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is some Advice for a trouble-free holiday in Bali. If
you do have problems don't forget to contact your nearest
must have a minimum of six months validity in you passport
upon entry into Indonesia and have proof of onward destination.
Visas are not required for nationals of:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei,
Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Greece,
Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait,
Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta,
Morocco, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway,
Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey,
United Kingdom (Great Britain), United States of America,
United Emirate Arab, Yugoslavia, Venezuela.
The maximum stay permitted two months and is not extendible.
Customs allows on entry a maximum of ;
one liter of alcoholic beverages,
200 cigarettes or 50 Cigars or 100 grams of tobacco
reasonable amount perfume per adult.
The following need to be declared when entering the
Prohibited from entry are;
arms and ammunition
printed matter in Chinese characters
All movie films and video cassettes must be censored
by the Film Censor Board.
Fresh fruits, plants and animals must have quarantine
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.
a departure tax on domestic ( Rp. 20,000) and international
(Rp. 100.000) flights. Only children under two years
of age are exempt.
sue you have medical insurance before you leave your
country. Medical bills can be quite costly and having
medical insurance could save your life. Contract your
travel agent to get information on recommended medical
insurance plans. Don't forget, if you extend your travel
in Bali , you should also extend your insurance cover.
Travelers should be aware that the Blood Bank in Bali
normally carries no stock of Rhesus (Rh) Negative blood.
You could be robbed at any time. Watch out for pickpockets
and bag-snatchers, and always lock your hotel room and
Keep your valuables (passport, airline ticket,
credit cards, travellers cheques and cash) in a safe
deposit box at your hotel, or at a bank.
Secure the key in your money belt; don't leave
it in your hotel room when you go out.
Money belts are better than 'bum bags', which
are an open invitation to pickpockets. Hide your money
belt under your clothes.
Carry your handbag on the side of the road furthest
from the roadway.
Keep copies of your travel documents and emergency contact
details on your person.
An unattended car can be broken into within minutes.
If you are touring in Indonesia, either carry everything
with you when you leave the car, or find somewhere to
stay first and secure items at the hotel before you
If you really need to travel with all your valuables,
secure items in various places rather than lose everything
if one bag is stolen.
To drive legally in Indonesia you must have a current
Indonesian or International Driver's License that is
valid for the type of vehicle you are driving.
If you rent a vehicle and you don't have such
a license, you will be driving illegally and your insurer
may refuse any claim you make.
Insist on paying for comprehensive insurance
when you rent a vehicle. Negotiations with vehicle owners
and families of injured parties can take at least a
week to resolve. If you have organized comprehensive
insurance, the rental agency is responsible.
You wouldn't ride without a helmet in your own
country; don't when overseas. Check your travel insurance
does it cover motorcycle riding?
Most companies that rent motorcycles only provide
flimsy helmets. Bring a proper helmet with you or only
rent from a company that supplies them.
Wear protective clothing (not shorts and thongs).
Characteristics of driving in Bali.
Get use to bikes and cars swerving into your
lane without indicating.
Watch out for large holes in the road or obstacles
such as small trees to indicate where holes are.
Many food carts and salespeople operate off the
side of the road- beware.
Merging traffic only give way if they are smaller
Every man for himself when entering a round-a-bout.
There are many one lane roads and you may have
to go quite a distance to return to the same location.
Balinese are not use to drivers driving with
there parking or head lights on during the daytime.
Watch out for drivers, including trucks and buses
overtaking on busy roads.
Water Sports Safety
Check your travel insurance does it cover water sports?
Bali's beaches have strong 'rips'. Only swim
between the lifesavers' flags. Don't swim in the sea
at night or when the beach is unpatrolled.
'Jet-ski' accidents are common because of the
speed these craft travel at. Be careful.
Don't 'para-sail' with cheap, unlicensed amateurs.
Only use major companies that are insured.
Emergency Contact Details
Remember, friends and relatives may need to contact
you in an emergency. Here are some tips:
Leave copies of your itinerary, passport and
insurance policy with friends or relatives.
If you don't have any firm plans, make a schedule
to call home regularly and stick to it.
Update your contact details through the airline
you are traveling with (sometimes messages are left
with the airline for forwarding).
Lost of stolen travellers cheques can be replaced -
stolen cash is gone! By the way, the old paper banknotes
can be difficult to exchange.
Ask you bank about drawing cash from you account
anywhere in the world via your ATM keycard and the CIRRUS
system. It may be best to have a credit card available
just for emergencies?
Be careful with you money at money changers.
Some money changers have 'adjusted calculators, as well
as forget to tell you they have deduct unadvertised
commissions and use many other magical tricks to take
Try to reputable authorized moneychangers that
do no t charge a commission. Always count your Rupiah
yourself before leaving the premises.
Don't allow drugs to spoil your holiday in Bali.
Like many popular tourist destinations around
the world, the drug penalties in Indonesia are severe.
in not a general practise in Bali. Most of the larger
hotels and restaurants add a service charge and tax
which on average is around 20%. In smaller establishments
tips are not expected but appreciated!
HAVE A GREAT AND SAFE TRIP!
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