OK, so hold your horses! Bali isn’t open just yet as you can see from our previous blog post, but we wanted to give you some tips on what to do so you’re prepared for when it does!
Indonesia made it relatively easy for tourists to travel into the country (pre-pandemic) and we can assume that once the easing of restrictions are allowed, things will hopefully return to exactly as before.
There are over 160 nationalities (including those from Britain/USA/Australia/South Africa) that do not require a visa and are permitted to enter Indonesia for FREE on arrival. However, this method of entry does not allow you to extend your stay more than 30 days.
Visas on arrival is voluntary and costs around £25 ($35) and allow you entry into the country for 30 days (the same as the free visa). We would advise you to get this option if you are uncertain of how long you want to stay as it can be extended once, without you having to leave the country for a further 30 days, giving you a total of 60 days in Indonesia.
You’ll need to ensure that your passport has more than 6 months left before expiry!
There are 11 countries that are exempt from VoA, this includes travellers from Nigeria. If you are travelling from one of these countries, you’ll need to apply for a visa abroad at an Indonesian embassy or consulate AND you’ll need sponsor letter from and Indonesian citizen.
You can check out Bali’s immigration website: www.imigrasi.go.id