in Indonesia. Obey signs banning photography. If in doubt, get advice from local officials. See Safety

Australian laws

Some Australian criminal laws still apply when you're overseas. If you break these laws, you may face prosecution in Australia.

Staying within the law and respecting customs

Local customs

Standards of dress and behaviour are conservative in many parts of Indonesia. Take care not to offend.

Find out what customs apply at your destination.

If in doubt, seek local advice.

LGBTI information

Same-sex relationships are legal in Indonesia, except in the province of Aceh. Same-sex relationships in Aceh may attract corporal punishment.  Visible displays of same sex relationships could draw unwanted attention.

Some laws and regulations can be applied in a way that discriminates against the LGBTI community. Including for pornography and prostitution.

Advice for LGBTI travellers

The Islamic holiday month of Ramadan  is observed in Indonesia. Respect religious and cultural customs and laws at this time.

During Ramadan, eating, drinking and smoking may be illegal in public during this time. If you're not fasting, avoid these activities around people who are. Seek local advice to avoid offence  and follow the advice of local authorities.

Explore our Ramadan page to learn more, including dates for Ramadan.

Aceh is governed as a special territory, not a province, and has a degree of special autonomy.

Some aspects of sharia law are upheld. This includes regulations and punishments that don't apply in other parts of Indonesia.

Local sharia police enforce sharia law.

Sharia law applies to anyone in Aceh, including:

  • foreigners (expats and travellers)
  • non-Muslims

Sharia law doesn't allow:

  • drinking alcohol
  • prostitution
  • same-sex relationships
  • extra-marital sex

It also requires a conservative standard of dress.

Learn about the laws in Aceh. If in doubt, seek local advice.

Dual citizenship

Indonesia doesn't allow dual nationality for adults  and you may be prosecuted by Immigration authorities should you be found to hold valid passports of two nationalities.

A child of Indonesian and Australian parents can maintain citizenship of both countries until the age of 18 years.

  • Embassy and Consulate of Indonesia
  • Information on limited dual citizenship
  • Dual nationals

Visas and border measures

Every country or territory decides who can enter or leave through its borders. For specific information about the evidence you'll need to enter a foreign destination, check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering. 

Bali Tourism Levy

From 14 February, the Bali Provincial Government will apply a new tourist levy of IDR 150,000 per person to foreign tourists entering Bali. The tourist levy is separate from the e-Visa on Arrival or the Visa on Arrival. Cashless payments can be made online prior to travel or on arrival at designated payment counters at Bali's airport and seaport. Exemption from payment of the levy applies to transit passengers and certain visa holders. See the Bali Provincial Government's   official website and FAQs for further information.

e-Visa on Arrival and Visa on Arrival

You can apply for an e-Visa on Arrival (e-VOA)  no later than 48 hours prior to travelling to Indonesia. Check the e-VOA requirements from Indonesian Immigration before applying.

You can still apply for a regular Visa on Arrival (VOA) at certain international airports, seaports and land crossings, including Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya, Makassar, Lombok, Batam, Medan, Manado, Tanjung Pinang and Yogyakarta, if you do not apply for an e-VOA at least 48 hours in advance of your travel to Indonesia.

The e-VOA or VOA can be used for tourism, official government duties, business meetings, or to transit through Indonesia.

Additional requirements apply if you are travelling on government duties.

For the latest list of entry points for the e-VOA or VOA, refer to the  Directorate General of Immigration's list of land border crossings, international airports, and international seaports .

The e-VOA and VOA cost IDR 500,000 (approximately $A 50), with the e-VOA charging a small online processing fee.

For the VOA, some airports, including Jakarta's international airport, are only accepting cash payment. Card payment facilities are available at Bali's international airport. ATM facilities may be in high demand. Be prepared to pay in cash if required. 

The visa is valid for a 30 day stay and can be extended once (for a maximum of 30 days) by applying at an immigration office within Indonesia. Ensure you extend your visa within the initial 30 days to avoid an overstay fine and deportation.

To apply for a regular VOA, you must show:

  • your ordinary (non-emergency) passport with at least 6 months of validity from the date you plan to enter (we also recommend having at least 6 months passport validity from the date you plan to leave Indonesia, to avoid any issues for your departure or onward travel) 
  • a return flight booking to Australia or onward flight booking to another country

Contact your travel agent, airline, or your nearest  Embassy or Consulate of Indonesia  for details.

Other visas

If you're entering Indonesia from a port or airport that does not issue a visa on arrival, you must apply for a visa in advance of travel, including for tourism or business purposes.

Overstaying your permit may result in fines, detention and/or deportation.

  • check your visa and permit, and contact DGI for advice specific to your needs
  • visit  www.imigrasi.go.id , click on the ‘English’ option on the top right-hand page
  • if you use an agent to extend your visa or stay permit, use only reputable companies
  • if you have specific enquiries on visas or stay permits, contact DGI’s Customer Service team via WhatsApp on +62 821 1295 3298

Entry and exit conditions can change at short notice. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate for details about visas, currency, customs and quarantine rules.

You can't work or conduct research in Indonesia unless you have the appropriate visa. Fines of IDR1,000,000 (approx. $A 100) per day apply for the maximum 60 day overstay period.

If you breach Indonesian immigration regulations, you may face:

  • deportation
  • re-entry bans

You may not be allowed to enter Indonesia if you have a criminal record. This is regardless of how long ago the offence took place. If you're concerned, contact an Embassy or Consulate of Indonesia before you travel.

Indonesian immigration and visa decisions are final. The Australian Government can't help you.

If you're travelling on an emergency passport, you can only enter Indonesia if you have a visa from an  Embassy or Consulate of Indonesia .

  • Embassy or Consulate of Indonesia

Border measures

You'll be required to complete an  e-customs declaration for arrival . You can complete this within 3 days of departure to Indonesia.

Check entry requirements with your travel provider or the nearest  Embassy or Consulate of Indonesia  before you travel.

Departure from Indonesia

Indonesia, including Bali, currently has an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease affecting animals. In preparing to travel to Australia, read Smartraveller's advice on  biosecurity and border controls . Measures include cleaning dirty shoes, clothing or equipment before boarding your flight to Australia and not packing meat or dairy products. On your Incoming Passenger Declaration, you must declare any meat, dairy or animal products and any of your travel in rural areas or near animals (e.g., farms, zoos, markets).

