Starting Feb 2024, international visitors will contribute IDR 150,000 (about USD 10) for a great cause. Discover what it means for your Bali adventures and explore the friendly discussions it’s sparking among travelers.
Hey there, Bali lovers! Guess what? Governor Koster of Bali has just shared some news that’s been buzzing around for a while now. In a friendly chat held in Denpasar on Wednesday, July 12th, he officially confirmed that a little change is coming our way when we visit this beautiful island.
All About 2024 USD10 Entry Fee
So, here’s the scoop: Starting in Feb 2024, all of us international travelers making our way to Bali will be asked to chip in a small fee of IDR 150,000. It’s roughly USD 10, but they’ll collect it in Indonesian Rupiah to keep things simple with exchange rates. Oh, and just to clarify, this fee is separate from the IDR 500,000 30-day visa-on-arrival charge, which might also see some changes soon.
Now, what’s the deal with this fee? Well, the money collected is going towards some pretty great causes – think preserving Balinese culture and taking care of the island’s beautiful natural wonders. It’s all part of a well-thought-out plan to make sure Bali stays amazing, and it’s a sustainable approach to boot.
Bali’s New Entry Fee Prompts Travelers to Search for Fee-Free Paradise
Now, here’s where it gets interesting. This news sparked some lively discussions among us Bali enthusiasts online. Some folks are saying this fee might be the tipping point for them, and they’re thinking about exploring other cool places. Thailand’s come up as an option because it doesn’t have a similar tax, and most of us can enjoy a visa-free 30-day stay there.
But hold your horses! While the tourism tax is set to kick in around 2024, there’s a chance they might speed things up and make it happen earlier. So, stay tuned for updates as Bali continues to evolve.