You must have a minimum of six months
validity in you passport upon entry into Indonesia and have
proof of onward destination.
Visas are not required for nationals
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France,
Greece, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait,
Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Morocco,
Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines,
Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia,
Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom (Great Britain), United
States of America, United Emirate Arab, Yugoslavia, Venezuela.
maximum stay permitted two months and is not extendible.
Customs Indonesian Customs allows on
entry a maximum of ;
One liter of alcoholic beverages,
200 cigarettes or 50 Cigars or 100 grams
Reasonable amount perfume per adult.
The following need to be declared when
entering the country;
Prohibited from entry are;
Arms and ammunition
Printed matter in Chinese characters
All movie films and video cassettes
must be censored by the Film Censor Board.
Fresh fruits, plants and animals must
have quarantine permits.
There is no restriction on import
or export of foreign currencies. However, the export or import
of Indonesian currency exceeding Rp.50,000 is prohibited.
There's a departure tax on domestic
( Rp. 11,000) and international (Rp. 50.000) flights. Only children
under two years of age are exempt.
Insurance Make sure you have
medical insurance before you leave your country. Medical bills
can be quite costly and having medical insurance could save
your life. Contract your travel agent to get information on
recommended medical insurance plans. Don't forget, if you extend
your travel in Bali , you should also extend your insurance
Travellers should be aware that the
Blood Bank in Bali normally carries no stock of Rhesus (Rh)
You could be robbed at any time. Watch out for pickpockets and
bag-snatchers, and always lock your hotel room and car.
Keep your valuables (passport, airline
ticket, credit cards, travellers cheques and cash) in a safe
deposit box at your hotel, or at a bank.
Secure the key in your money belt;
don't leave it in your hotel room when you go out.
Money belts are better than 'bum bags',
which are an open invitation to pickpockets. Hide your money
belt under your clothes.
Carry your handbag on the side of the
road furthest from the roadway.
Keep copies of your travel documents
and emergency contact details on your person.
An unattended car can be broken into
within minutes. If you are touring in Indonesia, either carry
everything with you when you leave the car, or find somewhere
to stay first and secure items at the hotel before you go out.
If you really need to travel with all
your valuables, secure items in various places rather than lose
everything if one bag is stolen.
To drive legally in Indonesia you must
have a current Indonesian or International Driver's License
that is valid for the type of vehicle you are driving.
If you rent a vehicle and you don't
have such a license, you will be driving illegally and your
insurer may refuse any claim you make.
Insist on paying for comprehensive insurance
when you rent a vehicle. Negotiations with vehicle owners and
families of injured parties can take at least a week to resolve.
If you have organized comprehensive insurance, the rental agency
You wouldn't ride without a helmet in
your own country; don't when overseas. Check your travel insurance
does it cover motorcycle riding?
Most companies that rent motorcycles
only provide flimsy helmets. Bring a proper helmet with
you or only rent from a company that supplies them.
Wear protective clothing (not shorts
of driving in Bali.
Get use to bikes and cars swerving into
your lane without indicating.
Watch out for large holes in the road
or obstacles such as small trees to indicate where holes are.
Many food carts and salespeople operate
off the side of the road- beware.
Merging traffic only give way if they
are smaller than you.
Every man for himself when entering
a round-a-bout.There are many one lane roads and you may have
to go quite a distance to return to the same location.Balinese
are not use to drivers driving with there parking or head lights
on during the daytime.
Watch out for drivers, including trucks
and buses overtaking on busy roads.
Remember, friends and relatives may
need to contact you in an emergency. Here are some tips:
Leave copies of your itinerary, passport
and insurance policy with friends or relatives.
If you don't have any firm plans, make
a schedule to call home regularly and stick to it.
Update your contact details through
the airline you are traveling with (sometimes messages are left
with the airline for forwarding)
Lost of stolen travellers cheques can
be replaced - stolen cash is gone! By the way, the old paper
banknotes can be difficult to exchange.
Ask you bank about drawing cash from
you account anywhere in the world via your ATM keycard and the
CIRRUS system. It may be best to have a credit card available
just for emergencies?
Be careful with you money at money changers.
Some money changers have 'adjusted calculators, as well as forget
to tell you they have deduct unadvertised commissions and use
many other magical tricks to take your money.
Try to reputatable authorized moneychagners
that do no t charge a commission. Always count your Rupiah
yourself before leaving the premises.
Don't allow drugs to spoil your holiday
Like many popular tourist destinations
around the world, the drug penalties in Indonesia are severe.
Tipping This in not a general
practise in Bali. Most of the larger hotesl and restaurants
add a service charge and tax which on average is around 20%.
In smaller establishments tips are not expected but appreciated!
Information Center To help your travel, there will
be many local travel agents ready to assist you. Or just ask
people and also read tourist magazines and newspapers. Here
are some offices that provide the information that might be
needed by tourists:
Provincial Tourist Service This office provides the latest
information on tourist attractions, interesting destinations,
bemo timetables, and ferry services. All staff speaks English.
Jl. S. Parman,
Telephone: 0361 222 387
Office of Tourism, Arts & Culture: This office provides tourist
information for people who want to explore Bali. All the staff
Jl. Raya Puputan,
Telephone: 0361 225 649 or 233 474
Government Tourist Information Service Telephone: 0361 753 540
PS: While every care has been taken
in preparing this information, neither PT. BaliBiz. nor its
agents or employees can accept liability for any injury, loss
or damage arising in respect of any statement contained herein.