DOCUMENTSVisa - money - tap water - electricity
"There was a time when planning a holiday abroad meant first having to deal with the hassle of applying for a visa. Those dreadful queues, the never ending documents, the inquisitive questions and then that long wait for the much awaited piece of paper, a.k.a. the visa, your license to travel. Phew! But, not anymore.
Many countries now offering Visa on Arrival (VOA)."
Visitors from the Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States , and most of Europe can get
a Visa on Arrival (VOA) through Ngurah Rai International Airport
in Denpasar or the seaports of Padangbai and Benoa in Bali and Selaparang Airport in Lombok. For stays of 7 days or less, the charge is US$10; for stays of up to 30 days, the charge is US$25 payable by credit card and most major currencies. For stays of longer than 30 days, a tourist or business visa must be arranged before arrival.
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of your arrival; your passport must also have at least two blank pages .
Customs allows you to bring in, duty free, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, or 100 grams of tobacco; cameras and film; 1 liter of alcohol; and perfume clearly intended for personal use. Forbidden are guns, weapons, narcotics, pornography (leave it at home if you're unsure how it's defined), televisions, fresh fruit, Chinese medicine, and printed matter with Chinese characters. Plants might also be confiscated.
Departure tax: Paying on the last day of your trip when you go home. It is wise to keep some money left, because you have to pay your departure tax (200,000 rupiah) after you've checked in and gone through customs at the airport.
(also rep. Canada, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea & other
commonwealth in emergencies)
Jalan Prof. Moh. Yamin No.4 Renon - Denpasar.
Phone : 235 092, 235 093
Fax : 231 990
British Honorary Consul
Cat and Fiddle Restaurant
Jalan Mertasari No. 2 Sanur
Phone/Fax : 282 968
|UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Consular Agency of the United States of America
Jalan Hayam Wuruk 188, Tanjung Bungkak Denpasar 80235
Phone : 233 605 Fax : 222 426
|SWEDEN & FINLAND
Consulate of Sweden and Finland
Segara Village Hotel
Jalan Segara Ayu, Sanur 80228
Phone : 288 407 Fax : 287 242
Bali, Nusa Tenggara, South & East Kalimantan and Sulawesi are 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).
Time difference with Bali:
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In Indonesia you pay with the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). It is convenient to check just before you travel the price of the Rupiah once, because the exchange rate is violently rocking. A 'money converter' on the internet can help with this.
In Bali, the tap water is not drinkable. The quality is very bad and it tastes very bitter. When drinking tap water, there is a high risk of abdominal cramps and headache. Always buy bottled water, you can buy it anywhere at a low price.
At the airport you can exchange money. This is useful when you want to spend money for the first time. Furthermore, you can now ATM in many places. This applies mainly to the larger towns. In Bali, it is often not a problem to get money.
The voltage 220 volts. It is advisable to take an universal adapter with you. Incidentally, it may happen that the power goes out, so a flashlight is handy.
Taking pictures is no problem. It is advisable to ask when you want take a photograph of someone, religious places or events.