How to Apply for a Bali Tourist Visa

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One worry that travellers and short term holidaymakers often run into trouble with when visiting countries outside of Europe is a visa restriction. Fortunately, those travelling for a luxury holiday in Bali won’t face major complications for applying for entry to the island. Bali is tourist free and offers a simple visa process that can be completed before jetting off or on arrival.

A visa is going to be something that you may be required to get when planning a holiday in Bali. The luxury villa resorts in Seminyak, Kuta and surrounding areas that are popular with tourists are just a click away, with a straightforward tourist visa application that is often granted to families, couples and single travellers.

For many nationalities Indonesian tourist (and transit) visas are permitted when you arrive at the designated airport in Indonesia. One thing to remember is that a tourist visa is usually not extendable and cannot be used in combination with any other visa types.

Visa Free Entry on Arrival 

Good news for holidaymakers looking for their dream stay in Bali – the Visa Free Entry scheme allows travellers to stay in Bali for 30 (thirty) days free of charge, which is set in stone for nationals of the following 11 countries and territories: Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


Tourist and Transit Visa on Arrival 

Travellers outside of those countries may have to pay a small fee to enter Bali for short-term holidays. This is known as applying for visa on arrival and is available for nationals of 52 countries and territories. A transit visa for up to 7 (seven) days is issued at a charge at US $10.00, and a tourist visa for up to 30 (thirty) days will amount to as much as US $25.00, which is relatively cost effective when weighed up against the cheap cost of food and accommodation on the island.

If you are looking to book a holiday in Bali and are not from one of the nations listed above then you must apply for a visa prior to departure.

Whilst in Bali, there are many adventures to take full advantage of that range from totally cost-free to premium priced. Popular activities that can be booked in advance or on arrival include: visiting local cultural sites, food and drink tasting, shopping, motorcycle hire, mountain exploration, diving and snorkelling, walking and hiking, and much more. Bali holidaymakers are lucky in that the weather is hot and sunny for the majority of the year so no activity is restricted by temperamental climate conditions.

Travelling to a new country can be exciting, but you do have to make sure that you are taking the proper legal channels in order to stay there legally. Ministry of Villas is a trustworthy accommodation specialist for villas and lodges in Bali. Ministry of Villas also provides specialist services for airport transfer and champagne on arrival, which is part of its unique customer experience package.

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