Other formalities

If you're staying in a private residence, not a hotel, register when you arrive with both:

  • the local Rukun Tetangga Office
  • local police

If you plan to be in Indonesia for more than 30 days:

  • register with the local immigration office
  • make sure you have the right visa

Embassy of Indonesia in Canberra

Indonesia won't let you enter unless your passport is valid for 6 months after you plan to leave Indonesia. This can apply even if you're just transiting or stopping over. You can end up stranded or returned back to your previous port overseas at your own cost, if your passport is not valid for more than 6 months from the date you enter and the date you plan to leave Indonesia.

Indonesia does not accept entry with an emergency passport, even if it is valid for more than 6 months. Ensure you enter Indonesia on a valid ordinary, official, or diplomatic passport.

Some foreign governments and airlines apply these rules inconsistently. Travellers can receive conflicting advice from different sources.

The Australian Government does not set these rules. Check your passport's expiry date before you travel. If you're not sure it'll be valid for long enough, consider getting a new passport .

Lost or stolen passport

Your passport is a valuable document. It's attractive to people who may try to use your identity to commit crimes.

Some people may try to trick you into giving them your passport. Always keep it in a safe place.

If your passport is lost or stolen, tell the Australian Government as soon as possible:

  • In Australia, contact the Australian Passport Information Service .
  • If you're overseas, contact the nearest Australian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission.

Damaged Passports

Indonesian authorities have strict standards for damaged passports, and travellers have been refused entry into Indonesia with a damaged passport. Normal wear and tear, including water damage, minor tears or rips to the pages, can be considered damaged. 

It's important that:

  • there are no tears or cuts in the passport pages, especially the photo page
  • everything on the photo page is legible and clear
  • there are no marks across your photo or in the Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) on the photo page
  • no pages have been removed
  • there is no alteration or tampering

If you're not sure about the condition of your passport, call the Australian Passport Office on 131 232 or contact your nearest  Australian embassy or consulate overseas . We may need to see your passport to assess it.

  • Passport Services  
  • Damaged and faulty passports  
  • Using and protecting your passport  

Passport with ‘X’ gender identifier

Although Australian passports comply with international standards for sex and gender, we can’t guarantee that a passport showing 'X' in the sex field will be accepted for entry or transit by another country. Conta ct the nearest e mbassy, high commission or consulate of your destination  before you arrive at the border to confirm if authorities will accept passports with 'X' gender markers.

The local currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).

Declare cash in excess of IDR100,000,000 or equivalent when you arrive and leave. This covers all forms of currency, not only cash.

IDR100,000,000 is worth about $A10,000.

Local travel

Travel permits.

You may need a travel permit or Surat Keterangan Jalan to travel to some areas of the Papua provinces.

Check if you need a permit with the nearest  Embassy or Consulate of Indonesia  or with your travel provider.

Mobile Phone Reception and Wi-Fi

Mobile phone reception and Wi-Fi are not always available, including in remote areas and some resort islands. 

If you plan to stay in Indonesia for more than 90 days and would like to use your mobile phone purchased overseas, you'll need to register your mobile phone IMEI number with  Indonesian Customs  within the first 60 days of your stay. 

If you plan to stay in Indonesia for less than 90 days, you can visit the local cellular operator/provider booth at the airport to get an access period to use the Indonesian cellular network, which is only valid for 90 days and includes data roaming.

A customs payment may be required, or a tourist SIM card can be purchased for short-term stays. You can use Wi-Fi networks without registration.

To stay in communication and avoid mobile service interruptions: 

  • check mobile coverage with your service provider
  • register your mobile device with  Indonesian Customs  on arrival if you plan to connect to the mobile network 

Driving permit

To drive in Indonesia, you need either:

  • an Indonesian licence
  • an International Driving Permit (IDP)

Check that your licence or permit is appropriate for the type of vehicle you're driving.

Your Australian licence isn't enough.

Your travel insurer will deny any claims you make if:

  • you're unlicensed
  • you don't hold the correct class of licence

Road travel

Traffic can be extremely congested.

Road users are often unpredictable or undisciplined.

You're more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle accident in Indonesia than in Australia. Drive defensively. Some traffic incidents can escalate into violent disputes quickly.

Consider hiring a taxi or a driver who is familiar with local roads and traffic conditions.

Driving or riding

Motorcycles

Motorcycle accidents have killed and injured foreigners, including Australians. This includes in tourist areas, particularly Bali.

If you're riding a motorbike and there's an accident, you'll often be assumed to be at fault. You may be expected to compensate all parties.

If you hire a motorbike:

  • make sure your insurance policy covers you
  • check if any policy restrictions apply, for example if you're not licensed to ride a motorcycle in Australia

Always wear a helmet.

Public transport

Buses can be crowded, particularly:

  • around public holidays
  • during peak commute times

Safety standards may not be observed.

Transport and getting around safely

Only use official taxi companies. You can book these:

  • from inside airports
  • at stands at major hotels

Check your taxi is official.

Unofficial operators can have taxis that look similar to those run by reputable companies.

See Safety .

Rail travel

Inter-city rail networks operate on the islands of Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi.

Commuter trains operate in Jakarta.

Trains can be crowded, particularly:

  • during peak commuter times

Travel between islands

Travel by ferry or boat can be dangerous.

Passenger and luggage limits aren't always observed.

Equipment may not be properly maintained.

There may not be enough life jackets. It's unlikely that the crew will have life jackets for children.

In August 2023, three people went missing after a ship sank in the Thousand Islands off the coast of Jakarta.

In July 2023, 15 people died after a ferry sank off Sulawesi Island.

In January 2023, 23 passengers and 6 crew were rescued after an inter-island ferry sank while returning from Nusa Penida to Sanur Beach, Bali.

In May 2022, 19 people died after a ferry sank in the Makassar Strait.

In June 2018, a ferry sank on Lake Toba in Sumatra and 100s of people died.

If you plan to travel by sea between islands:

  • make sure any ferry or boat you board has appropriate safety equipment and life jackets
  • wear a life jacket at all times
  • take enough life jackets for all children travelling with you
  • ask your tour operator or crew about safety standards
  • check sea and weather conditions before embarking on boat or ferry travel, and delay travel if conditions are not safe

If appropriate safety equipment isn't available, use another provider.

Avoid travelling by water after dark unless the vessel is properly equipped. Avoid travel during wet weather or storms.

DFAT doesn't provide information on the safety of individual commercial airlines or flight paths.

Check Indonesia's air safety profile with the Aviation Safety Network.

