Do you need a visa for a Bali tour?

Yes, for most visitors to Bali/Indonesia, a tourist visa is required for entry.

However, foreign nationals from the following ASEAN countries can enter Indonesia visa-free for up to 30 days for tourism purposes:

  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Malaysia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Visa on Arrival (VOA)

Passport holders from over 80 countries – including the UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada and the United States – must obtain a single-entry Visa on Arrival (VOA) at the airport. If you're entering Indonesia via Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta or Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar) in Bali, you can also apply for an e-VOA online before travel which should save you time in the arrivals hall. You can apply for an e-VOA 14 days before your trip and no later than 48 hours before departure.

The VOA costs IDR 500,000 (approx. AUD 50) and is valid for up to 30 days, with the option to extend once onshore for another 30 days at a local immigration office. If you want to stay in Bali for over 60 days, you can apply for a Visitor Visa (B211A) before travel.

See the full list of nationalities eligible for a VOA / e-VOA

VOA / e-VOA requirements

Documents required for a VOA/e-VOA include:

  • passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival (or a scanned copy of your passport's biodata page for e-VOAs)
  • Passport size photograph (for e-VOAs)
  • proof of onward or return ticket
  • proof of sufficient funds for the duration of your trip

Visitor Visa for tourists

If you're not from an ASEAN country or a country eligible for a VOA/e-VOA, you'll need to apply for a single-entry Visitor Visa for tourists (B211A) prior to travel. This visa costs IDR 1,500,000 (approx. AUD 150) and is valid for 60 days. You can extend twice onshore for 60 days each time (for a maximum of 180 days), and it's recommended to do so at least two weeks before your initial visa expires.

Visitor Visa requirements

  • passport valid for at least 6 months (for stays of up to 60 days) or 12 months (for stays of up to 180 days) from the date of arrival
  • proof of sufficient funds for the duration of your stay
  • return or onward travel ticket
  • two passport-sized photographs

Visit the official Indonesia Immigration website for more information on visa requirements.

Please note that the above information also applies to the rest of Indonesia.

The page is for general information only and may be subject to change. It is your responsibility to obtain relevant visa and travel information required for entry, departure and travel to each country or region you visit on your trip. You should confirm these with the relevant embassies and/or consulates.

Last updated: 27 June 2023

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