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Bali’s tourism tax – all you need to know

Bali’s new tourism tax comes into effect on the 14th of February, 2024, with all the funds going to preserve Bali’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. 

Although it’s a small sum of money at only Rp 150,00 per person, this can add up if you travel with a large family. And add the arrival tax of $50; all this must be incorporated into your holiday budget.

Here’s everything you need to know about Bali’s tourism tax 2024.

What’s The New Bali Tourism Tax All About?

The Bali provincial government has announced a new tourism tax of IDR 150,000 per person who arrives in Bali, which applies to international tourists. This tourism tax is not aimed at just another tax, but it’s designed to invest the monies into funding environmental initiatives, cultural preservation projects, and infrastructure improvements. All this is aimed at making Bali a nicer place to visit (it’s already amazing), but the funds will be invested wisely. When we mention environmental activities, we hope it goes to cleaning up the waterways, beaches and landfills.

How Will It Affect Your Next Bali Trip?

For holidaymakers, the new 2024 tourism tax means budgeting for an additional expense of IDR 150,000 (about AUD15) upon entry into Bali. Every person must pay for this, even children. OK, this is not a huge amount, only $15, and it’s going to a good cause, so it’s worth it. There is talk of the government cancelling the visa-on-arrival fee of $50, so we’ll have to wait and see.

The new tourism tax applies to those visiting mainland Bali and its surrounding islands, such as Gili Islands, Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan.

Please note that this tourism tax means that you’ll have to pay every time you arrive in Bali. So, for example, if you go to Java for a trip, you’ll have to pay the tax again when landing on the mainland of Bali.

Why Now?

The start date of the levy was originally September 2023, but this was delayed til 14/2/24.

The Bali Provincial Government, the Bali Tourism Office, and the BPKAD will manage the funds.

Before you think that Bali is the only tourist destination to implement this type of tax, other regions like Bhutan and Venice have implemented a similar tax for sustainable tourism.

How Do I Pay The Bali Tourism Tax?

According to  The Bali Sun, you can pay it when you arrive in Bali. But if you’re keen to get your holiday going and want to save time, you can pay beforehand at the  We Love Bali website.

Conclusion

Whether you’re coming to Bali for the surf, beach clubs, culture, food or its holiday villas, you know that you’re contributing to a more sustainable future for the island, which is needed as more and more tourists arrive every year.

 

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About the author

Steven is a die-hard Bali island addict and committed surfie. When he's not writing or taking videos of the latest restaurants or cool places, he's at Echo Beach surfing or riding his scooter around Seminyak, Berawa or Canggu. Steve is part of the Bali Villa Escapes marketing team and has been living in and out of Bali for the last 15 years.