Can I travel to Bali now?

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Can you travel to Bali now?


Travel to Bali. All you need to know


Luckily the pandemic is over and since the end of June 2022, you can now travel to Bali without restrictions.

The borders are open and you can now travel to Bali normally

Indonesia has agreements with numerous countries to be able to visit as a tourist. The list of countries from which you can fly to Bali without restrictions is increasing and may vary at any time. Check at the Indonesian embassy and confirm that your passport allows you entry to the country.

If your nationality allows you to come to Bali, you need to apply for a tourist visa VOA (Visa On Arrival) to enter Indonesia.

You must also make the customs declaration and pay a tourist tax. These procedures are simple, and you can do them online before traveling to save time upon arrival at the airport. Let me guide you through each step of the process.

Requirements to apply for a tourist visa VOA to enter Indonesia:

  • Visitors must have a valid passport for a minimum of six months from the date of arrival
  • Present a return or onwards ticket

EVOA (Electronic Visa On Arrival)

If you want to save time and not have to wait in line for payment at the airport (normally you don’t feel like it after a long trip), you can apply for your tourist visa in advance online through the official Indonesian immigration website. Click here to process your EVOA


You need to know:

  • It is a single entry visa and cannot be exchanged for other visas.
  • From the moment you apply for the EVOA you have 90 days to enter the country. When you apply for EVOA you can choose if you want to stay 30 or 60 days maximum.
  • Keep in mind that both the day of arrival and the day of departure count as a full day. If you overstay your stay in the country, you will have to pay an overstay fine of 1,000,000 IDR per day.

VOA (Visa On Arrival)


If you didn’t apply for your EVOA in advance, you also have the option to get your visa upon arrival at the airport.


Before going to the customs line you must go to the counter and process your visa.

When you apply for the VOA at the airport, you only have the option of staying in the country for 30 days. If you want to stay longer (maximum 60 days), you must process the extension at the nearest immigration office.

The VOA price 500,000 IDR (35 USD or 32 EUR). Payments can be done either in cash (IDR, USD, EUR, GBP, or SGD) or with Visa or Mastercard.


Our recommendation is without a doubt to process the visa online in advance so that you avoid long waiting lines at the airport


Online customs declaration

This is another of the procedures that must be done to enter Indonesia. Customs declaration can only be done online.

To save time at the airport, you can also make the customs declaration in advance before arriving in Bali. Click here to process your customs declaration online.

You need to know:

  • Form can be completed up to 3 days before arriving in Bali
  • You will receive a QR code that you will need to show at the airport. You can save the QR code on your phone or print it out. Always remember to have it on hand!
  • One form by family is allowed
  • If you have not been able to do it previously, upon arrival at the airport you must complete the procedure before passing customs control.
  • If you arrive at customs control without the code, the agents will ask you to leave the queue, process it and you will have to wait in line again.

Tourist Levy

This is a new regulation implemented by the Bali government and comes into effect from February 14, 2024. It is a fee that every tourist must pay to support the tourism industry, protect Bali’s culture, heritage and natural environment.

The price is 150.00 IDR, about 9 Euros at the exchange rate.

It is a fee that like all others you can pay directly at the airport. But as we always recommend you to ensure a smooth travel experience to process it online prior your arrival through the official website of the Bali government. Click here to pay your tourism tax online.

Travelers who wish to stay in Bali for more than 60 days or for tourists of any nationality who are not eligible for the Visa On Arrival must apply for a B211 e-Visa in advance

B211 visa to travel to Indonesia. All the information you need to know

It is a single entry visa and allows you to stay in the country for up to 180 days: 60 days upon entry, and then can be extended up to 4 times every 30 days.

How to apply for the single entry visa B211 to travel to Bali


To acquire a B211 Visit e-visa, you must have a sponsor in Indonesia. Consequently, the visa cannot be processed directly online. Instead, you’ll handle it directly with your sponsor or through an authorized agent in Indonesia, who will guide you through the entire process effortlessly.

Numerous official agencies are available to assist you in obtaining your visa. If you’d like us to recommend our trusted agents, simply send us an email, and we’ll facilitate direct contact with them for you.

Requirements to apply for Visa B211

Your agent will contact you and guide you through all the steps. You will have to prepare:

  • Scanned copy of your passport. It must be valid for at least 6 months
  • Return/onward ticket
  • Visa payment receipt

How much does the B211 single visa cost?


Various agents offer different rates based on the visa processing time and the services provided. On average, the B212 visa costs around 250 Euros, covering visa fees, agent charges, and sponsor fees. Should you wish to stay in Bali for more than 60 days, your agent can assist you with extension processing, with each renewal typically priced at around 55 Euros.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TRAVELING TO BALI

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Can I buy a SIM card so I can use my phone when I arrive at the airport?

The answer is yes, you can buy a SIM card at the airport, although we do not recommend it.

The reason is because from the moment you buy the SIM you must wait at least about an hour until it is processed and you can start using the data on your phone. Many times there are errors and if you have made the purchase at the airport, you will not be able to return to the store since it is in the arrivals area, and you cannot access it.

At Bali airport (DPS) you have free wifi. It may not be the best connection, but if you need to contact your driver on WhatsApp or watch something quick on your phone, it’s enough.

You can buy a SIM in any store when you are already located in your hotel. This way, if there is any problem you can solve it easily.

E-SIM

For those who need to always be connected, there is the option of purchasing an eSIM to travel to Indonesia. There are several companies offering different options. Many of our customers have used Holafly with unlimited data and it works perfectly in Bali.


How can I get from the airport to Candidasa?


There is a taxi service at the airport, you can go directly and hire it upon arrival. But it is true that if you go to the taxi queue, dozens of drivers will follow you trying to sell you their services. It can be an uncomfortable situation, so the best option we recommend is to hire a car in advance. This way your driver will be waiting for you upon arrival, already knows your exact address, and you can simply relax and enjoy your arrival in Bali!

Also keep in mind that drivers in Bali only accept cash payments. If you hire a car with us you can make the payment afterwards, so you don’t have to waste time at the airport to change money (where the exchange rate is usually always worse) or having to look for an ATM.


If you’re planning to visit us, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re eager to assist you with all the necessary arrangements and provide you with detailed, accurate information. If you’re heading to Bali, you’ll find us here in Candidasa, ready and waiting to welcome you.


✅  Please be aware that regulations are subject to frequent changes and adaptations in response to evolving circumstances. We diligently monitor all official updates and will keep you informed accordingly!

Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions you may have; we’re always happy to assist you.

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