Travel Infromation

Travel information for Bali
This page will list information you may need in bali

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Currency in Bali

The Indonesian Rupiah is the currency of Indonesia. The currency code for Rupiahs is IDR, and the currency symbol is Rp.

Changing Money

You can secure a more favorable exchange rate by waiting to convert your currency upon arriving in Bali. If you’re concerned about arriving without any local currency, consider exchanging a small amount before your departure, ideally at Australia Post where you won’t encounter any fees.

While in Bali, it’s crucial to exchange your money only at reputable and established locations. Avoid the allure of street money changers promoting exceptionally high rates, as dealing with them is akin to falling for a magician’s tricks – your funds may vanish right before your eyes! Here are some trusted places where we recommend exchanging your money:

Using ATMs

When using ATMs in South East Asia, including Bali, it’s essential to be aware of the increasing instances of card skimming. There have been numerous reports of such incidents in Bali. If you plan to use an ATM in Bali, ensure that it’s located in a highly visible and public area, preferably one with a security guard or within a resort or shopping mall. Avoid using ATMs at minimarts or Circle K stores to minimize the risk of card skimming.

Utelizing Debit and Credit cards

Using debit and Credit card in Bali is generally is generally secure at Major restaurants, resorts, and most retail stores readily accept card payments. However, it’s worth noting that taxis, small local eateries (known as warungs), beach bars, and market stalls typically require cash transactions.

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Passport Requirements

Passport Requirements

Passport Requirements: Ensure that your passport remains valid for at least six months from your scheduled arrival date in Bali

Visa on Arrival (VOA)

For most travelers, obtaining a Visa on Arrival (VOA) is necessary. Currently, this option is accessible for citizens of 86 countries

Liquid Restrictions

Liquid Restrictions: Comply with international flight regulations by refraining from carrying liquids exceeding 100ml in your carry-on luggage, including items such as lip gloss, gels, and creams. Even if a container is nearly empty but holds more than 100ml, it cannot be brought on board. Pack these items in your checked luggage.

Baggage Collection and Customs: Upon completing immigration procedures, proceed to the baggage claim area. Please be aware that Bali airport is known for potentially extended wait times at the baggage carousel. Fortunately, complimentary Wi-Fi is available to keep you entertained while you wait.

Customs Declaration

Following the baggage collection, you’ll need to go through Customs. Each family must submit one customs declaration form, listing any applicable goods. In an effort to reduce paper usage, it is now possible to complete this form online and present the QR code to the customs officer.

Alcohol Allowance:

Each passenger aged 18 and above is permitted to bring 1 litre of alcohol duty-free.

Airport Exit and Transportation

 After your bags have been scanned and you’ve cleared Customs, exit the airport. Look for a metal barrier with drivers holding signs displaying names. This area can get busy, so take your time to locate your sign if you’ve arranged an airport transfer. If you haven’t pre-arranged transportation, you can head to the taxi counter, the GRAB counter, or negotiate with one of the local drivers waiting in the area.

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