Travel to Bali Updates

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Updated 10th June 2023

I travelled solo to Bali in March 2023 and also travelled to Bali with the family in June 2022 for 3 wonderful weeks and loved being back! We have another Bali holiday booked for August and we have put together a list of things to do before you travel to Bali. Thank goodness the list is getting shorter and shorter!

Arriving in Bali June 2022

Please note below is the current requirements to enter Bali as a tourist for a short stay of 1-2 months. The following information is best suited for you if you are travelling to Bali in the next few weeks and are travelling from Australia. I will come back and update the post when there are major changes.

Quick Checklist for Visa On Arrival Tourists

  • Passport with 6 months validity
  • Organise travel insurance
  • Download Satusehat App
  • Have outbound flight from Bali booked
  • Download WhatsApp
  • Consider electronic VOA, can do VOA at airport
  • Fill out online customs form

Things to do before you travel to Bali

  • Check your passport expiry! Please allow enough time to apply for a new passport.
  • Bali requires 6 months validity left on your passports expiry date from the day you intend to arrive in Bali. This is very important as you will not be able to board the plane to Bali if you don’t have it. Also double check your passport for any tears to the pages. Bali can be quite strict on passport damage so it’s best to check.
  • Bali no longer requires travellers to be vaccinated against Covid, see the official document released here (I used google translate to read it in English).
  • Organise travel insurance. We used Covermore for our trip in June 2022 and March 2023
  • Ensure that you have an outward flight booked from Bali and evidence to show the flight if requested. This is a requirement to enter Bali as a tourist.
  • Download the Satusehat App (formely known as PeduliLindungi App). You will need to do this before you fly to Bali and it is sufficient to just have it as a download on your phone, no need to fill in details. (The app has not officially been taken off the requirement list for entry but never gets checked!)
Satusehat app
  • Download WhatsApp, it is helpful when in Bali as a lot of drivers and nannies use WA
  • Fill out the online customs declaration, this can be done 72 hrs prior to your flight. One per family
eCD
  • Mask rules have finally been lifted in Bali so are not required to be worn at airports or throughout Bali. You may still choose to wear a mask
  • There is now a eVOA (electronic visa on arrival) that you can apply for here before you travel to Bali. Please see below on instructions on how to complete

Completing eVisa

  • If you wanting to avoid lining up for VOA at the airport you can complete the eVOA. I did this before flying in March 2023 and found it easy to do.
  • Please note that for families it requires you to make a new submission for each person travelling including babies/children. It also means you need seperate email addresses for each person. You could consider setting up a free email address or using work emails to get it to work
  • Process to set up eVisa:
  • Register an account for each person including babies, children and all adults
eVOA
  • It will ask you to take a photo of the person on your phone and upload, you will also need passport.
  • An email is required, it will check if it has been used on a previous account. Email address will be sent a link to click through on to authorise. Must activiate within 15 minutes.
  • You will then login to the account. Select Visa on arrival. Enter hotel address (just use first hotel you are staying in Bali), press submit. Scroll to bottom and make payment with your credit card. Can download receipt.
eVOA payment
  • Go back to homepage and you can see the visa submission. Click on visitor visa icon. Screenshot Visa page and save to phone.
eVOA screenshot to show immigration