The European Union (EU) has published a list of airlines that have operating bans or restrictions within the EU. See the  EU list of banned airlines .

Australian travellers should make their own decisions on which airlines to travel with.

Emergencies

Depending on what you need, contact your:

  • family and friends
  • travel agent
  • insurance provider

Search and rescue services

Medical emergencies and ambulance, police stations in bali.

Refer to the Bali Tourism Board’s list of  police stations in Bali

Call (+6221) 526 4073.

Always get a police report when you report a crime.

Your insurer should have a 24-hour emergency number.

Consular contacts

Read the Consular Services Charter for what the Australian Government can and can't do to help you overseas.

Australian Embassy, Jakarta 

Jalan Patra Kuningan Raya Kav. 1-4 Jakarta Selatan 12950

Phone: (+62 21) 2550 5555 Email: [email protected] Website: indonesia.embassy.gov.au Facebook: Australian Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia Twitter: @DubesAustralia Instagram: @KeDubesAustralia

Make an appointment online or call (+62 21) 2550 5500 or (+62 21) 2550 5555.

Australian Consulate-General, Bali

Jalan Tantular 32 Renon Denpasar Bali 80234

Phone: (+62 361) 2000 100 Email: [email protected] Website: bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au Twitter: @KonJenBali Instagram:  @konjenbali

Australian Consulate-General, Makassar

Wisma Kalla Lt. 7 Jalan Dr Sam Ratulangi No. 8 Makassar South Sulawesi 90125

Phone: (+62 411) 366 4100 Email: [email protected] Website: makassar.consulate.gov.au Facebook: Australian Consulate-General, Makassar, Sulawesi Twitter: @KonJenMakassar Instagram:  @konjenmakassar

Australian Consulate-General, Surabaya

Level 3 ESA Sampoerna Center Jl. Dokter.Ir. H. Soekarno No. 198 Klampis Ngasem, Sukolilo, Surabaya

Phone: (+62 31) 9920 3200 Email: [email protected] Website: surabaya.consulate.gov.au Instagram: @KonJenSurabaya

Check the websites for details about opening hours and any temporary closures.

24-hour Consular Emergency Centre

In a consular emergency, if you can't contact an embassy, call the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on:

  • +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas
  • 1300 555 135 in Australia

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  • Visas for Bali: The Complete Guide

Traveling to Bali is one of the most memorable adventures you might undertake. However, knowing as much as possible about the visa process ensures a better trip. A visa mistake can result in travel delays and potential disruptions impacting the quality of your trip.

Visa scenarios like the ones in The Proposal (on Fubo) are somewhat rare. However, visa issues in the real world are no laughing matter for most.

Why take the chance of a mistake when there are easy options to prevent such issues?

B213 Visa on Arrival (VOA) 30 Days

Types of Visas for Vistors Traveling to Bali

B213 visa on arrival (voa) 30 days – free and paid.

This visa allows eligible visitors to stay in Bali for a period of 30 days. There are two categories within the B213 VOA: the free option and the paid option.

The free option is free for nationals from specific Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries (ASEAN) . Indonesia has only recently, in 2023, paused visa-free entry for all countries except for those belonging to the (ASEAN).

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Travelers often get confused as to why there was the option to buy a ‘30-Day Visa’ on arrival in the arrivals hall (previous to the free visa pause) before lining up to go through immigration when they could get a ‘Free 30-Day Visa’ on arrival when going through immigration anyway. This is because the ‘Free 30-Day Visa’ on arrival cannot be extended.

Therefore, previously if you wanted to extend your stay in Indonesia beyond 30 days you had to purchase a ‘30-Day Visa’ online BEFORE arriving in Bali or on arrival in the arrival halls which could then be extended for an additional 30 days – giving you 60 days total in Indonesia.

Currently, if you are not a citizen of one of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries you will have to purchase your B213 Visa on Arrival (VOA) anyway .

bali-visa

Tourists From Which Countries are Eligible for a Visa On Arrival

The following countries are eligible for a paid VOA upon arrival at Bali Airport or an (e-VOA) electronic Visa on Arrival which can be purchased online through Indonesia’s official immigration site before traveling.

Eligible Countries

Brunei Darussalam

Czechoslovakia

Liechtenstein

New Zealand

Philippines

Saudi Arabia

South Africa

South Korea

Switzerland

The Netherlands

Timor Leste

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States of America

The full list from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia can be found in this link .

211A Tourist Visa 60 Days – single entry visitor visa

If you want to stay longer than 30 days without having to extend your paid ‘30-Day Visa,’ or pay for flights to do a visa run, (flying out and back into Indonesia to get another ‘30-Day Visa’) apply for a ‘60-Day Tourist Visa’ well before you travel.

A ‘60-Day Tourist Visa’ is a single entry visit visa for tourism or recreational activities.

It’s straightforward to obtain through Indonesia’s official immigration site or an Indonesian embassy within your own country before you go.

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Organizing a ‘60-Day Tourist Visa’ before you travel saves you both money and time compared to extending your paid ‘30-Day B213 Visa on Arrival’.

B211A Visit Visa

B211A single-entry e-visas cater to tourists and travelers engaging in specific business activities. These visas are valid for 60 days, extendable twice for another 60 days (180 days total), and don’t permit you to work during your stay. Examples of approved activities with these visas include tourism, attending conferences, and visiting family and friends.

The B211A visa is well-suited to digital nomads and other remote workers who want to take advantage of Indonesia’s expat-friendly environment for up to 180 days. One point to note as a digital nomad is that you will not be allowed to work for Indonesian clients in any manner.

Both digital nomads and tourists needing a visa to travel to Bali can apply online. Travelers ineligible for a VOA must apply for a visa before entering the country.

It is also a useful visa for those who are citizens of countries that are not listed for visas on arrival.

All B211A Visa applications need to be applied for and completed before traveling to Indonesia. Apply through a visa agent who can manage the entire application process, Indonesia’s official immigration site , or an Indonesian embassy within your own country before you go.

Long Stay Visas

Visa options for extended stays (temporary work visa C312, second home visa, etc.) are available for those who intend to either work or stay for longer durations.

Visa Requirements and Eligibility

Bali visitors require visas for entry unless they are Timor Leste nationals or nationals of one of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. One of the visa categories above will apply to non-ASEAN visitors. The eligibility will vary based on the specific visa, with each of the options having different purposes.

