Bali proposes 83 additional nationalities for VOA eligibility in Indonesia

Tourists visiting a water palace in Bali. Photo: Pixabay
Tourists visiting a water palace in Bali. Photo: Pixabay

As an increasing number of sunseekers fly into Bali, the island’s tourism officials said that they have proposed 83 more nationalities to be eligible for Indonesia’s Visa on Arrival (VOA).

Bali Tourism Agency Head Tjokorda Bagus Pemayun said that, if approved, there will be a total of 169 nationalities eligible for Indonesia’s VOA. 

In other words, that would take the number back to pre-pandemic days. 

“In early February 2023, Bali Governor [Wayan Koster] sent an official letter to the Ministry of Law and Human Rights [about the proposal]. Now waiting for further information,” he confirmed to Coconuts today.

Among the 83 proposed nationalities include citizens of Algeria, Bangladesh, Kenya, Panama, and Zimbabwe. The official said that the countries were suggested by tourism businesses on the Island of Gods based on their market research. 

Bali tourism officials are hoping for 4.5 million international arrivals this year, in addition to 9 million domestic travelers. That would put the number just below that of 6,206,884 international tourists arrivals in 2019, AKA before the pandemic.

Are you on the VOA-eligible list? Follow this link to find out.

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