1. Do not forget your credit cards and make sure that your credit cards are issued by major international banking institution.
2. For more common currencies, please bring American dollars and Indonesian rupiahs.
3. Respect the Balinese customs, rituals and traditions, please follow the local rule and prohibitions
4. Make sure that you bring your sun block, do not let the heat burn your skin.
5. Visitors got loss easily in Bali, so make sure that you bring a complete and comprehensive map. You may ask the local for directions, the Balinese are well known for their hospitality.
6. Bring a sufficient supply of prescription of the drugs. You may also purchase your medicine supply at local store with ‘’ Apotik ‘’ sign. Bring also any important items related to your medical history and your Physician’s information.
7. Keep small change with you, you will never know how it will come in handy.
8. Dress casually, but remember to dress properly when you visit a religious place. Also remember to choose the right shoes that will comport you while you are traveling.
9. Three are two kind of money changer: one charges commission , and the other does not. The ones charging a commission offer a higher rate, but the commission charge is taken off the total. The no commission money charger offer a low rate but no charges are taken off. Always count your money before you leave the money charger and if you can, bring your own calculator.
10. Avoid to change your money at a small money change which using higher rate then normal rate on their display advertising as they will use that to attract the customers come in and change money. they will be cheat your money using their magic fingers.
11. There have been a few cases of handbags being snatched after tourist has cashed money at the banks or money charger! Put your money away in your ‘ bum bag ‘ or hold onto your handbag tightly.
12. When attending the ceremony a few things you should remember :
· Always wear a sarong, sash and proper cloth to cover your body
· Do not walk in the front of people praying
· Do not try to step on the offering which lying on the ground
· Never sit higher then priest or the offering
· Woman are not allowed to enter temple during their periods
13. If you want using a metered taxi service, please make sure that you check the meter is running, ask the driver name, his must the same as on the display ID they have, also note and notice his car plate number. this way will be help you to find your stuff if you has left it in the car easily.
Please read carefully as there have been changes to Indonesia visa policy. This affects all arrivals to Indonesia after February 1, 2004, are subject to new visa regulations
Countries that do not require a Visa to enter Bali.
- Brunei Darussalam
- Hongkong SAR
- Macao SAR
Please cross check to your Consulate.
Countries that require and are eligible for Visa-On Arrivals – cost for these visas are US$10 for a stay of up to 3 days, US$25 for a stay of up to 30 days.
This facility is now available for nationals of the following countries:
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, People’s Republic of China, Poland, Portugal, Quatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
It is important also to note the following:
- The Visa on Arrival is non-extendable and cannot be converted into a different visa.
- The Visa purchasing system will take approximately 3-5 minutes per applicant.
- There are 6 payment counters, a bank and a money changer set up to process payments
- Once you have paid for and received your visa you will need to proceed to Immigration where your visa will be processed
Citizens of countries not on the visa on arrival or visa free lists will be required to apply for a visa before entering Indonesia.
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia, and you must have proof of onward passage (either return or through tickets). If you cannot fulfill both of these requirements, you may not be allowed to enter the country.
Travelers from the above countries must be in posession of a passport which is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and the completed embarkation/disembarkation card they received from their airline. They must also be able to prove they have sufficient funds for their stay in Indonesia.
Arriving travelers with Visa-On-Arrival status have to go first to one of the ‘VoA Counters’ to pay the appropriate fee and have their passports stamped with the VoA before proceeding to the Immigration Clearance Desk. An official bank is part of the VoA service counters. Payment of visa fees can be made in all major currencies or by VISA or MASTERCARD.
Citizens of countries neither on the VoA nor Visa-Free lists are required to apply for a visa overseas before travelling to Indonesia. Nationals of ALL countries planning to stay for more than 30 days in Indonesia also have to apply for the appropriate visa (tourist, business, social-cultural, etc.) at an overseas Indonesian Consulate or Foreign Mission before departing for Indonesia.
For details of various types of Visa, please visit the page Visa of the Republic of Indonesia.
The Rupiah. Notes 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000. Coins 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000.
Bali Time Zone is GMT + 8 hours.
Most hotels use 220 volts, 50 cycles and a round, two-pronged slim plug. Bathroom shaver plugs usually have a transformer switch. We suggest taking an adaptor for your appliance.
You will find a range of chauffeur driven limousines, self-drive cars, taxis and hotel courtesy cars. Many taxis are not metered so it’s wise to negotiate the fare before you climb aboard. Bemos are a unique form of transport. They are a mini-van masquerading as a communal bus. You simply hail the driver and negotiate the fare that suits you both. Motorcycles can also be hired in many places but special care should be exercised at all times as road and traffic conditions can be somewhat hazardous in certain locations. Traveling around Bali is made all the easier because everywhere you go you’ll find friendly people only too happy to give you advice and directions on how to get where you want to go.
If you wish to hire a car you must be over 18 years of age and posses an International Driver’s License or license from ASEAN countries.
Light, airy, casual clothes are the most practical and you’ll find natural fibers like cotton or linen are the most comfortable in Bali’s often humid conditions. Waist sashes should be worn when visiting temples.
Beware of motorbikes! It is best to rent a car with a full insurance as this will save time and money if you are involved in an accident.
When attending Special Ceremonies or Anniversary Celebrations as a guest or onlooker, small donations are gratefully received. Your donations will help in paying for the offerings and upkeep of the temple.