Emergency travel documents or passports are unsuitable for Indenisan visa purposes. For entry, you must have a valid passport for at least six months from your arrival date. Arriving in Bali with invalid travel documents will result in your being sent home.

It is recommended to purchase your visa online through Indonesia’s official immigration site at least 48 hours before arrival. You may buy your visa as far in advance as two weeks. Otherwise, you must purchase it at the airport on arrival (the B213 VOA).

Your B213 VOA is eligible for one 30-day extension during the time of your trip. If you want to stay past the extension, you must leave the country and return after getting another visa. Planning your surfing trip so you can make arrangements about extending your visa if necessary is always helpful.

Depending on the type of visa that you are applying for, you may need the following documents. These may be needed for both online and at-airport applications.

  • Passport-size photo
  • Departure ticket from Indonesia
  • Proof of funds (US$2000 or more) – last 3 months’ bank statements, deposits, salary slips

How to Get a Visa for Bali

Getting visas for Bali is a straightforward process. Knowing which visa is best for your circumstances makes everything hassle-free. Getting the right visa increases your chances of your trip going smoothly and you having maximum enjoyment from the experience.

Applying online before your trip is the easiest way to start this process. Although many apply for a 30 day VOA upon arrival at the airport, there are long lines to consider. Getting your visa before your trip gives you more time to devote to the activities that you have planned for.

Bali Visa Extension and Renewal Process

Traveling throughout Bali is so exciting that it is easy to see why many may opt to extend their stay. As mentioned earlier, a free visa for visitors from one of the ASEAN countries cannot be extended. The paid B213 VOA is eligible for one 30-day renewal (for another IDR 500,000 or ~US$35). B211A visitor visas are good for 60 days, with up to two 60-day renewals, which keeps your travel plans somewhat more open.

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If you want to renew a visa, start the process ten to 15 days before the current visa expires. The visa extension form is available at the Immigration Office and online. Should you opt to visit the Immigration Office for your renewal, there may be shorter lines and faster service early in the morning.

Extension fees may vary depending on the visa type and renewal length. Do note that some offices do not accept credit cards. Keep some cash on hand to avoid last-minute payment problems.

Biometric data collection is your next step in this visa process. This process consists of a photo and fingerprinting. One of the immigration officers might interview you to learn more about your stay in Bali.

The Immigration Office will process your extension request after you’ve completed the steps. In most cases, processing takes about seven business days. Staying in Bali legally during this time is essential so you don’t lose your status.

Visa Costs and Fees

👉 The 30-Day B213 VOA (visitors from non-ASEAN countries) costs IDR 500,000 or ~US$35 .

👉 The 60-Day 211A Tourist Visa costs IDR 1,500,000 or ~US$100 . 

👉 The 180-Day (60 + 60 + 60)  B211A Visit Visa costs IDR 2,000,000 or ~US$130 . 

Costs for visas can add up, but there are ways to save money. Following these tips helps you keep your travel costs down:

  • Consider applying online to avoid consulate and embassy fees. You can also skip long lines, which might be an issue during peak vacation times.
  • If you want the option to stay longer, consider a longer-term visa. The longer your visa lasts, the less often you need to go through the renewal process.
  • Plan your trip well so you don’t end up overstaying. Overstaying your visa will invite high penalties.

Tips for a Smooth Visa Application Process

  • When you apply for a Bali visa online, you should have legible copies of certain documents handy to make things go more smoothly:

– Photocopy of your passport – Passport-size photo – Accommodation information

  • You’ll need a functional email address to check for updates on your visa. Also, make sure you have access to a Mastercard or Visa card. There is less of a chance of delays if everything is in order at the time.
  • Make sure you’re choosing the right kind of visa. The wrong type of visa may require paperwork and penalties/legal action.
  • Double-check to make sure your passport has six months’ validity. You need to have a valid passport to enter Indonesia. Make sure your passport has a free page for Indonesian entry stamps.
  • Make sure you have complete flight information for arrival and departure. Many inadvertently omit their departure date. Immigration authorities require this data to prevent overstays.
  • Don’t forget about your accommodation information. Hotels and homestays are examples of the most common accommodations for visitors.
  • If your stay is being sponsored, you need to have documentation (usually a letter) from your sponsor.
  • Applying about a few weeks before your trip should give you time for your visa to process with minimal delays. Do check your email regularly to stay updated on your visa’s progress.

Common Visa Mistakes to Avoid

Visitors to this beach paradise often make critical visa mistakes, potentially leading to unwanted consequences. The more effort you make to avoid these mistakes, the more you will benefit in the form of a hassle-free trip.

One of the most common mistakes is applying for a different visa when your passport is nearing its expiration date. If your passport is valid but getting close to expiration, you can use it for entry only, with a validity of at least 6 months. Extended stays require passport validity of at least 12 months.

Having original copies of your travel document is essential. However, besides having the original, you should also have multiple copies in case of loss. Indonesian officials have the right to check to ensure visitors are legally in the country.

Many travelers apply for family passports for the sake of convenience. If anyone in your family might be visiting another area during your surfing trip, one passport might be inconvenient. Getting a passport for each family member ensures more unrestricted travel.

If you get your passport replaced while in Indonesia for any reason, you will need to apply for an exit permit before your departure.

Some of these mistakes are easy to make if you refer to the wrong information. There are a ton of websites that offer visa advice and assistance. Some of these websites take extra money to manage the application process on your behalf. Be sure to do your research and apply only through legitimate websites, or the official immigration website if you decide to apply by yourself.

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Common Visa-Related Questions and Concerns

Some questions and concerns are common for anyone who seeks a Bali visa. These issues are important to address before traveling.

Do I need a return ticket when entering Bali?

It’s advisable to have a return or onward ticket when entering Bali, as your airline and/or immigration authorities may ask for proof of your intention to leave the country within the permitted stay period. While it’s not always enforced, having a return ticket can help avoid potential issues at the border.

Must I apply for a VOA extension in person?

Not necessarily. You can apply for an extension of a VOA both in person at an Immigration Office or online , following a process similar to the one for applying for a visa.

Can I work in Bali on a tourist visa?

No, working on a tourist visa is not allowed in Bali or Indonesia. If you intend to work, you will need to apply for a proper work permit or business visa, which usually requires sponsorship from an Indonesian employer or business entity. Engaging in employment without the appropriate visa or permit can lead to deportation and other legal consequences.

Can I work in Bali on a business visa?

The business visa permits researching investment opportunities, sourcing goods, or having business meetings, but not working locally for pay.

Can I be deported for working without authorization?

