Visiting Bali? New Tourism Levy and Exemptions Explained

Bingkai Karya – Planning a trip to Bali? As of February 14, 2024, a new tourism levy of US$10 or Rp150,000 applies to all foreign visitors. This levy aims to preserve Bali’s rich culture, traditions, and environment while enhancing tourism services.

However, not everyone needs to pay. Seven categories of foreigners are exempt, including diplomatic visa holders, crew members, and holders of specific long-term visas. Check the full list in the article to see if you qualify for an exemption.

If you fall under an exempt category, be sure to apply for tax exemption through the Love Bali app at least a month before your arrival. The verification process takes up to five working days, and you’ll receive notification of your approval or rejection through the app.

For those who need to pay, several options are available. You can settle the levy through the Love Bali app or directly upon arrival at key entry points like the airport and harbor, or through travel agencies, hotels, and tourist attractions.

The collected funds will be used for various purposes, including preserving Balinese culture and traditions, maintaining the natural environment, improving tourism quality, and organizing events. This levy ensures a sustainable future for Bali’s tourism industry while protecting its unique heritage.

By planning ahead and understanding the new levy, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip to Bali. Remember, responsible tourism benefits both visitors and the local community. So, pack your bags, embrace the Balinese culture, and make memories that last a lifetime!


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