In accordance with the Regulation of Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia No. M. HH-01.GR-01.06 year dated 12 January 2010 , citizens from 62 countries and 1 region are eligible for applying a Visa on Arrival (VOA). While free visa entry for countries indicated in Indonesia Immigration see Indonesia entry visa
International health certificates for smallpox and cholera are not required, except from travelers arriving from infected areas.
Indonesian customs allows on entry a maximum of one liter of alcoholic beverages, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 grams of tobacco and a reasonable amount of perfume per adult. Cars, photographic equipment, type-writers and tape recorders must be declared to Customs upon entry. Prohibited from entry are TV sets, radios, narcotics, arms and ammunition, printed matter in Chinese characters and Chinese medicines.
All movie films and video cassettes must be censored by the Film Censor Board. Fresh fruit, 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.
Major hotels usually add a 10% service charge to the bills. Where it is not included a tip of between 5% to 10% of the bill would be appropriate if the service is satisfactory.
Tipping for taxi and hire-car driver is not mandatory, but if the service has been satisfactory it is up to you.
Major shopping centers, shops and many other establishments accept credit card such as American Express, Visas, and Dinners Club. Before you use your credit card please check to vendor if the price you pay on bills has included the bank charges or it is to be added some percentage of it.
In all hotels normally available for a changing of major currency of the world such as American Dollars, Swiss Franc, English Found Sterling, Australian Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Singapore Dollars, and Japanese Yen. In some cities in Bali such as Denpasar, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Candi Dasa, Lovina, Bedugul, and Ubud you will find money changer easily. You can compare the rates that are being offered, and get the better one. Relating to US Dollars bank notes, it would be worth for you to read
bank notes detail
Dress and Attires
Dress is normally informal in Indonesia due to the warm, humid climate and clothing of light-weight fabrics is recommended. Highland areas are noticeably cooler, however, and carrying a light sweater is suggested. Acceptable attire for men is a shirt and long pants. A jacket and tie are required for official calls or for more formal occasions. Long-sleeved batik shirts are acceptable for evening functions. For ladie3s, dresses, blouses, and long pants are appropriate. Shorts halter-tops or tank tops should only be used at sports facilities or on the beach.
During sightseeing it is a possibility that one entering a temple. In this case, please wear any dress that is considered polite such as not to wear singlet or short pants.
Business offices are usually open either from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm or 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, with a break for lunch between 12.00 noon and 1.00 pm. On Saturday many business offices are closed. Government office hours are from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm from Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays many Government offices are closed.
The Indonesian archipelago is spread over three time zones. Western Indonesia Standard Time, which covers the islands of Sumatera, Java and Madura, West and Central Kalimantan is 7 hours ahead of GMT; Central Indonesia Standard Time covers East and South Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, and is 8 hours ahead of GMT; finally Eastern Indonesia Standard Time, which covers Maluku, and Irian Java is 9 hours ahead of GMT.
Power supply is usually 220 volts/250 cycles in large cities, but 110 volts is still used in some areas. Normal outlets are plugs with two rounded pins. It is advisable to check local conditions before using any appliances.
We suggest you to only drink the water which is bottled, and sealed. Never drink natural water without boiling and filtering.
Always consult Tour Guide
- Front Office of the hotel in case you need any medical assistance. There are good clinic or medical centre in Bali, Bali International Medical Centre Working time between 08.00 – 24.00 hoursAddress : Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 100x Kuta, Phone 761 263SOS MEDIKA Working hours 24 hours Address Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 24X, Kuta, Phone 764 555 Alarm Centre 24 hours phone 755 768
- Always remember to ask the receipt of your medical assistance and keep it with you.
Please remember to put your valuable materials in the safety box at hotel available for every guest. In case loosing the key for the safety box, the cost for reparation will be incurred to the guest.
Beach - Swimming
Normally there will be sign with flags for the safety of swimming on the beach. Please observe this very carefully:
Red flag : Swimming is prohibited
Yellow flag : Swimming on your risk
Green flag : Swimming is allowed
Balinese and Sumateran cooking are hot with chilly or Spanish pepper. Please do not eat this unless you are familiar with this cooking. Some fruits can have a strange effect on the stomach, so please consult your service provider whenever you want to try.
In Indonesia, especially on the beach the sunrays are very intense. Do not forget to bring the crème for skin protection. Drink as much as water and mature fruit to prevent dehydration and through problem.
Foreign Consulte Office in Bali
Bali Traditional Healing
Banjar Settlement Unit
Flower for Rituals
Keris Traditional Weapon
Kulkul Traditional Bell
Tirta Gangga Park
Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.