Yes, if you are not authorized to work with the visa you have, you are risking deportation if you attempt to work.

Are there any recent changes to Bali's visa requirements?

Visa requirements and regulations can change over time, so it’s crucial to check the most up-to-date information before your trip. This includes consulting the official website of the Indonesian embassy or consulate in your home country and staying informed about any changes in visa policies and requirements for Bali.

For example the free visa on arrival was paused mid 2023.

When a 60-Day Visa Makes More Sense

There are three straightforward options for more extended tourist stays:

If you get a VOA , you can choose an option permitting you to extend your stay another 30 days. Most use this option when they aren’t sure if they’ll stay for more than 30 days.

However, this option doesn’t grant the automatic right to stay for 60 days. If you have plans for a 31 to 60 day stay, the 211A Tourist Visa may be a better option. This visa is one of the better options for visitors who require up to 60 days in Bali or Indonesia without the hassle of extending.

If you have plans for a 61 to 180 day stay, the B211A Visit Visa is your best option. This visa is one of the better options for visitors who require maximum flexibility. It is valid for 60 days, with options for two extensions of 60 additional days. Effectively, you could stay for as much as 180 days (six months). An Immigration Office appointment may be necessary for each extension. Do check the latest rules before your departure or arrival.

The visa is only valid as long as you are in Indonesia. Leaving the country will void the visa . Extending the visa before the expiration date will help avoid this problem. Extending your visa while in Bali requires you to choose the onshore option.

If you apply before your trip, you can use the offshore option. After the visa is approved, you must enter the country within 90 days . Otherwise, the visa is invalid, and you must start the process again.

What Are the Penalties for Overstaying?

Overstaying your visa in Bali is a serious matter. Fines, imprisonment, deportation, or restrictions on re-entering the country are possible consequences.

If you overstay your visa, the official penalty is 1,000,000 IDR ~$70 USD per day you overstay (previously 300,000 IDR per day).

However, if you overstay more than 60 days, you are risking detainment and deportation. You may be restricted from entering Indonesia for a proscribed time.

Note that penalties or legal action can apply even if you violate the terms of the visa that you applied for.

Hiring a Visa Agency for Assistance

A visa agency can help you avoid many of the common pitfalls that affect unprepared travelers. Many visitors try to visit a country on the wrong visa or make similar mistakes.

Visas are somewhat more complicated to apply for than many realize. Missing one or two crucial documents can determine whether your dream surfing trip occurs at the time of your choice. Using a visa agency makes this process easier than attempting to handle everything on your own.

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Making sure you pick the proper visa for your travel plans is of vital importance. These agencies can make sure you get the correct visa and have supporting documentation.

Note that there are fees involved with using these services to get a visa. Even though you might pay quite a bit more, you can enjoy greater peace of mind knowing your visa is in professional hands.

Final PRO TIP for Bali Visa Applications

Bali is one of the most popular spots in Indonesia for tourists. Since there are so many advantages to spending time in this tropical paradise, you want to make sure you have the correct visa well before you travel.

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Regardless of whether you apply yourself or use a visa agency, you will need to wait a few working days, at least, before your visa is ready. Making sure you check your email will help you stay updated on your visa status. It’s important for you to make sure your email address is accessible and functional.

You’ll want to make sure your email settings allow you to receive emails from the Immigration Office in Bali or the visa agency you use . You don’t want to miss important communication because it arrives in your Junk or Spam folder.

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Bali’s new tourist tax launches — here’s how to pay it

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From Feb. 14, foreign travelers visiting Bali in Indonesia will be required to pay a new tourist tax upon entry or before visiting the region.

The fee costs 150,000 rupiahs (around $9.50) and is in addition to any other visa fees. The tax aims to combat overtourism on the popular island.

Although the fee will not currently be enforced in other parts of Indonesia, travelers must pay it during each visit to Bali. This includes leaving Bali to visit another Indonesian island and returning during the same trip.

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While the fee will apply to visiting tourists — including children — international travelers who have Kartu Izin Tinggal Tetap (Indonesia's permanent stay permit card); family unification, golden or student visas; or other specific non-tourist visas will be exempt from paying the tax.

According to officials, the tax will fund tourism management and help maintain Balinese culture. It will also be used for environmental cleanup efforts and disaster management.

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How to pay the new Bali tourist tax in advance of your trip

To pay the tax, you have two options.

Desktop users can visit the Love Bali website for additional information about the charge and payment options. Mobile users can also download the Love Bali app ( IOS / Android ) to learn more about the tax.

Both options will provide several ways to pay the tax, including with credit cards like Visa, Mastercard and American Express, before confirming your details (name, email, passport number and arrival date).

From there, you should be able to process your payment, which will be confirmed by email.

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Bali launched a new tourist tax for international travelers that's now in effect. The fee must be paid every time you visit Bali and will cost around $9.50. You can find out more information at the Love Bali website .

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Bali Tourists Warned There’s Only One Official Website For Indonesian E-Visas

Posted on Published: May 1, 2023

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In January 2023, the Indonesian government announced a new visa service that would allow tourists to the country to apply for, and renew, their visas on arrival online.

The move was hailed by many as a huge step forward, though some Australian travelers are warning other holidaymakers not to make this one costly mistake. 

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There is just one official website where tourists can apply for and extend their e-VOA (visa on arrival), and that website is  https://molina.imigrasi.go.id/ . However, there are dozens of websites that claim to enable tourists to apply for their visa on arrival online. 

These sites are charging tourists far more money than the official government site as most are, in fact, providing a third-party visa application service. 

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Unfortunately for some Australian tourists, they learned their mistake too late in the process, having already paid the third-party websites for their service.

While some of the websites in question operate as genuine visa agents, providing a costly but authentic service, others are outright scams. 

Tourists who were scammed by these fake sites only learned that their e-VOA was fake when they arrived at immigration counters in Bali. This left them with no option but to pay out once again to get their visas.

The current cost for a 30-day visa on arrival in Indonesia is IDR 500,000 and is valid for a single extension of 30 days. The visa on arrival is available for citizens from 87 countries. 

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The 30-day tourist visa enables visitors to Bali and Indonesia’s other islands to conduct tourism activities, official government visits, business talks and meeting visits, purchase goods, and transit. 

The Indonesian Department of Immigration has issued statements about third-party scams and fake e-voa websites. Immigration officials have told the media, “Foreigners are asked to be cautious…We remind you, the only official website for e-VOA application is molina.imigrasi.go.id.”

