Entering Indonesia – Here’s All You Need to Know

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– UPDATED 1 APRIL 2023 – 

Coming to Bali? Here's the latest Travel Regulations, Requirements & Visa Information & Helpful Tips to help make your arrival as effortless as possible. 

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YOUR ARRIVAL CHECKLIST

To ensure a smooth arrival into Indonesia, be sure to have the following: 

  • A valid VISA – check Visa options & Requirements below.
  • Have at least 6 months validity on your passport (ensure your passport does not expire within 6 months of arrival into Indonesia).
  • A return ticket to show you’re leaving Indonesia before your VISA expiry date.
  • Complete the Indonesian Electronic Customs Declaration and save/screenshot the QR code to your phone. 

VISAS

1. 30 day Tourist Free Entry

Visa-free entry is currently only available for citizens from ASEAN countries of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam. Travellers with passports from these countries do not need a visa to enter Indonesia and can stay for up to 30 days, with no extensions possible. If you wish to stay longer, you will need to obtain one of the following visas.

2. VOA - Tourist Visa On Arrival

This is the standard visa most visitors to Bali will need. It gives you 30 days stay a.. 

  • Price: The cost is Rp 500,000 which can be paid by credit card, cash (all major currencies accepted) at the airport. 
  • Where: It can be purchased easily at the airport, or if you prefer, it can be pre-purchased online on the official immigration website. However, processing time can take up to 5 working days. We recommend applying at least 2 weeks before your arrival date. If you’re late, no problem, just purchase it when you arrive at the airport. 
  •  Who: Travellers from nearly 90 countries (see list below) are eligible to purchase this visa at all international airports and ports across Indonesia. 
  • Validity: This visa is valid for 30 days. If you want to stay longer than 60 days in Indonesia, check out the B211 Visa below. 

*Travellers with passports from the following countries are eligible for a this visa: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Equador, East Timor, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Litchensutein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican and Vietnam.

3. THE B211 E-VISA

The B211 Visa, formally known as the “social visa”, is designed for tourism or business trips. It is a single-entry visa initially valid for 60 days, with the option to extend it twice, each time for an additional 60 days, allowing for a maximum stay of 180 days. The application process can be completed online, with the visa being emailed to you upon approval. To apply, you will need:

  • A scanned copy of your passport.
  • Passport photo
  • Proof of payment to begin the process.
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OTHER USEFUL TIPS

AIRPORT VIP SERVICE

Airport Fast Track VIP Services are a great option for families with children, people in their wiser years or anyone wanting a quicker airport exit. For around USD $45 you’ll get fast tracked through the immigration line, a friendly porter who will carry your luggage and an option to add-on transport to your hotel. Companies we recommend: Bali Fast TrackOn the Way VIP Service.

TAXIS & TRANSFERS

We always recommend pre-booking a hotel transfer before arriving into Bali. Booking through your hotel is a great option as it ensures no chance of getting lost (maps in Bali are not always accurate!). Staying with us? Contact us to book your hassle-free transfer. 

Another option is to book an offical airport taxi service (desks as you exit customs) or negotiate a trip with the hoards of drivers waiting as you exit the airport. Please remember to be polite when negotiating the price. 

TIPPING DRIVERS

Tipping is not required but is a thoughtful gesture. Drivers often wait at the airport for over 2 hours for pick-ups and typically work for someone else, receiving only a small portion of the transfer fee. If you are satisfied with your driver, please consider giving a tip.

SIM CARDS

If you want to stay connected throughout your travels in Bali we recommend purchasing a SIM card with Telkomsel (they offer the best coverage across Bali & Indonesia). You can pre-purchase one on their website  and pick it up at the airport. IDR 150,000 (less than USD $10) will gives you 25GB data + International & Local voice calls with 30 day validity.

MONEY CHANGERS & ATM'S

You’ll find a handful of ATM’s at the airport as you exit customs. Need to change money?  We recommend you wait until after you exit the airport as you’ll get better exchange rates.

DUTY FREE

The duty free alcohol limit is 1 litre of alcohol per adult. If you bring more, customs and duty tax applies. You also risk it being confiscated. 

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COME STAY WITH US!

A stones throw away from some of the best waves, beaches and sunset spots in all of Bali, Melali is located on the outskirts of Bingin village on the south-west tip of Bali’s beautiful Bukit Peninsula. Melali consists of only three guest rooms, catering for a maximum of six guests at any given time. With two pools, a large open living, dining and separate TV area, it is the perfect place to unwind and relax.

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