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Bali Tourism Association Objects To Government’s Plan To Raise Visa On Arrival Fees

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The Indonesian Tourism Industry Association has objected to the government’s plan to increase the tariff of the visa on arrival program for international travelers.

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The Head of the Indonesian Tourism Industry Association, IB Agung Partha Adnyana, confirmed that all the tourism stakeholders in Bali have decided to object to the plan to increase the visa on arrival fees. The government plans to increase the price for each international traveler from USD $35 (IDR 500,000) to USD $105 (IDR 1.5 million).

“We and the other 10 tourism stakeholders objected to this policy,” Adnyana said during a discussion about ‘Collaborative Action For Bali International Traffic Rebound 2022’ in Nusa Dua on Thursday (14/4).

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During the forum, Adnyana asked the President of the State Enterprise for Tourism In Journey, Dony Oskaria, to help the tourism sector convey this objection to the related Ministers.

“I asked Mr. Dony to communicate our objection to the related Ministers through an official forum,” Adnyana added. He is concerned as it might disrupt the progress the tourism sector has been experiencing since the government eased restrictions.

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“I’m worried that this would affect the tourism sector, right when the influx of international visitors is increasing. Right now we have welcomed an average of 2,500 visitors per day in the last three consecutive days,” Adnyana concluded.

Meanwhile, the President of Angkasa Pura I for Bali Airport, Faik Fahmi, stated that Bali Airport is still offering a 50 percent discount on its landing fee policy for international flights.

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Iwan setiawan

Monday 18th of April 2022

U trying to put voa 3 xs than it is now ? What u trying to do ? I'm afraid da tourist will think again to come to indon wif 1.5 millions rp just 4 VOA......get real....

Chad

Sunday 17th of April 2022

Stop thinking about the money think about supporting Bali and it’s people The visa on Arrival should be free to help support Bali and it’s people

Chad

Sunday 17th of April 2022

It is stupid idea to raise visa Bali need the tourist to support itself by raising the price of visa on arrival will decrease the amount of tourist going to Bali Bali will struggle if the Government increases the visa.

Roger Thomas

Sunday 17th of April 2022

The rumour that the government is proposing to triple the cost of VOA seems to me a deliberate attempt to sabotage Bali's recovery. Far better would be to make the VOA free in line with a Japanese report which found that nearly half a million additional tourists would come to Bali boosting the economy by over US$ 500,000,000.

Randy

Sunday 17th of April 2022

No matter what nationality being granted a visa or an entry to any sovereign nation is a privilege and not a right.

Randy

Saturday 23rd of April 2022

@Admi, I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and I do know of the world. At least I was educated enough to know the difference with dealing with people like you who may be self centered, bigoted, and racist toward another culture or race.

Admi

Monday 18th of April 2022

@Randy, one day you may be able to get out of your village and see more of the universe, then understand more also. Until then please be quiet so others don't have to read your mental diarrhea.