Tourists who were duped by authentic third-party websites or scam service providers have taken to social media and spoken to the press about their holiday nightmares. 

In a Reddit thread dedicated to the topic of distressed travelers shared his experience. He explained, “I haven’t slept all night as a family member sent us the link, and we processed several applications and hence lost a lot of [money].”

He continued to share that the email address of the correspondence raised his suspicions. So he contacted his bank to block his card. He added, “I feel ashamed, worried, and alone in all this.”

The Reddit user later confirmed that on this occasion, the website did provide genuine e-voa, but after a costly and lengthy ordeal.

Applying for an e-voa at  https://molina.imigrasi.go.id/  is easy, efficient, and costs IDR 500,000 per person plus a small online processing fee. Once approved, a link to download the visa is sent to the applicant via email.

Do note that each traveler must have their own account, so each e-voa must be applied for individually, including for children. 

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The e-voa can be applied for no later than 48 hours before traveling to Indonesia. It is also not essential to apply for the e-voa before travel.

It is still possible to obtain a visa on arrival at the immigration counter at Bali airport or if landing in Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar, Lombok, Batam, Medan, Manado, Tanjung Pinang, or Yogyakarta.

While the official Indonesian Immigration website is simple and straightforward to use, many travelers still prefer to obtain their visa on arrival at the Immigration counter at the airport.

The process is the same as it always has been for those paying for their visa on arrival.

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Passengers disembark the plane and transit to the immigration hall at Bali Airport; they head over to the visa payment counter to pay their IDR 500,000, which is payable in USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, SDG, and IDR cash or with all major credit and debit card providers. 

Once the payment is made, arrivals may join the line for the immigration counter to formally process their visa on arrival and be stamped into Indonesia. 

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Saturday 29th of July 2023

For the B211A visa, is there any site you recommend?

Wednesday 3rd of May 2023

There is NO sympathy at all for people who seek the game to enter the Indonesian immigrating system by cutting corners using other links besides that is given by the Indonesian authorities. They are shocked when it won't play along with their whims. Prepare for refusal of entry. That way you won't be disappointed or surprised when it happens.

How's is it possible that there are scammers out there in Australia to feed on Australian gullible and cheap tourists. Preparation and knowledge are keys to avoid being scammed. Get scammed and ask questions later? And blame Indonesia, whatever...

A visa is a privilege and not a right. It does not matter what nationality you are from. No one is above the law and nobody should feel entitled when visiting a foreign sovereign country.

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Thursday 4th of May 2023

@Randy, Well what can I say you’re true to form attacking everyone for their opinions at least you haven’t changed over the last 4 years. I will be in Kuta from 6th May to 23rd Maybe if you want to catch up fro a coffee or Bintang just let me know. Cheers

Tuesday 2nd of May 2023

There is a site providing a costly but authentic service, and apparently sanctioned by the Indonesian gov?

VFS GLOBAL is marketing "Welcome to Republic of Indonesia prepayment & fast track Visa on Arrival (VOA) website". Sounds very official?

The big question is why VFS GLOBAL is allowed to sell VOA (VFS Global Express Service) that cost USD 92.5 ex. taxes when anybody can pay USD 35 for VOA upon arrival!

VFS GLOBAL was founded in Mumbai, now is Dubai based and partly owned by Blackstone (US). Why is Indonesian gov. allowing VFS GLOBAL to suck money out of unsuspecting tourists? This is a disgrace.

VFS Global has connections with the Indonesian gov. Here from major Indian news site (TOI) only a few months ago:

"VFS Global on Monday announced its exclusive agreement with TLP, the Immigration Department for Republic of Indonesia and Bank Mandiri, to provide online pre-payment of fees, fast-track access and concierge services to to international passengers ..."

So no wonder tourists get tricked into using VFS and basically scammed to use a unnecessary and very expensive service.

So I ask again; what is the motivation for Indonesian gov. to allow this money grab to continue?

@Exp, OMG, vfs global is the scumbag of the earth and yes it's Indian. Don't use them ever.

@Exp, quote from Vfs: The Fast track VOA application has no connection with Indonesian Embassies or Consulates. For any questions or comments, feel free to contact the Fast track VOA application Support Desk. So ask the Vfs why that is...Indonesian govt allowed this?? Better come up with a better explanation than blaming the government. Use the designated link in this article. They have been telling everyone just that.

Same with the money chargers that cheat you. Almost pick your pockets .WTF are the police doing about all the conmen in Bali and websites that cheat you. It is high time the police and the goverment pull their heads out and fix Bali. So much bad news about Bali . I just traveled to other counties and when I say Bali EVERYBODY said bad things about Indonesia. Wake the F up and fix the problems.

@JR, Everybody huh? What a load of crap. Those who are complaining usually will try to cut corners and travel cheap and ended up in trouble. Then blame the locals for their own ignorance and stupidity.I Know a few like that including my own sibling. Sigh. If you say you travel much then you should know how to be prepared and not be naive. The VoA to enter Indonesia is a straight forward procedure for those who are not stupid.

Here's an example: if you could afford to travel to Japan right now (Japan is affordable if you have the means), you could wait 2 hrs in line to be inspected. Those who followed the rules and applied fast track online and those who do NOT (out of ignorance) are mixed up with those who have filled fast track ahead and received a QR code on their phones. But for some strange reason, the fast track and non fast track are in one lane at point of entry in Japan. Go figure!! To make it worse there are people who do not do their homework that Japan requires 2 vaccinations and a booster (total 3). You got those who ended up in quarantine. It happened to a friend who traveled together and had to be quarantined for 3 days. This person felt entitled and thought that 2 vaccines are required to enter Japan. Oh Well live and learn...

Monday 1st of May 2023

What for Visa 🤣only countries that don’t wish tourists ask for Visa. VOA = Voice Of America 📻

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Bali's New Tourist Tax Has Arrived, Here's What to Know

As described on the Indonesian island's official government website , the new tourist tax or levy must be paid by all international travelers to the island as of Wednesday. The tax will cost $10 and can be paid either online through the official Bali Tourism website , or upon arrival at airports and harbors. It is recommended that the tax is paid online before your arrival, however.

The tourist tax does not pertain to visitors to Indonesia who do not travel to Bali. Narrow additional exceptions to the tax are also outlined at the link above. These include holders of diplomatic and official visas, student visa holders, family unification visa holders, and crew members of conveyances.

