The Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office said that starting from the beginning of next year or February 2024, a fee of Rp150 thousand will be imposed on foreign tourists entering The Island of Gods. This fee will be mandatory for tourists. The reason for imposing an entry fee of US$10 (equivalent to Rp150 thousand) for foreign tourists is to limit the entry of foreign tourists with bad behavior.
The US$10 entry fee for foreign tourists will be imposed at all entry points to Bali, especially at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport and Benoa Harbor in Denpasar.
Tjokorda Bagus Pemayun, who serves as the head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, also revealed that the plan for the mechanism and procedure of the foreign tourist levy is still in the process of being drafted in the Bali Governor Regulation (Pergub).
Furthermore, he said that the reason for implementing this levy fee in February 2024 is to allow time for socialization with foreign tourists.
Over the past six months, Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) has pledged to socialize this policy around the world. Meanwhile, the Bali provincial government plans to disseminate information about the new policy to foreign tourists. Pemayun hopes that all parties, especially those involved in the tourism industry, can help spread the word about this entry fee.
As for the payment process, it will be done at Ngurah Rai Airport. Every foreign tourist who comes will be required to pay, but the payment will not be in cash.
Then there will be cooperation with perception banks such as BRI and other institutions, using QR codes that will be available at the airport. Alternatively, there may be an application that can be accessed or in the process of applying for a visa in the tourist's home country, they can use the Bali Log application or services from the perception bank concerned.
Previously, this news came from the Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, who announced that a fee of Rp150 thousand would be applied for foreign tourists entering The Island of Gods.
Koster explained that this fee will be applied to foreign tourists who come to Bali directly from abroad or indirectly through other regions in Indonesia.
He said this at the 26th DPRD Plenary Meeting at the Bali Provincial DPRD Office on Wednesday (12/7), during a discussion on the draft regional regulation (Raperda). This fee will be charged only once during the visit to Bali.