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.

Only Indonesian nationals or foreigners with resident status or approved visas, are permitted to enter.

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

Denpasar Bali Airport is only open for Domestic Flights.  International Flights are operating 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.
QUARANTINE REQUIREMENT:
Upon arrival in Jakarta, all passengers will be swab tested again and will need to quarantine for 5 days:
Indonesians at a quarantine accomodation provided by the government.
Foreigners 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:     as of 09 January:
Need to show negative PCR Swab test result within 2 days  ( 2 x 24 hours) prior to departure  OR
Negative Antigen Test 1 x 24 hours prior to departure.

Express PCR Tests are available at Jakarta airport.

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.
Rapid ANTIBODY Tests ( the previous requirement) are no longer valid for travel.
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.

FERRY Bali to Java:
Negative PCR or ANTIGEN Test  3 x 24 hours prior to departure.
 
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.


ENTERING INDONESIA on VISA-FREE ARRIVAL:   ( PRE- COVID INFO )
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.. Often rains are refreshing showers not lasting all day and can occur any time of year.  The drier and less humid time is between June-September.

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