Proceeds from the tax will go toward preserving Balinese heritage, nurturing nature, and elevating visitor experiences on the island, according to the website.

"Bali and the Indonesian tourism officials have discussed over the last few years how they can protect the environment better, handle mass tourism, improve infrastructure and handle the growing trash problem, increase income for the local population who do not yet benefit from the growing tourism sector," a statement on the website read. "They wish to encourage travelers to respect and participate the local culture more and overall have a better experience when they visit the Island of Gods."

In a statement to the press ahead of the tourism tax going into effect, Bali Acting Governor Sang Made Mahendra Jaya said the revenue was necessary to help Bali remain a top destination in an increasingly competitive global tourism industry, The Bali Sun reported. The new tourist tax will also offset the costs associated with an increase in tourist misbehavior on the island, which has been the subject of a broader crackdown that launched last year.

Bali is the latest of many popular tourist destinations to institute new tourist fees to protect against over tourism and combat misbehavior on the part of international visitors. Thailand instituted a new tourist tax just last year, and the city of Venice’s new tourist fee went into effect in January. Iceland is about to enact its own fee , while Hawaii's governor is attempting to do the same . Want more Thrillist? Follow us on  Instagram ,  TikTok ,  Twitter ,  Facebook ,  Pinterest , and  YouTube .

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Bali Just Implemented a Tourist Tax — What to Know

The new tax, which travelers can pay online on the Love Bali site before going, will cost 150,000 Rupiah ($9.61).

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Visiting the popular Indonesian destination of Bali just got more expensive thanks to a tourist tax that went into effect on Wednesday.

The new tax, which travelers can pay online on the Love Bali site before going, will cost 150,000 Rupiah ($9.61), according to officials . Travelers who don’t pay in advance can pay at a cashless bank counter upon arrival at the airport or harbor.

“Hopefully this can trigger the revival of the tourism industry and the tourism and creative activities involved,” officials said in a statement when the tax was first announced, adding the tax would help “make tourism more maintained and sustainable.”

Officials said the fee will be used for conservation efforts, to protect the destination’s culture and tradition, to implement “quality tourism governance,” and “build quality public transportation facilities and infrastructure.”

Travelers who pay the tax online will be asked to enter a credit card or their bank information along with their passport number and arrival date. There are several exemptions to the tax, including for those with diplomatic or official visas, student visa holders, and those with temporary or permanent stay permits.

Bali isn’t alone in implementing a tourist tax. This year, Venice plans to implement a fee for day trippers in addition to the tax it already charges overnight guests, and Iceland has said it will similarly start charging travelers in an effort to support its climate and sustainability goals. Cities like Paris and Amsterdam , which already have taxes in place, have also raised them.

While it may be more expensive to visit Bali , the tax comes during the island’s low season , which typically lasts from January to March. That means travelers who visit now will have the benefit of fewer crowds and lower prices overall, but will have to contend with some humid and rainy weather. 

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Holiday-makers heading to Bali will now have to pay a $15 entry fee after a new tourist levy was activated.

The popular holiday destination introduced the “tourist tax” on Wednesday, which now means all foreign nationals will be required to pay a fee of 150,000 rupiah (about $15 AUD) upon or before arrival.

The extra cost will come on top of the existing $50 visa-on-arrival payment.

According to Bali Tourism Department head Tjok Bagus Pemayun, the new fee “applies only once during a trip to Bali” for all foreign nationals entering the province.

Bali has introduced a new tourist levy and all foreign travellers will be required to pay the fee from Wednesday. iStock

The Bali administration told Bali.com: “The levy is paid only once while travelling in Bali, before the person leaves the territory of the Republic of Indonesia.”

The administration confirmed travellers who leave Bali to visit other provinces will not have to pay the tax again but should they leave Indonesia, the tax will need to be paid once again.

The tourist levy will be used by the government to help preserve Bali’s natural environment, culture and contribute to more sustainable tourism.

“This money will be used in our efforts to establish sustainable tourism,” Indonesia’s Deputy Tourism Minister Ni Made Ayu Marthini told news.com.au.

“Primarily, these funds will be used to improve waste management, preserve cultural sites and the local environment.”

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The tax will also be used to improve waste management and build quality infrastructure and transportation across the province visited by more than one million Australians each year.

Foreigners with diplomatic and official visas, Temporary Stay Permit Cards, Permanent Stay Permit Cards, family unification visas, golden and student visas, specific non-tourist visa holders and conveyance crew are all exempt from paying the tax.

However, they must apply for an exemption at least one month before entering Bali.

To pay the tax, travellers can visit the government’s Love Bali website or download the Love Bali app before arriving.

Visitors will be required to enter details including their passport number and arrival date before they are emailed with a levy voucher they will need to present at various checkpoints upon arrival.

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There is also the option to pay at a bank counter at Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport or Benoa Bali Harbour, but this method is not encouraged by the government.

The introduction of the tourist tax comes after the Indonesian government last year cracked down on tourism and misbehaving travellers.

The government released an official tourist dos and don’ts list, a hotline to report bad behaviour and a special task force to monitor foreigners behaviour was set up.

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    Standard Tourist Visa for Bali Indonesia Visit Visa / Visa on Arrival The 30days Visit Visa, also known as Visa on Arrival is available for 90+ nationalities and can be applied for online. List of Nationalities, Prices, how to apply, validity, purpose of travel in our FAQ section below Get your Bali.com Digital Discount Card

  6. Bali's one-stop trusted information source

    Commencing on February 14, 2024 Bali introduces IDR150,000 tourism levy. Commencing on February 14, 2024, international visitors to Bali will be subject to a one-time fee of IDR150,000 (USD 10) Please note the one-time payment is per each visit/arrival into Bali and applies to adults and children/babies of all ages.

  7. How to Get a Visa for Bali, Indonesia (2024 Update)

    2. Visa B211A (Perfect for Digital Nomads!). Bali now has the Visa B211A, which is perfect for digital nomads who would like to stay in Bali for longer than 60 days.It's also a great option for those countries that aren't on the VOA list. We've partnered with Visa Indonesia; use the code SaltInOurHair at checkout for an exclusive discount on Multiple Entry and B211A visas!

  8. Selamat Datang

    A magical blend of culture, people, nature, activities, weather, culinary delights, nightlife, and beautiful accommodation. Bali is rated as one of the best travel destinations in the world by countless websites, review portals, and travel magazines each year - for very good reasons. Whatever your age, background, budget or interest, there is ...

