Starting from 2024, foreign sunseekers visiting Bali will be required to pay an entry fee of IDR150,000 (US$10), Governor Wayan Koster said.
The Bali Provincial Government aims to collect this fee electronically or through e-payment methods, as part of its efforts to boost the region’s tourism revenue.
“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, expressing the plan to implement this policy.
Koster shared this information during a session at the Bali Regional Representative Council (DPRD) office yesterday.
The fee for foreign tourists aligns with the recently enacted Law Number 15 of 2023, which pertains to the Province of Bali. This law grants the Provincial Government the authority to levy fees on international tourists visiting Bali, as regulated by Regional Regulations.
Koster further explained that foreign tourists would be required to pay the fee upon arrival at designated entry points, including I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. The collected funds will contribute to the local revenue (PAD) of the Bali Provincial Government, specifically allocated for the development of tourism infrastructure throughout the renowned Island of the Gods.
“These funds will be managed by relevant regional authorities in a planned, targeted, transparent, and accountable manner,” he emphasized.