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.
If planning to enter on longer-term visas, a longer remaining validity may be required- check with Indonesian Embassy.
 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:  Regulations are changing often and this page is updated with any new info we know of.
 
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.
As of July 2021: All international arrivals must be fully vaccinated.
If Indonesian nationals cannot be vaccinated before returning, they will be vaccinated after a negative test result on arrival.

 
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
 

All Arrivals into Indonesia MUST complete an E-HAC ( Health Alert Card ) which can be done Online. 
Best to register on this app or log into the website to print out the HAC paper prior to your arrival to expedite arrival process.
Take the survey and get the QR Code in return:
https://inahac.kemkes.go.id/

For those permitted to enter Indonesia:
A negative PCR Test result 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 according to country of origin 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:
Currently all international arrivals into Jakarta are required to quarantine 5 nights in hotels approved by the government at their own cost.
As of 05 July: QUARANTINE will be 8 NIGHTS-  until further notice.


Please contact Alam Indah if you need a list of approved quarantine hotels in Jakarta.
Before check-out, a PCR test will be repeated, and if negative, you will be permitted to travel onward.
You will need to have an official clearance document from the hotel. 

Note: Travelers who have been to India within 15 Days are not permitted to enter Indonesia.
Indonesian nationals may return home from India but will need to quarantine 14 nights on arrival.
Arrivals from Pakistan or Philippines are required to quarantine for 14 nights.

UPDATE:  International Flights Direct to Bali:

Bali has been hoping to gradually open for International Tourism but opening has been postponed until further notice due to concerns of the delta variant. 

In March Bali began Phase II of vaccinations which include workers in the tourism sector.   The goal is to have 70% of Bali's population vaccinated by July for the re-opening plans.
 
Singapore Airlines is showing scheduled flights again to Bali twice weekly ( Tues and Fridays) as of September, however this will be dependent on Bali officially opening. Singapore Airlines continues to fly daily into Jakarta.
Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines all also operating into Jakarta, are starting to show bookable flights directly to DPS on their websites as of  August/September.
As of July 2021: PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK AIRLINE POLICY ABOUT ALLOWING TRANSIT THROUGH THEIR GATEWAYS FROM INDONESIA.

 
QUARANTINE for Direct Bali ARRIVALS:
 
Awaiting news regarding quarantine regulations which may be imposed once direct international flights into Bali commence.
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 quarantine at an approved hotel at own cost.   ( Not yet clear how many nights Quarantine will be required.)

It appears the Quarantine Packages for Bali will need to be booked and pre-paid via the  E-HAC App or website at approved quarantine hotels located in Green Zones of Nusa Dua, Sanur and Ubud.
The quarantine package will include  3 x PCR tests- including the first swab at airport on arrival.
Airport transfer to hotel will be arranged by agent appointed by the E-HAC group.
Quarantine package will also include covid insurance valid for 30 days in case tested positive and need to go to hospital.
Officials are working on getting the system up and running:
https://inahac.kemkes.go.id/
 
Please contact Alam Indah if you need a list of approved Quarantine Hotels in Jakarta or proposed quarantine hotels on Bali. 
Find other UPDATES or info on:   https://www.imigrasi.go.id    or   Instagram Page:   ditgen_imigrasi

Domestic Arrivals into Bali:

All arrivals into Bali by AIR:  
As of 03 July:   Need to show proof of at least first dose of vaccination and a negative PCR Swab Test within 2 days ( 2x 24 hours) prior to departure.


 
ARRIVALS into Bali by Ferry Boat:

Need to show proof of at least first dose of vaccination and a negative PCR or Rapid ANTIGEN Test issued no longer than 2 days ( 2 x 24 hours ) prior to departure.

As of 28 June: All negative swab test results must also come with a QR Code to prevent fake documentation.

GeNose testing will no longer be acceptable for entry to Bali.

FLYING Bali to Java:
As of 03 July:   
proof of vaccination of at least first dose will be required along with:
Negative PCR test 2 x 24 hours prior to departure.

FERRY Bali to Java:
proof of vaccination of at least first dose will be required along with:
Negative PCR or ANTIGEN Test  2 x 24 hours prior to departure.
 
Children age 5 and under are exempt from testing rules for domestic travel only.
 

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

ARRIVALS into Bali:
MUST complete an E-HAC ( Health Alert Card ) which can be done Online. 
Best to register on this app or log into the website to print out the HAC paper prior to your arrival to expedite arrival process.
Take the survey and get the QR Code in return:
https://inahac.kemkes.go.id/


Please monitor the situation with your airline or travel company for continued updates.
 


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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