Bali Travel Tips

Bali Travel Tips is a free travel tips for your travel to Bali and other regions in Indonesia. Bali is a small island of the god in paradise, surrounding with the beautiful panorama, long beach with the white sand and it is covered by the tropical situation. It will make your holiday more enjoyable and bring home with unforgettable experience. Before entering Bali Island we are delighted to provide some travel tips for your further reference in order keep your holidays are memorable until back home.
Passport and Visa
Indonesia Entering Visa Policy for Tourists.
Indonesian Government has conducted the new Entering Visa policies for tourists who are entering to Bali and Indonesia as of 01 February 2004 as clearly stated below:

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

Brunei Darussalam
Chile
Cambodia
Hongkong Special Administrative Region
Macao Special Administrative Region
Malaysia
Morocco
Ecuador

Laos
Peru
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam
Myanmar

The Tourist from the following countries are required and eligible for Visa-On Arrivals – with cost at US$35 per person for a stay of up to 30 days.

Algeria
Andorra
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Brazil
Belgium
Bulgaria
Belarusian
Canada
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Eqypt
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
India
Italy
Irish
Japan
Kuwait
Latvia
Libya
Liechtenstain
Lithuania

Luxembourg
Maldives
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Oman
Panama
People’s Republic of China
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Timor Leste
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States America

IMPORTANT:

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

For the citizens of countries who are not on the Visa on Arrival List or Visa Free Lists will be required to apply for a visa before entering Indonesia and you may contact the nearest Indonesian Embassy
PASSPORT
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia, and you must have proof of onward passage (either return or through tickets). If you cannot fulfill both of these requirements, you may not be allowed to enter the country.
AIRPORT TAX
To leave from Indonesia to the country destinations or to local destination via airport, Indonesian Government will apply the airport tax for every flight passenger at cost

Domestic Airport Tax is Rp. 75.000 per person
International Airport Tax is Rp. 200.000 per person Bali Airport Tax

New Security Rules at Bali’s International Airport
Effective of 31 March 2007, a new regulation of liquids, aerosols and gels for international passengers on all flight departing Denpasar Bali and to Denpasar Bali is executed. It is issued to improve the security system on passenger services at Bali International Airport and the flight accordingly. Please see more details the regulation of liquids, aerosols and gels at Bali ‘s Airport.
Bali Time
Bali Time Zone is GMT + 8 hours.

Currency
Indonesia Currency is called Rupiah (Rp). The Rupiah Notes are 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000 and Coins 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000.
If you bring American Dollars (US$) to Indonesia and Bali for further transaction, please kindly noted that the following terms of US Currency/ US Dollar which not be accepted in major banks or companies as follows:

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

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

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

Accommodation
Bali as a tourist destination has a lot of choice for accommodation from the high class until the lowest one which more popular called LOSMEN/GUEST HOUSE. The availabilities of the accommodation are based on the choice of location, hotel classification, facilities etc. Please CLICK HERE to get more info about the hotel list
Credit Cards
Majority of credit card are accepted by most of the hotel including the bar, restaurant and shop in Bali a long with American dollar travel checque

Driving License
If you wish to rent a car or motor bike you must be over than 18 years old and posses an International Driver’s License or license from ASEAN countries.

Getting Around
There is a lot of transportation available in this island from self-drive cars, taxis and hotel courtesy cars. Many taxis do not have meter account so you may to negotiate the price before having abroad. Local transportation which is called ‘Bemo’ is a unique form of transport. Please ask the price/fare before join the Bemo to get your destination. A lot of Motorcycles can also be hired in many places and ensure you have to check the complete papers of the motorbike and insurance cover of the motorbike. On the way driving the motorbike, you must use the helmet to secure you head of accident otherwise the police will stop your way immediately. Some of motorbikes are manually gear and rest of them automatically. Please do practice before starting to drive it. Traveling a round Bali are very easy to located the destination, due to Bali is a small island and not much road should be remember and if you having loss the way, the Balinese will very happy to show you the way on every your request. Stop you car or motorbike and say to them with a short language or just simple to say the destination name. Please don’t forget to bring the Bali Map to guide your travel in this island.
Useful Numbers
Transportation Number
TAXI
Bali Taxi Tel. 701111 Location : Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Kuta, Denpasar, Sanur
Kowinu Taxi Tel. 773030 Location : Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa
Jimbaran Taxi Location : Jimbaran
RENT A CAR
Ayu Merta Tel. 7441796 Address: Jl. Wana Segara, st 169 Tuban – Bali

Karmila Tel. 773462 Address: Jl. Pratama Street 79A Nusa Dua, Bali
Liberi Tel. 775795 Address: Jl. Pratama Street 55X Nusa Dua, Bali
CV Lintas Persada Tel. 771702 Address: Jl. Baypass Ngurah Rai,Nusa Dua, Bali
Akuba Tel. 772139 Address: Jl. Pratama Street 57C Nusa Dua, Bali

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