On Arrival To Bali

  • On arriving to Bali you will exit the plane then walk to the immigration hall
  • If you have not pre organised an eVOA you line up in the VOA line to pay for VOA. If you have evidence of eVOA you can walk straight to the immigration line
Immigration hall
  • Australia is on the list for Visa on Arrival and you can find the full list of visa arrangements for different countries here. For VOA it costs IDR 500,000 per person (approx. $52AUD) for all passengers including children. I usually find it best to use AUD cash to pay but also be aware that there has been instances recently that the card facilities weren’t working
  • This allows you a single entry into Bali and you can stay up to 30 days. It can be extended once for 30 days at Immigration (there may be a charge for this)
  • Payment can be done by Visa, Mastercard, debit card or cash in IDR or foreign currency
  • Line up to be processed at Immigration. Lines to left for under 5 years old, over 60 years and disability. Can be used if anyone in your family group falls under any category
Left hand side immigration lines
  • At customs after you have collected your luggage, you show your e-CD QR code.
QR code to show at customs
  • If you have not completed the customs form before arriving there are QR codes to scan to take you to the link. Please note: there are no paper copies that you can complete so make sure your phone is charged
  • Mask rules have been relaxed in Bali and are now not required
Baggage carousel area
Baggage carousel DPS

As you can see the requirements to enter Bali as a tourist are getting easier and easier! We found the whole process easy and had no troubles entering Bali. I would love to hear if you have or are planning a Bali holiday so join our Facebook Group and share your story.

Kate xx

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Comments

    • Matheus
    • March 25, 2022
    Reply

    Hi Kate!
    Thanks for this post. I’m from Rio de Janeiro and I’m going to Bali with my family in early May.
    I have a 1 year old daughter and I was worried about her arrival, because here in Brazil I was told that because she didn’t have a vaccine I would have to quarantine for 7 days.
    We are fully vaccinated but she is not old enough to vaccinate. Reading her post I was relieved to know that the quarantine will not be necessary right?

    • Vita
    • March 31, 2022
    Reply

    Hi Kate, thanks so much for the tips, certainly not an easy thing to travel these days 🙂
    A helpful update: for pre departure PCR in Sydney you can now do supervised RAT test at Chemist Warehouse, on average $10 for test (you must purchase theirs) and $10 for supervision – so $20 per person instead of Histopath’s $79, which makes a difference for a family of four!
    The pharmacist will print out the Certificate for you. We have just travelled to Hawaii with 2 kids, and all went well with these Certificates 🙂
    Our next trip is to Bali in June, fingers crossed!

    • James
    • May 2, 2022
    Reply

    I was just registering the PeduliLindungi App. e-HAC says international travellers no longer need to complete as of 5th April 2022. You only need to complete your user profile in the PeduliLindungi App….. One less thing to do.

    • Mandy
    • May 24, 2022
    Reply

    Amazing, thankyou for this post, I will be following as we’re booked for the end of June I have always looked to your site for info since I had my wee one (she’s 4yo) and it’s helped me so much so thankyou for doing what you do! Do you mind sharing where you’ve chosen to stay this time? Mandy x

      • Kate
      • June 28, 2022
      Reply

      Hi, we just returned from an awesome 3 weeks in Bali. We stayed at Hard Rock, Westin Ubud, East Bali, Movenpick Jimbaran, Montigo Seminyak and Sanur 🙂

    • Leah
    • July 28, 2022
    Reply

    Hi just wondering whether an online customs declaration to enter bali needs to be completed for (on behalf of) a child (under 4). Thanks

    • sophie
    • October 13, 2022
    Reply

    Hi there

    Do you know if children under the age of 2 are required to have a customs declaration form filled out? (Electronic Custom Declaration) ??

    Thanks!

      • Kate
      • October 30, 2022
      Reply

      You just fill out 1 customs declaration per family 🙂

    • RA
    • December 31, 2022
    Reply

    Unfortunately, there is no info anywhere (been searching for hours) on how to apply for e-VOA for kids. Got my e-VOA approved to save myself the hassle on arrival, but after doing mine, I can’t see any option to add my kids in too.

      • Jessie
      • March 14, 2023
      Reply

      Did you find a way to complete it for your kids? Going through the same problem.

        • Kate
        • April 10, 2023
        Reply

        Unfortunately you will need a seperate email address for each child. People have been using work email adresses as a work around, as long as you can access to click through to the link.

      • Rich
      • March 25, 2023
      Reply

      DId you ever find an answer to this I am also stuck with this?

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