Bali Visitors Info

Climate in Bali
Bali has two seasons, a dry and a wet season. The wet season starts from November and ends in March. This does not mean that you will have rain every day or all day. Sometimes it will rain “cats & dogs” for one hour, some days you will get no rain or it can also rain for the whole day.

Currency
The official currency in Bali and the rest of Indonesia is the Rupiah.
The best way to change your cash foreign currency into Rupiah is at a Moneychanger “on every street corner” Warning!! Be aware that some of the moneychangers will try to cheat you (they do it with a smile, but they do!). Always check the rate of exchange and what they take as a commission. Make sure you count the money yourself and double-check the received money before you leave the office.
In the south of Bali it is also very common and easy to obtain money “out of the wall”/ ATM with your own credit card and pin code. Major credit cards are accepted in many shops, restaurants and hotels. They will charge 3%-5% for administration costs.

Language
There are more than 500 languages and dialects spoken across the archipelago but it is Bahasa Indonesia that is embraced as the national language. The Balinese have their own dialects but almost everybody attached with the tourism industry speaks English.

Visa
Passports should be valid for at least 6 months from the day of entry. All visitors entering Indonesia need since February 01, 2004 a VISA!!! Details of visa formalities must be checked at the embassy in your home country.

Time
Indonesia has 3 time zones: WIB, WITA and WIT.
Bali is part of the WITA time zone, which is in summertime 8 hours ahead GMT.

Health
For a visit to only Bali you do not need vaccinations. Bali has no Malaria or other contagious tropical diseases. If you need any other medical information, BALION can advise.

Airport tax
If you leave Bali you must pay (after check-in) an airport/departure tax of the following amounts:
– International flights a tax of Rp.150,000
– National flights a tax of Rp.50,000