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 stamp.

LATEST UPDATE regarding NEW 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.

Some Nationals may still be eligible for 30-Day VISA ON ARRIVAL  for USD 35 Fee.
No photos are required at the airport.

Note the VISA ON ARRIVAL OPTION is still available for ALL visitors. Pay the fee at the Visa on Arrival Counter-  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.
Finally Bali has a new International Terminal and a renovated Domestic Terminal but do ALLOW MORE TIME  to navigate through the airport.

AIRPORT DEPARTURE TAX: 
BOTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TAX : Rp 200,000
and DOMESTIC AIRPORT TAX               : Rp   75,000
should be INCLUDED on your air tickets departing Denpasar.
Please double check on your tickets so you are not asked to pay again at the airport.
NOTE THIS INFORMATION MAY NOT BE VALID FOR DEPARTING FROM OTHER INDONESIAN AIRPORTS.

 
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 13,000  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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