Indonesia Travel Regulations, Entry Requirements and Tourist Tax for Bali 


Planning your trip to Bali? On this page you will find all you need to know about General Travel Requirements in relation to Customs, Tourist Tax, Passport, and some essential tips.

The following FAQ below will guide you through the general regulations that apply to all international travelers, so you can plan your trip effectively.

Note: Don’t forget to check the Visa Regulations for Bali / Indonesia (in relation to your passport, length of stay, and travel purpose).

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Updated travel regulations and requirements for Bali / Indonesia & tips before you arrive 

FAQ - Must Know Before Arriving in Bali

Id you are not a national of the 9 ASEAN countries or Timor Leste, you NEED a Visa to enter Indonesia and Bali. 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


  • 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. Even if you might not have to show it at the immigration counter. 

  • 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, 


  • Fill in the ONLINE Customs declaration Form arriving in Bali:  if you are arriving in Bali you can do it online and SAVE TIME AT THE AIRPORT, fill in the form BEFORE you arrive. This is the link to the online form: E-CD (Electronic Custom Declaration)
  • The form can be filled in 72h before your arrival. Not earlier.
  • After filling in the online form, you will receive a QR code which will be scanned by officers after you have collected your luggage, just before you exit the airport building

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 is going to implement, it is only related to Bali and not to Indonesia

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

Tourist Tax

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 a SIMCard for Bali online.

Our partner provides eSIM and Physical SIMcards (can be collected at the airport), which you can order online. Like this you will be able to connect to the internet quickly. 

Get a SIMcard with Internet connection (physical or eSIM). Order Online

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


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 but not all airlines are back to the full schedule compared to pre-covid.  

Flights to Bali

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).