Here we outline Bali travel info on everything from visa’s to time zones, currency to electric plugs! All the things you need to know now, so you can relax on your Bali holiday.
Bali Travel Info – Know Before You Go
Your passport must have at least 6 months left before expiry.
Check smart traveller for warnings prior to going to Bali and register your details on the website. Please note, however, that due to Bali’s past, there are usually always warnings of some kind.
Make sure you notify your bank before you go away of the dates and location of your holiday. Most banks will cancel your credit/debit cards if used overseas without notification or if they cannot contact you immediately to verify.
Health and Medications
An important thing to do before you fly is get a letter from your GP listing your prescription medications and keep this with your medications. Please see Bali Health for further detail.
This is a MUST! As the old saying goes, “if you can’t afford travel insurance you can’t afford to travel”. It’s really not worth the risk to skip this part. Compare the different policies available to find the one that suits your situation the best.
Many countries are eligible for a 30-day visa-free entry to Indonesia. Click here to see the list of countries.
Bali Travel Info – When Your There
Bali Electricity is 220V/50Hz. So you will need a two pin adaptor to use your appliances in Bali.
Bali’s time zone is Central Indonesian Time which is UTC/GMC + 8hrs. Bali is 2 hrs behind Australian Eastern Standard Time (and 3 hrs behind during Australian daylight savings time).
In Bali, the currency is Indonesian Rupiah. Currently, $10 AUD = 94, 760 IDR.
Banks are in most tourist areas of Bali and ATMs are also widely spread and accessible. Banking hours are usually from 8 am – 2 pm weekdays and 8 – 11 am on Saturdays. Foreign currency can be changed at major banks and authorised money changers. It is good to carry small notes with you for taxi’s and tipping. However, credit cards are widely accepted in major tourist areas.
A service charge is normally added to your bill at hotels and restaurants. However, a small tip for great service would also be appropriate.
You are allowed 1 litre of alcohol per person, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 100 grams of tobacco and perfume for personal use.
Embassy’s and Consulates
Jalan Tantular, no. 32 Renon, Denpasar, Bali
Out of Hours Phone: +623 61 241 118 or +612 62 613 305
Opening Hrs: Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm
British Honorary Consulate
Address: Jalan Tirta Nadi, no. 20, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali
Phone: 62 361 270 601
Opening Hrs: Mon – Thurs 8.30 – 12.30pm, Fri 8.30 – 11.30am
Address: Jalan Hayam Wuruk, no. 188, Denpasar, Bali
Phone: 0361 233 605 (local) or +62 361 222 426 (Int’l)
Opening Hrs: Mon – Fri 8am – 12 noon, 1pm – 4.30pm
For further information please go to your individual countries websites or contact your countries consulate.
Other Important Numbers
Police/Medical Emergency: +62 361 112
Ambulance: +62 361 118
Fire Department: +62 361 113
Bali Taxi: +62 361 701111
Bali Airport: +62 361 751011