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Tourism leaders in Bali are calling on the government to reevaluate the visa-on-arrival policy. At present, the visa-on-arrival and e-visa-on-arrival allow tourists from over 90 countries to visit Indonesia, including Bali, for up to 30 days for the cost of IDR 500,000.  In light of a recent rise in the number of reports of foreigners …

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The Acting Governor of Bali, Sang Made Mahendra Jaya, has issued statements to tourists as the high season gets into full flow. The Acting Governor and tourism leaders on the island are calling on all tourists to make a real effort to respect the local culture and customs of the paradise island.  Acting Governor Jaya’s …

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Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, has emphasized to the public that the government will not tolerate foreigners working in Indonesia when they hold only tourist visas. There are a series of tourism visa options available to foreigners, and none of them permit individuals to work in the country. His statements come …

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The Directorate General of Immigration of the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights has reiterated the need for foreigners and tourists in Bali and around the country to obey the laws and their visa conditions. The statements come as three foreigners have been arrested in connection with a drugs lab in Canggu.  The Director …

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Indonesia’s Director General of Immigration, Silmy Karim, has announced the launch of a new transitional visa. This new visa will make it easier for foreigners residing in Indonesia long term to transition from one visa to another without having to leave the country.  According to the Directorate General of Immigration at the Ministry of Law …

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One of Bali tourists’ biggest gripes at the moment is that visa-free travel has been replaced with the paid-for visa on arrival. This visa is easily accessible to travelers from over 95 countries and costs just IDR 500,000, but Indonesia’s ASESN neighbors have a plan that could lure Bali tourists further across Southeast Asia. ASEAN …

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The conversation around how tourists can own or lease property in Bali is one that can feel rather complicated. The principle of owning or leasing a property or land is different from one’s ability to live and work in the country. Owning or leasing property does not automatically entitle foreigners to work and build businesses, …

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The upcoming Hari Raya Idul Fitr holiday in Indonesia will see hundreds of thousands of businesses and offices close their doors for the duration of the festival. As the celebrations get underway in the coming days, tourists are encouraged to stay up to speed with closures affecting immigration offices in the country. Hari Raya Idul …

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Tourists in Bali can expect to find things feeling a little different over the next few weeks. As the whole of Indonesia prepares for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, businesses and government agencies are preparing to go on annual leave.  Although Bali is a majority Balinese Hindu province, Indonesia is a majority Muslim nation. The Hari …

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The headlines in 2023 were capitalized by the bad bules of Bali; the unruly foreigners who were found to be breaking the rules of their visa, breaking Indonesian law, and disrespecting local culture. This led to a sharp spike in deportations. Yet, at the beginning of 2024, things on the deportation front felt markedly quieter. …

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Officials in Bali have confirmed that the newly installed auto-gates will make it easier and quicker than ever for tourists to pass through immigration. The news comes as the airport edges closer to its pre-pandemic norm.  The Director General of Immigration for Indonesia, Silmy Karim, has spoken to reporters now that the auto-gates are up …

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This week the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration announced a huge new visa policy. Tourists and business people who regularly travel to Bali and across the Indonesian archipelago can now apply for a 5-year multiple-entry visa.  Indonesia’s Directorate General of Immigration, Silmy Karim, was appointed to his post earlier this year and has quickly got …

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