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Bali, Indonesia Travel Information

According to searchforpublicschools, Bali is an island and province of Indonesia (Asia). The island is part of the Sunda Islands and is located between the islands of Java and Lombok. The capital of Bali is Denpasar. A number of major cities in Bali are: Batubulan, Ubud, Sanur, Kuta, Jimbaran and Lovina.

Bali is known for its tourist character. You will find many places of interest such as sacred mountains, temples, shopping streets, hotels and restaurants. Many dishes are based on rice and that is why you will encounter many rice fields in Bali. Bali has a beautiful coastline with white beaches, palm trees and clear blue water. With boats you can sail to various other Indonesian islands. The water is also ideal for diving, snorkeling, surfing and rafting. There are various diving facilities such as diving schools and diving boats. You can dive to caves, coral reefs, shipwrecks and colorful fish. Bali is also known for its growing golf market. There are already several luxury golf resorts. See themakeupexplorer for trade unions in Asia.

Where is Bali located?

Travel information of Bali

Official name: Bali
Continent: Asia
Area: 5,633 km²
Capital: Denpasar
Country code: ID, IDN
Population: 4,336,900 inhabitants (2019)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 3,142 m (Gunung Agung)
Distance (Amsterdam – Denpasar): 12,140 km
Flight time: about 14 hours

Travel advice
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Bali that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Bali, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Bali. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Bali?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Bali at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Bali has a tropical climate. Throughout the year the temperatures are between 25 and 35 degrees. Bali is known for various natural disasters that sometimes hit the country, such as: floods, tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Bali can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Bali can be found at Climate info.

Best time
June, July, August, September and October are the best months to travel to Bali. This avoids the prolonged rainy season.

Indonesian is the official language in Bali. The most spoken languages ​​are Balinese and Balinese Malay.
Would you like to translate from or into Indonesian for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon departure from Bali.
A visa is not required if you stay less than 30 days and arrive through an airport, port or country border on this list. If you arrive in another way or stay in Bali for more than 30 days, you can personally apply for a visa at the Embassy of Indonesia in The Hague.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Indonesia:
Dutch consulate in Bali:
Indonesian Embassy in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory for Bali if you have visited a yellow fever country in the seven days before you visit Bali. In addition, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Malaria occurs on Bali (with the exception of tourist cities). Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency
In Bali you pay with the Indonesian rupiah (rupiah) (IDR).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Bali can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices in Bali are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -43% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (75% cheaper), food (19% cheaper), imported beer in catering (10% cheaper), cigarettes (77% cheaper) and public transport (90% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Bali it is customary to tip. If this has not already been included in the bill, it is customary to tip approximately 5-10%.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 6 hours later in Bali.
During our winter time it is 7 hours later in Bali.
Bali has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone of Bali can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Bali you have to drive on the left. You must have an international driver’s license
to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Bali. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop. With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Bali.

The same plugs and sockets are used in Bali as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Bali can be found on our electricity page (look under Indonesia).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 110
– Fire: 113
– Ambulance: 118

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Bali can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Bali can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Bali end
Official websites of Bali:, and

The country code (international access number) to call someone in Bali is 0062 or +62.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Bali? Then use the Dutch country code 00131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
All area codes for Bali can be found on Wikipedia.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Bali.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Bali.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Bali.

An overview of all public holidays in Bali can be found on and

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Bali, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Travel reports
Are you looking for a travel report (travel story) about Bali?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Bali. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Bali can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Bali can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Bali? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported to Bali.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business on or do business with Bali, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Bali, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Studying and internship
Are you considering a study, internship or gap year in Bali? You are by no means the only one and certainly not the first. To help you on your way, Nuffic (the Dutch organization for internationalization in education) has set up the website. On this website you will find all the information that can help you on your way, such as admission requirements, forms of education, accommodation, scholarships, internships, health insurance, study costs and of course experiences.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Bali.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 21.
– Alcohol and traffic: No maximum permitted alcohol content.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Bali is Indonesia’s most prosperous island?
…80% of the economy in Bali revolves around tourism?
…The Balinese calendar has only 210 days?
…Until 1958 Singaraja was the capital of Bali?
…Especially scooters determine the street scene in Bali?

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