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Tourist Tax & Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements and Bali Tourist Tax

Planning your trip to Bali? The following FAQ will guide you through the general regulations that apply to all INTERNATIONAL travelers. We will clarify:

General Travel Requirements


  1. Customs Declaration for Indonesia
  2. Bali Tourist Tax
  3. Passport Requirements

….and some essential travel tips.

Prepare for your Bali Trip

Pay the New Bali Tourist Tax
Fill in the custom form before Arrival
Get your International Driving License
Secure Discounts on Best Activities & more
Get your Bali eSIM before you arrive
Book Your Hotel, Villa, Resort
Get an Airport Transfer

Travel regulations and requirements for Bali / Indonesia & tips before you arrive

FAQ – Must Know Before Arriving in Bali

Yes, you need a Visa for traveling to Bali, unless you are a national of one of the 9 ASEAN countries or Timor Leste.

For tourists and standard visits (not working) there are two Visas available. Which Visa depends on your nationality, travel purpose and length of stay. Please click on the button below to check what applies to you.

This is how you can apply for the Indonesia Tourist Visa / Visa on Arrival:

1. Electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VoA – B1, B2, B3, B4)

You can apply and purchase the Visa already online and avoid queuing at VoA counters at the airport which will save you time and is much more convenient.

You can apply for e-VOA 14 days before your travel. However, you are advised to create an e-VOA request at least 48 hours before your departure, otherwise you might not receive it in time. The Visa is not issued instantly!

Buy your e-VoA online (immigration website)


  • Passport, needs to be valid at least 6 months from day of arrival. No exceptions, they will send you back otherwise! Make sure your passport is valid.
  • The passport needs to have at least one empty page.
  • The passport must be in good condition. Ripped or very run down passports might get refused. There are travelers who were denied entry into Indonesia and were sent back, because the passport was in bad condition

Yes you need a return ticket.

You might not have to show it at the immigration counter, but it could happen. 

  • Return ticket – airlines and also the immigration authorities can insist that you have a return ticket that is within the time-frame of your visa validity, 


  • Fill in the ONLINE Customs declaration Form arriving in Bali:  if you are arriving in Bali you can do it online and SAVE TIME AT THE AIRPORT, fill in the form BEFORE you arrive. This is the link to the online form: E-CD (Electronic Custom Declaration)
  • The form can be filled in 72h before your arrival. Not earlier.
  • After filling in the online form, you will receive a QR code which will be scanned by officers after you have collected your luggage, just before you exit the airport building

The new tourist tax is effective since 14th February 2024 (Tourist Levy for INTERNATIONAL visitors)

  • The Fee is IDR 150,000 per person (ca. USD 10 and AUD 15)
  • The tourist tax (levy) is a local tax that the Bali administration government implemented. It is only related to Bali and not to Indonesia
  • Be careful about Scammer sites, which mushroomed since the tax has been introduced. 

For the official tax payment link and more information on who has to pay, exemptions please click below:

Tourist Tax

Yes. This is now a MANDATORY Requirement

  • Bring your international drivers license (f you wish to rent a scooter). If you don’t have one and can’t get it in your home country you can get a digital or printed version (delivered in Bali) here from our accredited partner in Singapore:

Order your International Driving License / Driving Permit (IDP) copy online here

Yes you can order an eSIM for Bali online.

Our partner provides eSIM allowing you to connect to the internet quickly themoment you arrive in Indonesia. 

Order Online

A medical travel insurance is NOT mandatory anymore.

But it’s advisable to have one. Accidents do happen in Bali and if you are not properly insured, hospitals and doctors will ask for cash payment and can deny treatment. 

Don’t have a medical travel insurance?

Get your medical travel insurance for Bali / Indonesia and beyond online

International Travel Insurance / Nomad Insurance / Medical Travel Insurance for 4 weeks or longer. 

Info, Prices & Signup 

NO. All requirements have been lifted.

As of 9th of June 2023, travelers do NOT need to show proof of vaccination anymore. However the Indonesian government “suggests” to be fully vaccinated.