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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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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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Bali’s auto-gates are officially up and running. The newly installed auto-gates can be found in both the international arrival and departure terminals. Tourists from ASEAN nations and those using the eVoA will be able to speed through the airport.  The new auto-gates have been slowly and steadily installed across Bali Airport since late last year. …

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When Indonesia’s borders reopened after the pandemic lockdown in February 2022, many Bali lovers were shocked to learn that the visa-free travel policy had been put on hold. Within a few months, the legislative changes necessary to completely scrap free travel for top tourists had been passed.  In June this year, the Indonesian Department of …

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Bali has been hitting international headlines recently, but not always for the best reasons. A surge in cases of tourists behaving badly on the island has led to authorities introducing a series of policy changes, and some tourists have felt a hint of hostility come their way as a result of the actions of a …

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Bali’s Governor Wayan Koster has recently announced plans to implement a cap on the number of tourists who can visit the island annually. The policy change has sparked a huge discussion in Bali, and some local leaders are urging caution.  The Chairman of the Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) for Tabanan Regency, Tabanan, I Gusti …

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Bali’s Ngurah Rai Immigration Office has released data on residency permits issued in 2022. The data reveals the number of people who applied for residency is in Bali last year and the passports they hold. The data indicates the level of interest in Bali as a destination for international citizens who want to build a …

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The Indonesian Ministry for Tourism and Creative Economies has formally partnered with Airbnb. The new partnership with Wonderful Indonesia and Airbnb is called ‘Live And Work Anywhere Bali’. The aim is to promote the Island of the Gods to digital nomads and remote workers by improving awareness of the B211a socio-cultural visa.  The B211a socio-cultural …

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The Department of Immigration in Indonesia has confirmed that they are cutting visa processing times. As requested by President Joko Widodo, visa extension processing times have been cut with immediate effect. It is hoped that this will make extending and renewing visas easier for travelers and long-term international residents. The visa extension process in Indonesia …

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