Bali’s governor, Wayan Koster, announced that beginning in 2024, visitors from outside the country will have to pay an entrance fee of IDR150,000 ($10).
To increase the region’s tourism-related earnings, the Bali Provincial Government plans to collect this charge electronically or through e-payment means.
“We have set the fee at IDR150,000 for one visit to Bali, specifying the amount in Indonesian rupiah to avoid following the fluctuating dollar exchange rate,” said the governor announcing his intention to put this policy into effect.
Koster provided this information at a meeting yesterday at the Bali Regional Representative Council (DPRD) office.
The foreign tourist fee is in accordance with the recently enacted Law No. 15 of 2023, which applies to the province of Bali. This law gives the provincial government the authority to collect fees from international tourists visiting Bali, which are regulated by regional ordinances.
Koster went on to say that visitors from other countries must pay the fee upon arrival at approved ports of entry, which include I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. The money collected will go into the Bali provincial government’s local revenue (PAD), which is earmarked exclusively for the construction of tourism infrastructure in Bali.
“These funds will be managed by relevant regional authorities in a planned, targeted, transparent, and accountable manner,” he emphasized.
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