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.
 
Bali is hoping to welcome you back soon!
As of September, case numbers have been declining quite a bit and all are looking forward to new light ahead.

As of 09 October: 75% of Bali population has received first dose of vaccine, and 62% of Bali received second dose. 
Third shot boosters have started with priority to heathcare workers.

 
NEW WEBSITE:  Welcome Back to Bali! has been launched by the Bali Hotels Association.
This is a great source of information and links for travel requirements into Bali which will hopefully be well updated:
See:
https://www.welcomebacktobali.com/

 
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 and Manado.
NEW: 
Bali Airport is getting ready to open for international flights starting 14 OCT
Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines are starting to show flight schedules from early November-  pending final approval.
Currently only Indonesian nationals or foreigners with resident status or approved visas such as B211 Business/Social Visa are permitted to enter.

Hopefully there will be more information soon regarding Tourist Visas.
Consult with Indonesian Embassy or Consulates 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 international arrivals must be fully vaccinated and have a negative PCR Test result issued within 3 x 24 (72) hours prior to your 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:   
All direct international arrivals into Bali will be subject to 7 night/8-day quarantine.  There is discussion about reducing the quarantine to 5 nights.

Look for updates and further info on:    www.welcomebacktobali.com  


All Arrivals into Indonesia MUST complete the Peduli Lindungi  ( Care Protect) App which will direct you to completing an E-HAC ( Health Alert Card ) 

See Guideline with instructions:

QUARANTINE flying into JAKARTA:

Click below for a list of approved hotels and further information on how to book your quarantine stay in Jakarta:

https://quarantinehotelsjakarta.com/
 
MANADO:   flights have begun operation from Singapore to Manado a few days a week with SCOOT where Quarantine is also possible.

Domestic Arrivals into Bali:

All arrivals into Bali by AIR:  
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.
Those fully vaccinated need only show a negative Antigen Test 1x24 hours prior to departure, or negative PCR Swab 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.

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 of travel regulations on their website:

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

ARRIVALS into Bali:
All Arrivals into Bali MUST complete the Peduli Lindungi  ( Care Protect) App which will direct you to completing an E-HAC ( Health Alert Card ) 
See Guideline with instructions:


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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