  9. B211 Bali Visa: how to apply as a tourist

    HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SINGLE ENTRY B211 TOURISM E-VISA Single Entry B211 e-Visa applications can be submitted online by a visa agent ( send us a DM on Instagram @honeycombersbali for our recommendations), which means you do not have to visit the Indonesian embassy in your home country, nor when you arrive in Indonesia.

  10. Bali Tourist Tax

    Guide Things to Do Events Bali Tourist Tax for International Travelers The New Tourist Tax for Travelers to Bali is implemented effective 14th February 2024 Planning your trip to Bali? Then you might have heard about the new tourist tax (levy) for International Travelers to Bali.

  11. How to obtain a Bali visa

    Bali Visa on Arrival (VOA) Currently, citizens from more than 90 countries qualify for 30-day visa-free entry for tourism purposes. The countries on this "Visa on Arrival" list includes all European countries, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India.

  12. The Ultimate Bali Visa Guide: 7 Great Options for Short Stays, Long

    60 Day electronic Visa on Arrival "Tourist Visa" (Visa211a) has a 1,500,000 IDR total cost, paid through the official immigration website. You can apply for eVOA by yourself through the official website of Immigration Indonesia www.molina.imigrasi.go.id.

  13. The Easy Guide to Bali Visas for Tourists & Digital Nomads

    Bali Visas Made Simple. Indonesia offers two visas that are relevant to most visitors: One is a visa for tourists, called the Visa On Arrival (VOA).. The other visa is called the B211A Visa.. The B211A is for tourists that want to stay longer than the max 60 days that the VOA will allow, tourists who are from a country that is not eligible for a VOA, or those who are coming for business ...

  14. Entry requirements

    You can apply for an e-visa before arrival on the Indonesian immigration website. Visas on arrival British nationals who visit Indonesia for the following reasons can also apply for a visa on...

  15. New Bali e-visa: 7 things you need to know

    The price of the visa remains the same, IDR500,000, roughly the equivalent of AUD$50, whether you apply online or pay on arrival in Bali. Payment online must be made with a Mastercard or Visa credit card or a debit card, and additional processing fees will likely be incurred if using a credit card. You have 90 days from when the visa is issued ...

  16. Step-by-Step Bali Visa Guide: Navigating VOA, e-VOA & B211A with Ease

    The Visa Exemption Arrangement (VEA) allows certain nationalities to stay in Bali for up to 30 days without a visa, perfect for short vacations. If your nationality is not on the (VEA) list, the Visa on Arrival (VOA) - B213 might be your best bet. With this option, you can initially stay for 30 days and then extend it for an additional 30 ...

  17. Indonesia Travel Advice & Safety

    Overview Safety Health Local laws Travel Local contacts Home Destinations Asia Indonesia Latest update Still current at: 12 February 2024 Updated: 09 February 2024 Latest update:From 14 February, the Bali Provincial Government will apply a new tourist levy of IDR 150,000 per person to foreign tourists entering Bali.

  18. Visas for Bali: The Complete Guide

    Visa Costs and Fees. 👉 The 30-Day B213 VOA (visitors from non-ASEAN countries) costs IDR 500,000 or ~US$35. 👉 The 60-Day 211A Tourist Visa costs IDR 1,500,000 or ~US$100. 👉 The 180-Day (60 + 60 + 60) B211A Visit Visa costs IDR 2,000,000 or ~US$130. Costs for visas can add up, but there are ways to save money.

  19. Bali Visit Visa (211A)

    Bali Visa 211A 60days, Visit Visa Application Service Packages - Visa Agent Announcement, Bali immigration offices will be closed on: 8-9 February 2024 for Isra Miraj & Lunar New Year. Please note that all paid visa applications received during holidays will be submitted on 12 February 2024. 14 February 2024 for Indonesia General Election.

  20. Bali launches new tourist tax

    From Feb. 14, foreign travelers visiting Bali in Indonesia will be required to pay a new tourist tax upon entry or before visiting the region.. The fee costs 150,000 rupiahs (around $9.50) and is in addition to any other visa fees. The tax aims to combat overtourism on the popular island.

  21. Bali Tourists Warned There's Only One Official Website For Indonesian E

    The 30-day tourist visa enables visitors to Bali and Indonesia's other islands to conduct tourism activities, official government visits, business talks and meeting visits, purchase goods, and transit.. The Indonesian Department of Immigration has issued statements about third-party scams and fake e-voa websites. Immigration officials have told the media, "Foreigners are asked to be ...

  22. Bali: Foreign tourists to pay $10 entry tax from Valentine's Day

    Millions of tourists are drawn to Bali's beaches and resorts each year. Foreign tourists must now pay a 150,000 rupiah (£7.60; $9.60) levy to enter Bali, one of the world's most popular tourist ...

  23. Bali's New Tourist Tax Has Arrived, Here's What to Know

    Proceeds from the tax will go toward preserving Balinese heritage, nurturing nature, and elevating visitor experiences on the island, according to the website. "Bali and the Indonesian tourism ...

  24. Bali Visa e-Visa 211A, Prices, how to apply, regulations

    Bali Visit Visa (211A Tourism Visa) 60 days - Updated Regulations & Application Options (This is not the Visa on Arrival) Nyepi 2024 Announcement, Bali immigration offices will be closed on: 8-9 February 2024 for Isra Miraj & Lunar New Year. Please note that all paid visa applications received during holidays will be submitted on 12 February 2024.

  25. Bali Just Implemented a Tourist Tax

    The new tax, which travelers can pay online on the Love Bali site before going, will cost 150,000 Rupiah ($9.61). Visiting the popular Indonesian destination of Bali just got more expensive thanks ...

  26. Bali's new tourist tax starts tomorrow

    Bali enthusiasts will be able to pay the new tax through the "Love Bali" website or app. Story continues. ... ship crew members, student visa holders and non-tourist visa holders. But the average ...

  27. Australian tourists warned of new Bali tourist tax: All foreign

    The extra cost will come on top of the existing $50 visa-on-arrival payment. According to Bali Tourism Department head Tjok Bagus Pemayun, the new fee "applies only once during a trip to Bali ...

  28. Bali Visa for Australian Citizens

    Bali.com can facilitate the 211A Visa for you if you need assistance. Most travelers from your country only need a 30 Days Visit Visa How much does the Visitor Visa / Visa on Arrival (VoA) Cost - what are the Visa fees? How long is the Visa on Arrival valid? Where can I get the Visitor Visa?