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Bali implements Rp 150,000 tourist tax for foreign visitors starting February 14

Jakarta Globe - February 7, 2024

Faisal Maliki Baskoro, Bali – Beginning Feb. 14, 2024, foreign tourists visiting Bali will be required to pay a tourist tax of Rp 150,000 ($10). The Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno, said the imposition of the levy on foreign tourists is intended to preserve the culture and environment in Bali.

"The levy is expected to enhance the information services related to Bali's cultural tourism, simultaneously contributing to the development of quality infrastructure and public transportation facilities. Additionally, the levy regulations in Bali aim to create cleanliness, order, comfort, and security for tourists," Sandiaga said in a statement recently.

A regional regulation (Perda) regarding entry fees for foreign tourists in Bali was officially enacted in Nov. 2023. This means that all foreign tourists entering Bali are required to pay a levy of Rp 150,000. According to the Bali Provincial Government, the anticipated time per tourist for the tax collection procedure is approximately 23 seconds.

The levy of Rp 150,000 applies to each foreign tourist visiting Bali. This levy is a one-time payment during their entire stay in Bali. The accepted method of payment is cashless, facilitated through Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI).

To make the payment, foreign tourists are advised to access the Love Bali website (https://lovebali.baliprov.go.id/home) before entering the arrival gates in Bali. Subsequently, tourists can select their preferred payment method, including bank transfer, virtual account, or QRIS.

Upon a successful transaction, the Love Bali System will provide a paid notification in the form of a digital payment proof. However, foreign tourists are encouraged to complete the payment before their departure to Bali to streamline the service upon arrival at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport and Benoa Port.

For those unable to make payments through the Love Bali System, foreign tourists can opt for non-cash payments at BRI counters available at airports or ports. Payment methods may include debit/credit cards or electronic data capture (EDC). After the transaction, tourists will receive a printout as proof of payment.

All tourists need to retain valid payment proof, as it will be scanned through the scanning device after the travel document verification process upon entering the arrival gates.

Source: https://jakartaglobe.id/lifestyle/bali-implements-rp-150000-tourist-tax-for-foreign-visitors-starting-february-1