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Indonesia Travel Regulations, Entry Requirements and Bali Tourist Tax

Planning your trip to Bali?

The following FAQ will guide you through the general regulations that apply to all INTERNATIONAL travelers

Updated Travel Regulations and Entry Requirements for Bali / Indonesia. Essential Tips to get Ready

3 Essentials to Prepare and Have Ready for Your Arrival in Bali

Yes, you need a Visa for traveling to Bali, unless you are a national of one of the 9 ASEAN countries or Timor Leste.

For tourists and standard visits (not working) there are two Visas available. Which Visa depends on your nationality, travel purpose and length of stay. Please click on the button below to check what applies to you.

Bali Visa Requirements

Yes, travelers have to fill in a Customs Declaration Form when entering into Indonesia

Here is all you need to know about the Electronic Customs Declaration form for Indonesia / Bali and the official link

Customs Declaration Form 

The new tourist tax is effective since 14th February 2024 (Tourist Levy for INTERNATIONAL visitors)

  • The Fee is IDR 150,000 per person (ca. USD 10 and AUD 15)
  • The tourist tax (levy) is a local tax that the Bali administration government implemented. It is only related to Bali and not to Indonesia
  • Be careful about Scammer sites, which mushroomed since the tax has been introduced. 

For the official tax payment link and more information on who has to pay, exemptions please click below:

Tourist Tax

Additional Important Information to Be Aware of When Planning Your Bali Trip


  • Passport, needs to be valid at least 6 months from day of arrival. No exceptions, they will send you back otherwise! Make sure your passport is valid.
  • The passport needs to have at least one empty page.
  • The passport must be in good condition. Ripped or very run down passports might get refused. There are travelers who were denied entry into Indonesia and were sent back, because the passport was in bad condition

Passport Requirements Details

Yes you need a return ticket.

You might not have to show it at the immigration counter, but it could happen. 

  • Return ticket - airlines and also the immigration authorities can insist that you have a return ticket that is within the time-frame of your visa validity, 

Yes. This is now a MANDATORY Requirement

  • Bring your international drivers license (f you wish to rent a scooter). If you don't have one and can't get it in your home country you can get a digital or printed version (delivered in Bali) here from our accredited partner in Singapore:

Order your International Driving License / Driving Permit (IDP) copy online here

Yes you can order an eSIM for Bali online.

Our partner provides eSIM allowing you to connect to the internet quickly themoment you arrive in Indonesia. 

Order Online

If you purchase out Digital Discount Card for Bali, our BaliCard, you will get a FREE 1GB eSIM for free to test, which you can then top-up.


A medical travel insurance is NOT mandatory anymore.

But it's advisable to have one. Accidents do happen in Bali and if you are not properly insured, hospitals and doctors will ask for cash payment and can deny treatment. 

Don't have a medical travel insurance?

Get your medical travel insurance for Bali / Indonesia and beyond online

International Travel Insurance / Nomad Insurance / Medical Travel Insurance for 4 weeks or longer. 

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YES. Bali (Airport Denpasar DPS) is very well connected internationally.

Plenty of budget and international carriers are operating flights to Bali.

Flights to Bali DPS Airport

It can be significantly cheaper, depending on the season you intend to travel.

If you can't get a flight to Bali, or if it is too expensive for you, you can look into the option to book a flight to Jakarta and then take a domestic flight on the same day to Bali.
Airlines such as Citilink, Batik Air, Air Asia, Lion Air, and Garuda are flying to Bali several times a day. Ticket price one way: 50-150USD.

If you choose to travel to Jakarta first, tt's good to at least have 3 or 4h difference between your arrival in Jakarta and the next flight to Bali. Because you would have to go through immigration, pick up your luggage and then go to the terminal for to catch your domestic flight. 

Don't bring more than the equivalent value of IDR 100,000,000 cash into the country (ca. AUD 10,000). Otherwise you have to declare and pay taxes.

NO. All requirements have been lifted.

As of 9th of June 2023, travelers do NOT need to show proof of vaccination anymore. However the Indonesian government "suggests" to be fully vaccinated.

Link to the official statement from the government (in Bahasa Indonesia).

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