In accordance with the Regulation of Minister of Law and Human Right of the Republic of Indonesia Number 26, 2013, citizens of 61 countries and 1 region are eligible for obtaining Visa on Arrival (VOA). This visa can be obtained directly when you are landed at the certain airports and seaport in Indonesia, regardless of the purpose of your visit.
The Visa on Arrival is not a Working Visa nor a Visitation Visa. Therefore, it can not be converted to obtain other immigration permits. The maximum stay permitted for the visa on arrival is 30 days. The Visa on Arrival can be extended for another 30 days. For the list of eligible countries, visa requirements and the list of Indonesian airports and seaports with VoA facilities, please visit: http://www.embassyofindonesia.org/wordpress/?page_id=188.
Generally, Indonesian customs allows a maximum of one liter of alcoholic liquor, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 grams tobacco and reasonable amount of perfume per adult. Personal goods up to a value of USD 250.- per passenger or USD 1,000.- per family may also be allowed. Note that bringing weapons, illegal drugs or pornography into the country is prohibited.
Most of Indonesia airports require departure tax despite many travelers domestic or international would have preferred if it is included in the air tickets instead. The tax must be paid in Rupiah (IDR), so do prepare adequate amount of Indonesian Rupiah before flying out. The amount of the airport tax varies from one airport to another. Per 1 April 2014, a maximum departure tax of IDR 200,000 is levied for travelers on international flights and IDR 75,000 for domestic flights.
Government offices open at 8 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday. Most of shops in Denpasar city centre and other towns close in the afternoon for a siesta (usually 1 pm to 5 pm) and re-open in the evening until about 9 pm.
With sunshine throughout the year, Bali has a tropical monsoon climate, with pleasant day temperatures between 20 to 33 degrees Celsius. Rainy season starts from October to March, when the West monsoon brings heavy showers and high humidity. June to September is considered the driest season, with low humidity and cool breeze in the evening, the best time for any outdoor activities.
Only Rupiah (Indonesian currency) is acceptable at regular stores and restaurants. Certain foreign currencies and major credit cards are accepted by most hotels, restaurants and souvenirs shops.
Per 1 October 2014, EUR 1 (Euro) equals to about IDR 15,688 (Indonesian Rupiah) and USD 1 (US Dollar) is about IDR 12,289. There is no guarantee that the rate will be equal from one money changer to another. Please ask the person at counter desk before proceed.
Traveler’s Check and Credit Cards
Traveler’s checks are accepted by leading banks and hotels in principal cities. The use of traveler’s checks in Indonesia is as popular as in any other countries. Dinners Club and American Express, Visa and Master Card are widely accepted at hotel, department stores, shops, restaurants and night clubs.
The electricity in Indonesia is 220 volt at 50 hertz.
IDD (International Direct Dialing)
Country Code = Indonesia: +62
Area Code = Denpasar: +62-361
Because the island is relatively small, it is not difficult to get around Bali by various modes of transportation. The traditional types of transportation to the high class limousine are available however; traditional transportation may be inconvenient for some visitors.
If you plan to explore Bali in half day or full day trip, the best way is hiring a car with the driver. The average rate varies depending on the type of the vehicle. There are many independent car rentals around the island. If you wish to have better services, you may ask your Travel Agent. You also can hire a tour guide of your own language.
The other possibility is to rent a self drive car. An international driving license from your own country is required. This rule is also applicable for motorbike rental. A safety helmet is a compulsory when riding a motorbike. Meanwhile, bicycles are normally available for rent at the hotels.
Taxi is the most efficient and convenient transportation to travel around Denpasar and nearby destinations. A number of taxi companies are listed below:
|No.||Company||Telephone Number (+62 361)|
|1.||Bali Taksi (Blue Bird Group)||701111, 701621|
|2.||Koperasi Taxi NgurahRai||724724, 724725|
|3.||Komotra Bali||499449, 499468|
|4.||Koperasi Jimbaran Taxi||709801|
|5.||Koperasi Wisata Nusa Bali (Kowinu)||771661, 773030|
|6.||Wahana Dharma Taksi||244555|