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Supporting Bali’s Sustainability: Understanding the New Tourism Tax

As of February 14, 2024, the Bali Government has introduced an additional tourist tax for foreign visitors of 150,000 Indonesian rupiah (approximately AUD$15 or $10 USD).

This levy, implemented alongside the existing e-visa on arrival, is a proactive measure aimed at enhancing environmental and cultural conservation on the island. The Indonesian government emphasizes that this initiative is integral to improving service quality and safety standards for tourists.

The funds raised by the new levy, which are expected to be around $185,000 each day, will go towards conservation efforts and improving services and safety standards for visitors.

Paying the Tourism Levy:

For the convenience of visitors, the tourism levy can be paid online via the LOVE BALI website or mobile app, utilizing options such as bank transfer, virtual account, or Qris payment. Essential information, including name, passport number, email, and arrival date, will be required during the payment process.

Upon payment, visitors will receive a voucher via email, which can be scanned at relevant checkpoints upon arrival.

Additionally, cashless payments can be made at Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) and other harborside entry points.

For more details and to pay the tourism levy, please visit Love Bali’s Official Website.

Are there exemptions?

Certain individuals will be exempt from the Bali tourist tax, such as:

  1. Diplomatic and official visa holders: Individuals visiting Indonesia for government business, diplomatic postings, or special assignments.
  2. Conveyance crew: Those employed on board a ship.
  3. KITS/KITAP holders: Individuals with a Residence Permit Card for temporary, limited, or permanent stays for living and working.
  4. Family unification, golden, and student visa holders: Individuals aiding family settlement, corporate investors, and students.
  5. Specific non-tourist visa holders.

Click here to apply for an excemption.

Visa Requirements for Bali:

Yes, a visa is required for Bali. The visa on arrival (VOA) costs 500,000 IDR or approximately $50 AUD/$35 USD, allowing a stay of up to 30 days. This visa can be extended for an additional 30 days before departure from the country.

This visa can be obtained online, prior to arrival.

Click here for more information about visas and how we can help.

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