Lombok Travel Info

Here we outline Lombok travel info on everything from visas to time zones, currency to electric plugs. All the things you need to know now, so you can relax on your Lombok Holiday.

Lombok Travel Info – Know Before You Go

Passport

Your passport must have at least 6 months left before expiry.

Visa On Arrival

Many countries are eligible for visa-free entry to Indonesia for 30 days. For a list of these countries click here.

Smart Traveller

Check smart traveller for warnings prior to going to Lombok and register your details on the website so you can be accounted for in case of emergency.

Language

The official language of Lombok is Bahasa Indonesian. however many of the more traditional and/or remote locals speak Sasak languages. English is spoken in tourist areas and resorts.

Banking

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 Lombok Health for further detail.

Travel Insurance

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, on so many levels, to skip this part. Compare the different policies available to find the one that suits your situation the best.

Electric Plugs

Lombok Electricity is 220V/50Hz. So you will need a two pin adaptor to use your appliances in Lombok.

Currency

In Lombok, the currency is Indonesian Rupiah. Currently, $10 AUD = 94, 760 IDR.

Lombok Travel Info – When You’re There

Time Zones

Lombok’s time zone is Central Indonesian Time which is UTC/GMC + 8hrs. Lombok is 2 hrs behind Australian Eastern Standard Time (and 3 hrs behind during Australian daylight savings time).

Banking

Banks are in most tourist areas of Lombok. ATM’s are also in Senggigi, Mataram, Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Praya. Other more remote areas may not have ATM’s and it is recommended to take cash. Banking hours are usually from 8am – 3pm weekdays, however, some can close as early as 11.30am. 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.

Tipping

A government tax and service charge are normally added to your bill at hotels and restaurants. However, a small tip for great service would also be appropriate.

Airport Customs

You are allowed 1 litre of alcohol per person, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 100 grams of tobacco and perfume for personal use.

Embassies and Consulates

There are no Embassies or Consulates in Lombok. The nearest are in Bali or Jakarta.

Australian Consulate

Jalan Tantular, no. 32 Renon, Denpasar, Bali

Phone: 241118

Out of Hours Phone: +623 61 241 118 or +612 62 613 305

Opening Hrs: Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm

Website: www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au

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

American Consulate

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.

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