Travel Info


Important Visa, Currency and Travel  Information

Passports:

MUST have AT LEAST 6 months remaining validity upon entry to Indonesia.
MAKE SURE you also have sufficient empty pages in your passport for visa/arrival stamp.
 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:
International Arrivals:
Tourist Visas on Arrival are suspended until further notice.
 
Denpasar Bali Airport is only open for Domestic Flights.  International Flights are operating into Jakarta.

Only Indonesian nationals or foreigners with resident status or approved visas, are permitted to enter.
 
Foreign nationals are currently permitted to apply for E-Business Visas (B211) valid for 60 days.  You can only apply via a local visa agent and it is quite costly. 

Please consult with Indonesian Embassy or Consulate for updates on types of visas which permit entry.

You can also find information/updates  on: https://www.imigrasi.go.id    or   Instagram Page:   ditgen_imigrasi

This March Bali began Phase II of vaccinations which include workers in the tourism sector.

There is hope for International Tourism to gradually open travel bubbles to green zones following health protocols, possibly this June/July or August. 

Currently all international arrivals into Jakarta are required to quarantine 5 days in hotels approved by the government.

Awaiting news regarding quarantine regulations which may be imposed for direct international arrivals to Bali.
It appears the early opening will require international visitors to be vaccinated and have a negative PCR test prior to departing for Indonesia, then again tested on arrival and then a 5 night quarantine at an approved hotel at own cost.  Hope official announcement can come soon.

Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines are starting to show bookable flights directly to DPS on their website as of June. 
(Singapore Airlines twice weekly as of 04 May- but May flights will be only be for returning residents of Indonesia or those with approved visas.)
We shall see if and when these flights will definitely operate.  They have been operating daily flights into Jakarta.

For those permitted to enter Indonesia:
A negative PCR Test result and Fit to Fly Letter issued within 3 x 24 hours prior to your departure.
Foreigners and Indonesian nationals traveling from Europe and Australia directly or by transit must show negative PCR swab test results from their originating country that are issued no more than 2 x 24 hours prior to departure.
 

This may also be changing and some airlines have different requirements so important to check with your airline.
Travelers should also be aware of their home country regulations for travel returning home.

QUARANTINE REQUIREMENT:
Upon arrival in Jakarta, all passengers will be swab tested and will need to quarantine for 5 days in a hotel that is designated by the government at their own cost. After 5 days, PCR test will be repeated, and if negative, you will be permitted to travel freely but you will be expected to self-quarantine at your destination accomodation for 14 days.
 
All International Arrivals MUST complete a Health Alert Card which can be done Online.  Best to register on this app prior to your arrival to expedite arrival process.
Take the survey and get the QR Code in return:
https://inahac.kemkes.go.id/
 
Find UPDATES on:   https://www.imigrasi.go.id    or   Instagram Page:   ditgen_imigrasi

Domestic Arrivals into Bali:

All arrivals into Bali by AIR:  
Need to show negative PCR Swab or Negative Antigen Test result within 2 days  ( 2 x 24 hours) prior to departure 

OR

a Negative GeNose C19 Test ( NEW Testing type)  no later than 1 x 24 hours prior to departure.
The new GeNose tests are available at some major Indonesian airports including Bali but it is suggested to be at the airport  4 Hours prior to departure.

ARRIVALS into Bali by Ferry Boat:
Need to show negative PCR or Rapid ANTIGEN Test issued no longer than 3 days ( 3 x 24 hours ) prior to departure  OR
a Negative GeNose C19 Test-  available at the harbor.  Imagine there will be long queues for this test.
FLYING to or within Java:
Negative PCR test 3 x 24 hours prior to departure  OR   negative ANTIGEN test  2 x 24 hours prior to departure OR
a Negative GeNose C19 Test no later than 1 x 24 hours prior to departure.  

FERRY Bali to Java:
Negative PCR or ANTIGEN Test  3 x 24 hours prior to departure OR
a Negative GeNose C19 test no later than 1 x 24 hours prior to departure available at the harbor.
 
Children age 12 and under are exempt from testing rules for domestic travel only.

ARRIVALS into Bali:
Register and complete Arrival Entry Permit online. 
Foreigners click on BLUE CIRCLE (WNA) for English:

https://cekdiri.baliprov.go.id

Please monitor the situation with your airline or travel company for continued updates.
 
Travel requirements for different destinations in Indonesia are all different.
Garuda Indonesia has a complete list on their website:


https://www.garuda-indonesia.com/id/en/news-and-events/kebijakan-operasional-terkait-covid19
 

We hope for this situation to be under control soon.


PRE COVID INFO:
ENTERING INDONESIA on VISA-FREE ARRIVAL:  
As of March 2016, Indonesia has given approval for more than 140 countries to be granted:

FREE 30-DAY Arrival Tourist Stamp which cannot be extended or converted to another type of Visa.
You may be asked to show your outbound air ticket also by the airline checking you in for Indonesia.
 

Nationalities included for Free 30-Day Tourist Entry:
Australia, Austria, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Britain, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines. Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam.

Citizens of countries not stated above should check to see if application for visa in advance is  required at an Indonesian Embassy/Consulate.

EXTENDABLE VISA ON ARRIVAL OPTION:  USD 35 Fee

Upon arrival, proceed to Visa on Arrival Counter, pay the USD 35 fee.  No Photo required.
You still obtain a 30-day tourist entry but this visa can be extendable for an additional 30 days.  Extensions need to be applied for at Indonesian Immigration offices at extra cost.

60-day tourist visas may be issued at some Indonesian Embassies abroad.
 

PLEASE NOTE THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Transport from the Airport:
We encourage you to make use of our transfer service to avoid hassles at the airport. Airport taxis often have a hard time finding us as they may not be very familiar with Ubud. 
Please look carefully for the Driver signs upon exit the terminal.

NOTE there are TWO SEPARATE TERMINALS-   INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC.  
It is possible to walk between both terminals- approx 15 minute walk.  Free baggage carts or porters are available.

 


RECONFIRMATION of ROOM RESERVATION:  
Please RECONFIRM your room reservation at the LATEST  7 DAYS prior to arrival with information of your arrival time.  If you are already in Bali prior to coming to Ubud, please let us know if you need assistance with transport from other parts of the island.  If arriving on your own, please advise us your expected time of arrival. If we do not hear from you with reconfirmation, your reservation may be considered cancelled.  Thank you for understanding this policy.

Currency:
Indonesian Rupiah Rate of exchange is fluctuating around Rp 14,000  to 1 US Dollar.
Money Changers and ATM’s can be easily found in tourist centers. Usually exchange rate in town is slightly better than at the airport.  
ATM machines are more common now and will give you cash in Rupiah only. 

US Dollar Notes:
BRING CLEAN US DOLLAR BILLS:  Any foreign currency notes that are soiled or torn are not accepted.
Better rate of exchange is given to  USD 100 notes. Bills lower than USD 20 may not be exchanged.
Currently Indonesia Money Changers are no longer accepting  US Dollar notes issued prior to 2003, nor any US Dollar bills beginning with Number Series:  CB.

Climate 
Located approx eight degrees south of the equator, Bali enjoys a tropical climate without the pressures of strong typhoons or cyclones further north or south. Travel to Bali at any time is nice. Weather patterns are becoming more unpredictable these years, but the rainy season is traditionally between December-March.  The drier and less humid time is between June-September.

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