What’s Bali’s New Tourist Tax & What Travelers Need To Know

Starting on February 14, 2024, foreign tourists will have to pay a tax of Rp 150,000 ($10) when they visit Bali. The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, has made it clear that this tax is meant to protect Bali’s culture and natural treasures.

“The Provincial Government imposes levies on foreign tourists every time they enter Bali directly from abroad or indirectly through other regions in Indonesia.” – Article 5 (1) of Bali Government Regulation Number 6 of 2023 on Charges For Foreign Tourists For Protection of Bali’s Culture and Natural Environment

A regional rule (Perda) that went into effect in November 2023 states that all foreign tourists who come to Bali must make a one-time payment of Rp 150,000.00 ($10) as a requirement for their full stay in Bali. The payment will be processed electronically by Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) through the Love Bali website (https://lovebali.baliprov.go.id/home) and does not enact cash payment method. On the contrary, they can choose from a number of payment options, such as a virtual account, a bank transfer, or QRIS which they can conduct before their arrival in Bali. After successful transfer, the “Love Bali System” will send a digital proof of payment. People who can’t use the Love Bali System can pay at BRI counters in airports or ports with debit or credit cards or electronic data capture (EDC), in this case, tourists will get a printout as proof of payment. It is necessary for foreign tourists to keep their proof of payment as it will be scanned at the arrival gates during the verification process.

The goal of the tax is not only contribute to maintain information services about culture tourism in Bali, but also the result of such tax would be utilized for the improvement of public infrastructure and transport. “The levy regulations aim to establish cleanliness, order, comfort, and safety for tourists,” Sandiaga Uno said in a recent statement. Along with helping to protect Bali’s rich culture, the new tourist tax is meant to improve the general experience for visitors by making infrastructure better and payment processes easier

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