Bali awaits YOU
In the entire Indonesian archipelago, Bali is one of the most evocative places to visit. This is an island that stimulates the senses. In the thick tropical air, the seductive scent of incense and clove oil lingers. Traditional gamelan music jangles against the bustle of mopeds, as peanuts sizzle at roadside kiosks and petal-strewn offerings smolder on crowded streets.
Bali in numbers
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Safety for Women
As a woman traveling anywhere in the world, there is a certain level of caution and vigilance that must be practiced to ensure safety. However, Bali is one of the most secure cities in Indonesia and is safe to explore for women in groups or alone.
Crime and Theft
There is a very low risk of theft and robbery occurring in Bali and tourists are not likely to be targets of violent crimes. Of course, tourists are still advised to take precautions to avoid falling victim to petty scams.
Like many places, the very features that are responsible for much of Bali’s beauty also pose potential risks. Indonesia is prone to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes because of its position on the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire.’
While these events are unlikely to happen during your stay, it is wise to read about natural disaster safety protocols before your trip.
As of 4 June 2022, Bali remains under Covid Alert Level 2. At this level, the number of positive confirmed cases of Covid-19 is between 20 and less than 50 people per 100,000 population per week. The incidence of hospitalization in the hospital is between five and less than 10 people per 100,000 population per week. The death rate from Covid-19 is less than two people per 100,000 population in the area.
To ensure the safety of travelers visiting Bali, the Indonesian government has issued certificates to tourism businesses, tourism destinations, and other tourism products to provide reassurance to visitors to the island of Bali on the implementation of Hygiene, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE).
Establishments with CHSE certificates have received training, have been vaccinated, and continue to maintain all the latest health regulations.
Convenience & Connectivity
Although the most widely spoken languages in Bali are Indonesian/Bahasa Indonesia and Balinese, majority of the population can understand and speak English.
Transportation in Bali is very accessible and comes in different forms to address your needs. Options to ride the bus, hire a moped, take a taxi, book a Grab, or hire private cars are always available.
Currency & Payment Methods
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
1 USD ≈ 14,400 IDR
Stores in Bali primarily transact in Rupiah but most establishments such as hotels, fine-dining restaurants, and souvenir shops accept payment from major credit cards.
Pre-departure PCR and antigen is no longer required for fully vaccinated international and domestic travelers. Masks are no longer required when outside.
Citizens from Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are visa-exempt. On the other hand, citizens from India, Japan, Korea, Bangladesh, Nepal, etc. may purchase their visas upon arrival or in advance. To view Bali's visa requirements for your country in full, click the link below.
Leisure & Culture
Balinese culture is rich in music, dance, theater, and arts and crafts. Within the complex social-cultural structure of Balinese society, their ceremonial nature reflects the numerous levels of Balinese Hindu religious practices and ideologies. Travelers can experience the functions of arts in a living world thanks to the inseparable relationships among various arts, which create a vibrant soundscape and scenery.
Bali is the ideal place for foodies to explore and experience new flavors. Not only is the Indonesian cuisine in Bali fantastic, but the region has also developed into a foodie haven, with several Asian-fusion restaurants, some Australian favorites, and fashionable bars and pubs to wash it all down.
Aptly dubbed the Island of the Gods, Bali is a picture-perfect painting of paradise on Earth with its emerald green terraces, sparkling beaches, sleepy volcanoes, and stunning temples.
The retail environment in Bali ranges from traditional markets to contemporary boutiques, with everything from homemade traditional trinkets to high-end designer clothing. Handmade artworks, ranging from simple wood key chains to high-end artistic items, are available to tourists.